Tiger2Tiger: How to Be (or Hire) a Great Product Manager

Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: 
Online (Zoom webinar)
Audience: 
General Audience
Speaker(s): 
Sponsor(s): 
Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Center for Career Development

Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) and co-host Center for Career Development invite you to an online conversation about how to become (or hire) a great product manager featuring Ed Zschau ‘86, Partner at Parker Remick, Will McCalpin ’12, Senior Product Manager at Trim, and Chidalu Onyenso ’14, Principal Product Manager at IBM Blockchain.

Topics covered include:

  • The core competencies that product managers must master to do an excellent job
  • The best ways to acquire and hone those skills
  • Different career paths to becoming a product manager
  • Characteristics of product management jobs in startups vs. large companies
  • How to choose the right type of company/product for your product management career

This workshop will also be beneficial for founders who plan to hire a product manager – what qualities and experience should you look for in a product manager.

Please direct any questions to Lauren Bender at labender@princeton.edu.

Tiger2Tiger is a series of practical skills-building workshops led by entrepreneurial Princeton alumni and faculty.

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Ed Zschau

About Ed Zschau

Ed Zschau '86 is an executive talent recruiter of product, engineering, marketing leaders for venture capital-backed startups, Ed joined retained executive search consulting firm Parker Remick in 2018. He spent 11 years as Partner with Inductus Associates, where he recruited over 160 product leaders across all executive functions for a diverse slate of startups including TaskRabbit, Life360, Stitch Labs, Edmodo, Ticketfly, LendingClub, and Mint.com.

Ed is also an advisor and investor with Fitz Gate Ventures, where he advises the partners on talent recruitment and works with portfolio companies directly. He holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

headshot of Will McCalpin

About Will McCalpin

Will McCalpin '12 was a Political Philosophy major at Princeton. After spending the first several years of his career in cleantech, Will made the transition to product management. He is currently a Senior Product Manager at Trim and is passionate about building products that delight & drastically improve the lives of consumers.

Headshot of Chidalu Oyensu

About Chidalu Onyenso

Chidalu Onyenso '14 was a Politics major at Princeton. She began her career at IBM as a digital strategy consultant before moving into product management. She has spent the last 3 years as a Product Manager for IBM’s Blockchain Platform, and is currently a Principal Product Manager focusing on Central Bank Digital Currencies.

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