Michelle currently works at Hinge as the Chief Product Officer, where she leads the product, design, and research teams across Growth, Core Experience, Recommendations, and Engagement Messaging. Previously, she was the Product Innovation Lead for Global Kids & Family at Netflix and a Product leader in the Personalization group at Spotify, where she led a cross-functional team focused on improving the recommendations that power much of Spotify. For 2.5 years before that, Michelle served as Head of Product for Hotels at KAYAK. She has a passion for design, user experience, and machine learning, specifically as they relate to improving search, discovery and personalization. Fun fact, Michelle met her partner of 5 years on Hinge and is excited to lead the way in creating more intentioned space for LGBTQ+ daters on Hinge.
Building high functioning autonomous teams while balancing hyper growth for your product can be challenging. So how did the team at Hinge ensure forward momentum as both teams and product scale?
In this session, Michelle will talk through finding the balance between growing teams and products in an ever changing andchallenging environment. She will touch on:
- How to navigate team structures, processes and constraints of a scaling team;
- Her key learnings on prioritisation, implementation during this journey; and
- What the future looks like for the product team at Hinge