Blair Presley has spent her career in a range of Sales, Brand Marketing, and Product Management roles. Her day job as a Product Director at DeRoyal Industries allows her to cross-functionally design and launch medical devices and supplies. Prior to her current product position, she led the Product Management team at Oldcastle Architectural in Atlanta. Blair has experience in the start-up space as well.
Blair is excited to be a part of the evolution of the Product Management community, and pleased to contribute to the profession by helping to build key functional skills. Blair holds an MBA from New York Institute of Technology, and a BS in Marketing from Hampton University. She is also a Certified Product Manager.
Cait Porte is the VP, Product for ZMags, a shoppable content platform that empowers marketing and eCommerce professionals to create engaging digital experiences. She is also on the board of directors for the Boston Product Management Association (BPMA), a co-founder of Boston Women in Product (BWP) and a part-time instructor at General Assembly. She has her MBA from Babson College and has worked in Product Management for small and large organizations in the Boston area. You can find her blog at www.PMinHeels.com.
When she's not working to build products customers love, she spends time in South Boston with her husband and their two dogs.
Vish has been a Senior Product Manager with The Boston Consulting Group's Digital Ventures division for two years. He has worked with and led multidisciplinary teams to design and build innovative products in Home Services, Philanthropy, and FinTech – including launching the startup All Set. Prior to this he was a Senior Strategy Analyst at Accenture, working on digital strategy, business operations, and product innovation with clients across Healthcare, Oil & Gas, High Tech, and more. Vish has bachelor’s degrees in Business and Psychology from the University of Michigan, and is currently pursuing his Master in Design Engineering at Harvard – a multidisciplinary program focused on tackling major challenges facing society with transformative solutions.
Chuck Blevins began his career as a Graphics Journalist. As the media transitioned to the web and new technologies, so did he.
Chuck has been involved in Cox Media Group Newspapers’ technology and online efforts for over 15 years — helping develop AJC.com’s early web video processes, designing and implementing ranging digital business processes, and product managing Cox Media Group Newspapers’ native and web apps. Currently part of CMG’s Digital Audience Platform team, Chuck enjoys playing with new technologies and services to make things better for CMG’s producers and customers.
Holding an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Denison University, Chuck has also earned an MFA, from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MBA from Georgia State University. He is also a General Assembly Alum.
Chris is the founder of Publicate, an online marketing platform used by businesses such as Meetup.com and We Are Social. Previously he spent 5 years in product strategy for one of the worlds largest display manufacturers, adding to his broad career in product and digital, spanning over 10 years.
During this time he has built up a breadth of experience in training and coaching companies in product management, agile practices and digital transformation. From startups, to some of the worlds largest brands; Booking.com, Clarins, Aegon, Allstate, and Statefarm, Chris has helped a variety of businesses in embedding customer centric processes and culture.