“My board tells me I need to scale myself and hire a head of product. So now that we’re hitting our stride, I’m thinking about kicking off a search for a chief product officer for my startup. What should I know? And how do I avoid mistakes that others have made?”
Fantastic to see the progression of roles & responsibilities enumerated and explained so clearly. Thank you!
Incredible post. I appreciate the depth and attention to nuance between each stage. This is not something that is obvious or well-understood - not even for product leaders. Well, not until now. I feel like you just wrote a 400-level college course and I appreciate it. You just helped me work through a few things.
This a great post. Curious to hear your thoughts what is ideal - a PM fully embodies the skillsets listed under each of the director, VP, CPO characteristics or a PM who have a bit of each.
Such a great article. Very well articulated and provides me a better understand of the roles and how to build/scale them correctly!!