Vidya Dinamani, Rebel Leader for ProductRebels.com, exercises her passion for grooming aspiring rebel leaders within the product management community; building the momentum behind the rebellion. She has over 18 years in the trenches. Specializing in business & technology strategy development and product design, development and management. Vidya has gotten her battle scars through multiple executive roles at leading companies, including executive positions leading Innovation and Product Management at Mitchell International, Director of Customer Experience for TurboTax, Intuit. She also served as Director of Business Operations and Chief IT Architect for the software provider. Prior to Intuit, Vidya was a consultant with Deloitte Consulting specializing in technology/strategy consulting. A holder of 7 US patents for software technology, Vidya earned a B.S. in Physics from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and a Masters from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is also a certified Net Promoter Associate.
Heather Samarin, Rebel Leader for ProductRebels.com, has over 17 years experience in the trenches; delighting customers through the design, development, and management of kick-ass customer experiences within both B2B and B2C marketing and product management. She’s held the customer flag from both senior and C-Level roles at start-ups within the social gaming and healthcare markets where she led product strategy and new product development. Before this, Heather spent over 13 years and held several senior leadership positions at Intuit Inc. Most recently, as Vice President for TurboTax Product Management, she launched their “free” business model and alternative monetization strategy through 2 new online tax products. As Director of QuickBooks Brand Management, she launched several new products targeted at the SMB market. She holds a BS in finance from California State University and an MBA in marketing from Santa Clara University