Hubert Palan is the founder and CEO of productboard, Inc. , an all-in-one product management platform that helps product leaders understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and earn-buy in for their roadmaps. productboard, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is backed by some of the world’s best investors at Index Ventures, Credo Capital, and Reflex Capital.
Prior to productboard, Hubert was the Vice President of Product Management at GoodData , where he managed GoodData’s platform business, built the whole front-end product management team from the ground up and established and embodied modern principles of product management and user experience design.
Apart from living and breathing the tech startup world of Silicon Valley, Hubert also once worked in management consulting as well as trained 20 national park managers in Vietnam on ecotourism marketing.
Passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience, Hubert mentors and advises startups, judges teams at many entrepreneurship competitions and he also frequently speaks at his two alma maters, the University of California Berkeley, where he got his MBA and certificate in Entrepreneurship (and was a student of the father of lean startup Steve Blank) and the Czech Technical University where he received a MSc. in Computer Science.