Rich is a 40-year veteran of Silicon Valley product management including 6 startups (2 IPOs), 15 interim VP/CPO roles, and more than 200 software consulting clients.
He coaches product leaders and parachutes into software companies as the interim VP Product Management/CPO. He founded Product Camp, has been blogging about software product management since 2002, and wrote "The Art of Product Management" (2008).
For the last 5 years, his talks and writings have been focused on C-Level product leadership issues, especially helping Product/ Engineering/ Design groups (aka Maker Teams) work better with Sales/Marketing/Implementation organizations at B2B/enterprise software companies.
His "Four Laws of Software Economics" and other fundamental product observations have been forwarded to CEOs by product leaders thousands of times.
Tas is excited to work closely with Rich to bring our shared expertise to super-charge Australian and New Zealand tech businesses to take on the world.
Tas brings her 25 years of product management, product marketing, and agile delivery experience to NZ’s only product management agency. GSD Alliance help product people and teams be more effective, efficient and impactful through coaching, mentoring and training, as well as taking on fractional product leadership roles to help set up businesses for success.
Tas specializes in helping large, complex B2B product teams, often with multiple hardware and software components, navigate the challenges of a shifting tech and business landscape by levelling up their product discovery, delivery and operational functions.
She is a founder member of Product Aotearoa, has run the Christchurch NZ Product Tank for 8 years, and is a Professor of Practice teaching Product Management, Go to Market and Agile-related topics at the University of Canterbury.