WHY ARE YOU REBELS?
We believe that Product Managers carry the customer flag in every part of their job. This isn’t always easy. Fighting for your customers rights takes courage, persistence…and mad skills! We need to think like Rebels…sometimes (often?) going against the established way of doing things…and we have to raise our voices to speak for our customers. Being a Product Rebel means that you’ll do what it takes to put Customers First!
PRODUCT REBELS PARTNERS
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.
A holder of 9 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
COACHING TEAM: REBEL LEADERS
Our world-class coaches have backgrounds in executive product management across leading companies including Intuit, GoDaddy, OpenTable, eBay, Appfolio, and Kelly Blue Book.