GOVERNANCE

Advisory Board

advisory-board

Applications Open For Board Members

Join Adrienne Tan, Ken Sandy, Steven Haines, and Radhika Dutt as Board Members of the Association of Product Professionals. Find out what we are looking for in a Board Member.

The Founding Board Members

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Ken Sandy

Board Chairperson
Author, The Influential Product Manager

Ex VP Product, Masterclass and Lynda.com

Industry Fellow and Lecturer, UC Berkley

Author, The Influential Product Manger

Ken Sandy is a 20+ years veteran in Technology Product Management.

He pioneered and teaches the first Product Management course offered in the Engineering school at UC Berkeley, which has over 400 PM alumni practising in the industry.

Throughout his career, Ken consistently defined, launched and managed award-winning, innovative Web and mobile products loved by customers and used by millions of users across 60+ countries.

Previously, Ken served as VP of Product Management at leading online education companies, MasterClass and lynda.com (Linkedin Learning), and is currently an executive consultant and advisor for startup and scale-up companies in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

​He’s recently released The Influential Product Manager – How to Lead and Launch Successful Technology Products, a highly practical and approachable guide to becoming more effective and navigating the challenging collaborative aspects of the product manager’s role.

Adrienne Tan

Adrienne Tan

Co-Founder and CEO of Brainmates

20+ year Product Veteran

Co-Founded, Leading the Product

Founded, Australia’s first Product Management community

Adrienne has been in Product Management since 2000. During her initial Product career, she spent time designing and developing Internet Services for communities in Regional Australia.

She co-founded Brainmates in 2004 to professionalize Product Management in Australia. Under her stewardship, Brainmates has thrived and grown rapidly over the past few years.

She created Australia’s first Product Management community, launching free Meetups in 2007. In 2015, she designed a successful Product conference called Leading The Product, bringing 1000+ Product Managers together to learn from Australian and International thought leaders.

Adrienne specialises in helping organizations develop their own Product Management Framework and Playbook. Her consulting specialty includes Strategy & Roadmapping, conducting Customer Interviews, creating Personas, Customer Journeys and Story Mapping.

Adrienne has a Masters of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Steven Haines

Steven Haines

Founder and CEO of Sequent Learning

Author, The Product Manager's Desk Reference and The Product Manager's Survival Guide

Visiting Lecturer, Technological University Dublin

Ex-Snr Director of Product Management, Oracle

Steven Haines is a world-renowned author, speaker, and thought leader in product management and business acumen. As the founder of Sequent Learning Networks and the Business Acumen Institute, he has trained tens of thousands of people who work in product management and other functions.
 
His industry-defining work has contributed to the transformation of mindsets, methods, and corporate competitiveness. Steven’s books include The Product Manager’s Desk Reference (1st – 3rd editions), The Product Manager’s Survival Guide (2nd edition), Managing Product Management (1st and 2nd editions), and The Business Acumen Handbook.
Radhika Dutt

Radhika Dutt

Co-founder of the Radical Product Thinking movement

Author, Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter

Lecturer, Northeastern University

Advisor on Product Thinking to the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Radhika Dutt is the author of the upcoming book Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter.

She is an entrepreneur and product leader who has participated in four acquisitions, two in companies of which she founded. She is currently an Advisor on Product Thinking to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore’s financial regulator and central bank.

She also teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at Northeastern’s D’Amore McKim School of Business and is an advisor to several startups. Dutt co-founded Radical Product Thinking as a movement of leaders creating vision-driven change and is a frequent speaker at business events and conferences worldwide. She graduated from MIT with an SB and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering, and speaks nine languages, currently learning her tenth.