Are you following all of these great product people?
There are many great product leaders and professionals leading the way with their industry knowledge and product strategies. These folks are passionately sharing insights and ideas, and helping other product professionals by sharing and creating useful content.
So, we've put together this list of the Top Product People to Follow – people who we think are raising the bar and that you can follow on LinkedIn right now. Whether you have heard these names before or are looking for new, like-minded product people to connect with, this list will keep you in the loop.
Check out this list of our Top Product People to Follow, and be sure to give them a follow!
Top Product People to Follow
If you are looking for someone who is always active on LinkedIn and loves to have an open discussion about current product hacks, tricks and strategies, then Anthony Murphy is your person. Anthony has a big product following and rightfully so. On top of being a coffee lover, beer lover, life lover, husband and father to 2x cats and a little human, Anthony is a Founder of Product Pathways and product coach, writer & speaker helping product people, leaders and companies do product better!
Adrienne is a product geek who is well-known for her green hair, forthright opinions and formidable product expertise. She can also be credited with raising the profile of the product profession, having championed product people in Australia and abroad for over 20 years. In addition to running this, she somehow finds time to be a member of the Advisory Board at the Association of Product Professionals.
John Cutler is prolific on Twitter (@johncutlefish) and Medium, with awesome stories to share. John is keenly focused on user experience and evidence-driven product development. He mixes and matches various methodologies to help teams deliver lasting outcomes for their customers. John currently works as Product Evangelist at Amplitude where he coaches hundreds of current and future customers on being more impact focused. As a former UX researcher at AppFolio, a product manager at Zendesk, Pendo.io, AdKeeper and RichFX, a startup founder, and a product team coach, John has a perspective that spans individual roles, domains, and products.
Natalie Yan-Chatonsky is an experienced product innovation leader, social impact entrepreneur and trained designer who connects the dots between ideas, business and people. Natalie started her career in a product marketing role at a technology company before stepping into a product manager position with Yahoo—a trailblazer in the digital business space. After spending time at Tourism Australia and in other product management roles, Natalie decided it was time to embark on a journey of her own. Today, she is the Founder and CEO of Full Time Lives. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workforce, including gender equality, cultural inclusion and closing the generational divide in the workforce. Her enterprise collaborates with organisations to enable midlife professional women designing meaningful and connected lives.
As a product professional, you would have definitely heard of Justin Bauer before, the Chief Product Officer of Amplitude. Justin is a product and analytics thought leader who has experience scaling organizations from startup through scaleup. He builds teams that develop deep customer understanding and craft inspiring vision to create innovative product experiences that users love. Just to add to his product prestige, he's a 2x entrepreneur as well as an alumnus of McKinsey, Stanford GSB and Carleton College.
Lisa Yokoyama is the Head of Product within American Express' innovation lab, driving the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for enterprise-wide digital solutions. Lisa has recently been recognised as a trailblazing woman in Product Management and we couldn't agree more! She oversees a team of 50 product leaders and managers focused on automation and consumer digital commerce, a business line she built from the ground up over the past 10 years. As an emerging technology expert within the organization, she's an advisor and educator across all levels of the company.
Michael Ong loves Product Management and has spent the past 11 years helping to build a bustling product community in Singapore. Michael is a change-maker, a connector and a reflector, currently spending a lot of his time cycling and connecting interesting people together with the right teams. Michael began his software career researching and developing a rules-based system for fraud detection in call data records. His passion lies in full-stack development and being Agile. He enjoys the challenge of studying real world problems and providing solutions for them together with a team that has the same ideals and vision.
You’ve no doubt heard Melissa’s name – she is an enthusiastic product management leader, educator, board member, author, and speaker. She has extensive experience teaching product management with a plethora of insightful podcasts, videos, blogs, articles and posts all available via LinkedIn or YouTube.
In the product scene, Carlos González de Villaumbrosia is a big name and definitely an inspirational Product Leader. Carlos has over 10 years of experience building teams and digital products in the US, Europe, and Latin America. Carlos founded Product School in San Francisco in 2014. Today, the company is the global leader in Product Management training, fostering a global community of over 1 million product management members. Carlos is committed to pushing the product community forward and definitely excels at this with a published Amazon bestseller, The Product Book, hosting Proddys (his podcast), producing ProductCon, and helping organize over 1,000 free events every year in 200 cities around the globe.
When it comes to Product books and author recommendations, Nir Eyal is definitely at the top of the list! Nir is the bestselling author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” and “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.” He has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. His writing on technology, psychology, and business, appears in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
Radhika is a passionate product coach and speaker and the author of Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter. If you are looking for something radical to read, then this is right up your alley! Radhika is also a member of the Advisory Board at the Association of the Product Professionals.
Another fabulous Author and product social media influencer is Marty Cagan. Marty founded the Silicon Valley Product Group in 2001 to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising and coaching. Marty has been in a product role or within the product industry since 1996, with years and years of experience serving as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, and eBay. Also, if you haven't picked up a copy of ‘INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers‘, we highly recommend it!
Dan Olsen is a Product Management Trainer, Consultant, and Author helping executives build great products and strong product teams. Dan has a deep passion for building great products and the author of bestseller ‘The Lean Product Playbook'. What we admire the most about Dan is that he is a hands-on trainer and consultant that helps companies build and optimize their products and product teams from clients such as Facebook, Box, Microsoft, Amazon, Walmart, Sam's Club, HP, YouSendIt (now Hightail), One Medical, Medallia, and Financial Engines.
Teresa is an acclaimed author, speaker, and product discovery coach. The word that comes to mind when talking about her impact on the product community is DISCOVERY. Her book helps to fill your product’s gap and set you on the path to success. We recommend picking up a copy to her latest book, Continuous Discovery Habits: Discover Products that Create Customer Value and Business Value, and giving it a read! You wont want to put it down.
Steven Haines is not only a world-renowned author, speaker, and thought leader in the areas of product management and business acumen but he is also loves to keep his LinkedIn network updated and talking about his latest product discoveries, strategies and books. 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. 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.
Tatyana is an inspiring product leader and speaker. She loves talking about anything and everything to do with product management, from tech, innovation, future of work, product development and Product-Led transformation.
With over 17k followers on LinkedIn, Ken Norton is definitely a Product leader to be following this year! Before becoming a full-time executive coach to product leaders, Ken spent more than fourteen years at Google, where he led product initiatives for Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Mobile Maps, and GV (formerly Google Ventures). These products today are used by more than three billion people worldwide. Across Ken's expansive career, he has been the Vice President of Products at Google with the acquisition of JotSpot, led product management at Yahoo, was a software engineer and one of the earliest employees of CNET, and the founding CTO of search engine Snap (which became NBC Internet).
After checking out Associations of Product Professionals' list of our Top Product People to Follow, let us know in the comments of our socials who’s on YOUR top Product People list (don’t forget to tag them so we can follow them too!).