Kim Fisher is a former software CEO and Product Management Executive who now focuses on designing courses for, and coaching, Product Managers. She has also led incubators for start-up companies.
Kim worked in Marketing and Product Management for many years before founding her own technology company and then helping others build their technology companies. Throughout her experience Kim has found that excellent marketing and sound product management processes are what make companies succeed. She has also often struggled to hire and train excellent Product Managers. She founded The Galima Group to help remedy this problem and to provide technology companies the training that can bring them to new levels of success and profitability.
Prior to the Galima Group, Ms. Fisher served as the CEO of the International Business Incubator, helping companies understand and successfully enter the US Market. She also served as Executive Director of The Women's Technology Cluster (WTC), the world's leading incubator for women-led companies, where she helped over 50 companies raise over $350 Million in Venture Capital and grow significant revenue. Prior to the WTC, Ms. Fisher was CEO and co-founder of AudioBasket, where she raised over $25 Million to build one of the first “podcasting” companies. She built innovative new products and formed partnerships with companies including Microsoft, AOL, Time Warner, and Deutsche Telekom. AudioBasket was acquired by EMotion.
Ms. Fisher worked previously for Motorola Ventures and was Marketing and Product Management Director for a wireless operator in Lithuania, where she grew revenue from 0 to $200,000,000.
Ms. Fisher has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. As a leading female CEO, she has been featured in five books and has appeared on the cover of US News & World Report. She has also been awarded the Price Fellowship for Entrepreneurship, and has served on the Advisory Boards of the Haas School of Business, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Nokia Innovent.