Title: Manager, Product Management
How long have you been at LogicMonitor?
I joined in August 2020, so almost one and a half years!
What has your career growth been like at LogicMonitor?
I joined LogicMonitor as a Sr. Product Manager, but was promoted to Manager, Product Management after being here for about a year.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love building things that help customers do their job better. In my role, I have a lot of input into what we build and that comes with a lot of responsibility in making sure we’re spending time and resources on the right things. All the research, planning, and work is worth it when I speak to our customers and see how we’ve been able to help them.
What do you find most challenging about your job?
Being in product management requires you to ‘wear many hats’ and be able to jump from a conversation with engineers to a chat with sales and then over to marketing. Being pulled in many directions and having to constantly context switch can be difficult, but if it is done correctly the results can mean a great deal to the customers in the end.
What LogicMonitor products/features are you most excited about?
I’m really excited about our focus on improving usability and making things more intuitive in the near future. I am a big believer that even the best products can flop if they aren’t easy to use, so improving how our customers interact with LogicMonitor and ensuring they can do what they need to in a straightforward and intuitive way is huge!
If you could learn one new professional skill, what would it be?
I’d love to learn French and be able to communicate fluently in business settings.
What advice would you give to other people in your field of work?
Push yourself outside of your comfort zone and take on new challenges. Being successful in product management requires a wide range of skills that can be uncomfortable to develop, but is so worth it in the end.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Pre-Covid I enjoyed doing Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but since that can’t be done while social distancing, I’ve been spending my spare time building things around my house. So far I’ve rebuilt a deck, designed and made built-ins for my home office, and remodeled my kitchen.
What is your favorite way to relax?
My daughter is obsessed with watching me play video games like Animal Crossing or Stardew Valley, so sitting on the couch playing them while my daughter points out all the animals, bugs, trees, etc. is pretty awesome.
What book would you recommend that you have read recently?
Circe, by Madeline Miller, is a fantastic read if you are interested in Greek mythology and like fantasy/fiction novels.