M. Wagner, S. Wynter, G.Shenoy, R. King, M. Strozak, D. Lifson

Teaches at General Assembly

Matthias Wagner

Serial company starter and builder - using creativity and technology to disrupt the status quo with products that people love to use.

Startups and Technology have been the center of my life for the past 15 years, in which I was fortunate to build over 10 companies and launch a lot of innovative products in the entertainment, consumer/enterprise internet and mobile space.

Product is what my heart ticks for. I enjoy getting my hands dirty and learning new skills to build and create. Fun fact: I created the Crazy Frog ringtone which achieved worldwide Number One-selling chart position in UK, Germany, Australia, USA and many other countries and revenue of over $700M.

Sherika Wynter

Sherika Wynter is a jack of all trades. She currently works as Product Manager with a background in mechanical engineering and industrial design. Prior to this, she was a project manager for 8 years with both PMP and ScrumMaster certifications. Her past clients include Pew Charitable Trusts, Tishman Speyer, Penn State, PBS and various other companies. Sherika also started her own research and development (R&D) company in 2013 and filed her first patent in December 2014. She is always willing to learn and share things she's learned along the way.

Gopal Shenoy

Gopal Shenoy is a product management veteran with over 17 years of software industry experience leading teams that have launched successful products. His passion for product management made him launch his blog Software Product Manager (productmanagementtips.com) in 2007. He is currently Director of International Products at Care.com. Prior to Care.com, he worked in product management roles at Gazelle, OnForce, Salary.com and SolidWorks.

Rosemary King

Rosemary King is a Product Manager at Pivotal Labs in London. Prior to making a jump across the pond, Rosemary worked in New York City, Case Commons, a tech start-up working in the social sector, and ThoughtWorks, a software consultancy. Rosemary comes from a public sector background and has spent time in political campaigns, business development, and non-profit management before making the jump to tech following a Masters program at NYU. Currently, Rosemary works with companies large and small to help them develop a user-centered product practice, implement lean methodologies and build products in an agile way. Her favorite thing to do is teach people not to be scared to draw on walls.

Rosemary lives in Highbury. She plays the ukulele (badly), takes ballet classes and surfs in freezing cold water.

Matthew Strozak

Matthew is a firm believer that decision making should be driven by data and steeped in logic to effectively solve problems. As VP of Product Management at PowerReviews, Matt blends these two ideals and works everyday to make customers happy and leave things in a better place. Prior to joining PowerReviews, Matt taught product management courses at General Assembly. He has also held various product management roles at CareerBuilder.com, building and launching niche job boards and leading the company’s data acquisition, integration and internal platform product teams. Before breaking into product management, he worked in finance related roles at CareerBuilder and Accenture. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

David Lifson

David Lifson is VP of Product at XO Group, in charge of The Knot’s wedding vendor marketplace. Formerly, he was VP of Product at Homepolish, Sr. Director of Product Management at Poppin, and GM of Digital Product and Engineering at General Assembly, responsible for all technology at GA, from e-commerce website to internal tools to online education delivery. Prior to joining General Assembly, he co-founded Postling, a social media management tool for small businesses that he sold to LocalVox Media in 2012. He has also been VP of Product at Etsy, Technical Product Manager for Amazon's Personalized Recommendations team, and started his career as a software engineer on Amazon's Community team. He also volunteered for 3 years as the official AngelList Scout in NYC, connecting over 450 investors to high-potential startups.

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