Executive Edge Council

The Council is a group of highly accomplished product leaders. They will play a crucial role in selecting top product leaders for the program and supporting accelerated growth to the C-Suite. They will be available throughout the year-long Executive Edge program for networking, mentorship, guidance, and advice.

Deb Liu, President and CEO, Ancestry

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With over 19 years in the tech industry, Deb’s been named one of Business Insider’s most powerful female engineers and one of PaymentsSource’s most influential women in payments. She was previously a senior executive at Facebook, where she created and led Facebook Marketplace, a platform for millions of people to buy from and sell to one another. She also led the development of Facebook’s first mobile ad product for apps and its mobile ad network, in addition to building the company’s games business and payments platform, which includes Facebook Pay. Prior to Facebook, she spent several years in product roles at PayPal and eBay, where she led integration between the two products. She serves on the board of Intuit and Ancestry and is a seed investor and advisor to several startups. She also holds several payments- and commerce-related patents.

Actively involved in promoting diversity in tech, Deb founded Women In Product. She is a member of the Committee of 100, a group of prominent Chinese Americans, and was named an A100 by Gold House, an honor recognizing impactful Asian Americans.

Deb received a BS in Civil Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Each week, she posts her thoughts in Perspectives, her Substack newsletter. She lives in California with her husband and three children and enjoys chronicling their family adventures in her Mommy School comic strip.

Andrea Chesleigh, Chief Product Officer, Spresso

Andrea Chesleigh is the Chief Product Officer at Spresso, a leading provider of AI-powered solutions for e-commerce businesses.

With a 20-year track record at companies such as Verizon, Zappos, Rent the Runway, and One Kings Lane/Bed Bath and Beyond, Andrea exemplifies a data-driven product leadership ethos and has extensive experience in steering cross-functional teams at various growth stages to drive market-defining solutions.

Committed to advancing diversity in tech, Andrea previously served as the NYC chapter co-lead of Women In Product and actively promotes executive leadership through speaking engagements and mentorship initiatives. Her strategic insight has earned her fellowships with impactful venture networks, marking her as a pioneer of product innovation.

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Andrea Chesleigh, Chief Product Officer, Spresso

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Andrea Chesleigh is the Chief Product Officer at Spresso, a leading provider of AI-powered solutions for e-commerce businesses.

With a 20-year track record at companies such as Verizon, Zappos, Rent the Runway, and One Kings Lane/Bed Bath and Beyond, Andrea exemplifies a data-driven product leadership ethos and has extensive experience in steering cross-functional teams at various growth stages to drive market-defining solutions.

Committed to advancing diversity in tech, Andrea previously served as the NYC chapter co-lead of Women In Product and actively promotes executive leadership through speaking engagements and mentorship initiatives. Her strategic insight has earned her fellowships with impactful venture networks, marking her as a pioneer of product innovation.

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JESSICA DOMINICZAK
Vice President of Products,
Carefeed

Jessica Dominiczak is VP of Product of Carefeed, a SaaS company relieving the administrative tasks that burden care facilities, enabling them to focus more on providing care.

She has 13+ years of product experience across B2B and B2C products in both startups and public companies. She previously was the Chief Product Officer for The Mom Project and GM and Head of Consumer Product at Tripadvisor. She has managed product organizations of nearly 30, including PMs, Designers, User Researchers and Growth Marketers.

She is passionate about supporting the advancement of women in technology. She has been a speaker at Women In Product and the Kellogg School of Management, where she received her MBA.

She is a mom of two and lives outside of Philadelphia.

JESSICA DOMINICZAK
Vice President of Products, Carefeed

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Jessica Dominiczak is VP of Product of Carefeed, a SaaS company relieving the administrative tasks that burden care facilities, enabling them to focus more on providing care.

She has 13+ years of product experience across B2B and B2C products in both startups and public companies. She previously was the Chief Product Officer for The Mom Project and GM and Head of Consumer Product at Tripadvisor. She has managed product organizations of nearly 30, including PMs, Designers, User Researchers and Growth Marketers.

She is passionate about supporting the advancement of women in technology. She has been a speaker at Women In Product and the Kellogg School of Management, where she received her MBA.

She is a mom of two and lives outside of Philadelphia.

Malaika Paquiot, CPO on a Break, Former CPO, Avalanche Insights

Malaika Paquiot was formerly the Chief Product Officer at Avalanche Insights, where she led the tech organization of product managers, designers, engineers, and data scientists.

She’s spent half of her 20 years in tech as a software engineer or manager of engineers and the other half as a product manager or leading products teams for web, mobile, voice, and IOT products.

Malaika has won the National Women of Color Technology Award, judged Triangle Startup Weekend, and serves on the boards of Cucalorus and Working Films.

She also keeps chickens.

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Malaika Paquiot, CPO on a Break, Former CPO, Avalanche Insights

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Malaika Paquiot was formerly the Chief Product Officer at Avalanche Insights, where she led the tech organization of product managers, designers, engineers, and data scientists.

She’s spent half of her 20 years in tech as a software engineer or manager of engineers and the other half as a product manager or leading products teams for web, mobile, voice, and IOT products.

Malaika has won the National Women of Color Technology Award, judged Triangle Startup Weekend, and serves on the boards of Cucalorus and Working Films.

She also keeps chickens.

KETAKI RAO, Vice-President, Product, IBM

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Ketaki Rao was formerly Chief Product Officer at data.ai, where she led the evolution of the next generation of products at data.ai from product discovery, roadmap, design, delivery, through to enablement. She brings 20+ years of experience developing products at small and large technology companies, including Salesforce, Amazon, Sun Microsystems, and multiple startups. She has worked in several verticals, including microprocessors, eBooks, mobile devices, mobile apps, marketing technologies like DCO platforms, DMPs, CDPs, and data products leveraging the best of first, second, and third-party data.

Ketaki is passionate about sharing with the community and has been a speaker for Women In Product, INSEAD business school, Hustle Fund VC, and private events. She has four patents, has co-authored an IAB standard, and has been awarded the IAB Tech Lab Service Excellence award.

Ketaki has academic credentials from three different continents — she earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics from Mangalore University in India, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in the USA, and a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD in France. These experiences have made her a passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity.

Yuying Chen-Wynn is an esteemed leader in product management with over 25 years of experience in EdTech, FinTech, and Big Tech. Currently the Head of AI at PEAK6, she leads the firm’s generative AI initiatives, setting strategic direction for AI applications across all business units. Her role encompasses building AI platforms, crafting best practices for AI governance, and guiding PEAK6’s strategic AI investments.

Yuying began her career at Microsoft, gaining invaluable experience on the Windows team when Bill Gates still yelled at devs personally. She then excelled in various senior product roles, significantly impacting business strategies and product innovation. As the VP of Product of the fastest-growing product lines at an EdTech unicorn, Yuying’s leadership was pivotal in increasing the company’s valuation from $1.3 billion to almost $3 billion within three years.

This success was followed by her tenure as the Chief Product Officer at Barnes and Noble DSS, where she launched a new B2B business line in six months, reduced fraud by 70%, and achieved a consistent 15% annual revenue growth.

Yuying, an MIT alumna, holds a B.S. and an M.Eng in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. A thought leader in the generative AI space, she is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a co-host of the “AI Afterhours” podcast. Her insights also enrich the “Road to CPO” podcast, where she discusses the intricacies of product leadership and decision-making. Outside of work, Yuying is a mom to 3 teenagers and a competitive ballroom dancer.

Yuying Chen-Wynn, Head of Ai, PEAK6

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Yuying Chen-Wynn, Head of Ai, PEAK6

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Yuying Chen-Wynn is an esteemed leader in product management with over 25 years of experience in EdTech, FinTech, and Big Tech. Currently the Head of AI at PEAK6, she leads the firm’s generative AI initiatives, setting strategic direction for AI applications across all business units. Her role encompasses building AI platforms, crafting best practices for AI governance, and guiding PEAK6’s strategic AI investments.

Yuying began her career at Microsoft, gaining invaluable experience on the Windows team when Bill Gates still yelled at devs personally. She then excelled in various senior product roles, significantly impacting business strategies and product innovation. As the VP of Product of the fastest-growing product lines at an EdTech unicorn, Yuying’s leadership was pivotal in increasing the company’s valuation from $1.3 billion to almost $3 billion within three years.

This success was followed by her tenure as the Chief Product Officer at Barnes and Noble DSS, where she launched a new B2B business line in six months, reduced fraud by 70%, and achieved a consistent 15% annual revenue growth.

Yuying, an MIT alumna, holds a B.S. and an M.Eng in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. A thought leader in the generative AI space, she is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a co-host of the “AI Afterhours” podcast. Her insights also enrich the “Road to CPO” podcast, where she discusses the intricacies of product leadership and decision-making. Outside of work, Yuying is a mom to 3 teenagers and a competitive ballroom dancer.

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AMORY WAKEFIELD, CPO, Aquabyte

Amory is a passionate business manager with broad industry experience in growing technology companies. She’s an excellent strategic thinker with proven management skills and a history of exceeding financial goals. Amory has expertise in B2B, B2B2C, and B2C SaaS models and loves scaling teams and businesses.

Amory was a recent guest on Women In Product’s podcast series, “The Path to CPO.” On the episode, she discusses the significance of team dynamics in achieving success and the importance of diversity in problem-solving.

AMORY WAKEFIELD, CPO, Aquabyte

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Amory is a passionate business manager with broad industry experience in growing technology companies. She’s an excellent strategic thinker with proven management skills and a history of exceeding financial goals. Amory has expertise in B2B, B2B2C, and B2C SaaS models and loves scaling teams and businesses.

Amory was a recent guest on Women In Product’s podcast series, “The Path to CPO.” On the episode, she discusses the significance of team dynamics in achieving success and the importance of diversity in problem-solving.

LISA KAMM
SVP, Product, Core Platforms, The New York Times

Prior to the New York Times, Lisa spent 12 years at Google where she served as the first product manager for internal customer support platforms, and focused on improving mobile productivity for Google staff. She also led a full-scale revamp of Google’s internal search engine. Lisa started at Google as a User Experience lead before spending 8 years in Product Management. Prior to Google, she worked at American Express, JP Morgan Chase, and IBM, as a product owner or user experience lead on internet and intranet products and projects

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LISA KAMM
SVP, Product, Core Platforms, The New York Times

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Prior to the New York Times, Lisa spent 12 years at Google where she served as the first product manager for internal customer support platforms, and focused on improving mobile productivity for Google staff. She also led a full-scale revamp of Google’s internal search engine. Lisa started at Google as a User Experience lead before spending 8 years in Product Management. Prior to Google, she worked at American Express, JP Morgan Chase, and IBM, as a product owner or user experience lead on internet and intranet products and projects

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Kelly O’Connell
Chief Product Officer, ActiveCampaign

Kelly is the Chief Product Officer at ActiveCampaign, the predictive marketing automation platform that suggests, adapts to, and validates your growth initiatives. She leads the product, design, and product marketing teams and is responsible for shaping the product strategy, driving product-led growth, and ensuring ActiveCampaign continues to push innovation and differentiation.

Kelly has spent a decade in marketing automation, educating users on best practices and building out marketing and sales processes herself. Kelly joined ActiveCampaign in 2015 and has worked in multiple leadership roles throughout the organization. As she built and scaled the customer success organization, led sales operations, and shaped product direction, Kelly has consistently focused on creating wow moments for customers in and out of the product.

Kelly graduated with a B.A. in English from Arizona State University. She lives in Chicago with her dog, Jeppson.

Kelly O’Connell
Chief Product Officer, ActiveCampaign

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Kelly is the Chief Product Officer at ActiveCampaign, the predictive marketing automation platform that suggests, adapts to, and validates your growth initiatives. She leads the product, design, and product marketing teams and is responsible for shaping the product strategy, driving product-led growth, and ensuring ActiveCampaign continues to push innovation and differentiation.

Kelly has spent a decade in marketing automation, educating users on best practices and building out marketing and sales processes herself. Kelly joined ActiveCampaign in 2015 and has worked in multiple leadership roles throughout the organization. As she built and scaled the customer success organization, led sales operations, and shaped product direction, Kelly has consistently focused on creating wow moments for customers in and out of the product.

Kelly graduated with a B.A. in English from Arizona State University. She lives in Chicago with her dog, Jeppson.

Julia Kastner

Chief Product Officer, Neuroflow

Julia Kastner is the Chief Product Officer at NeuroFlow, the market leader in behavioral healthcare technology infrastructure. Julia, recently recognized by the Timmy Awards as the Best Tech Manager in North America, oversees product development and innovation strategy at the company.

Julia has over a decade of experience in digital leadership and product management, including a senior role at Monetate, an A/B testing and website personalization company, and at Two Sigma, an AI-enabled quantitative hedge fund. Julia also spent time as Senior Product Manager at General Assembly. Before working in product, Julia owned and operated her own e-Commerce fashion business, Eva & Paul. Julia received her MBA from Harvard University and an undergraduate Economics degree from McGill University.

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JULIA KASTNER
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER, NEUROFLOW

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Julia Kastner is the Chief Product Officer at NeuroFlow, the market leader in behavioral healthcare technology infrastructure. Julia, recently recognized by the Timmy Awards as the Best Tech Manager in North America, oversees product development and innovation strategy at the company.

Julia has over a decade of experience in digital leadership and product management, including a senior role at Monetate, an A/B testing and website personalization company, and at Two Sigma, an AI-enabled quantitative hedge fund. Julia also spent time as Senior Product Manager at General Assembly. Before working in product, Julia owned and operated her own e-Commerce fashion business, Eva & Paul. Julia received her MBA from Harvard University and an undergraduate Economics degree from McGill University.

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Sarah Owen

Chief Product Officer, one inc

Sarah has over 20 years of experience in driving innovation, product development and business transformation. As Chief Product Officer of One Inc, she is responsible for leading the product strategy, design, and user experience teams to deliver against business goals.

Sarah is passionate about building empowered and engaged product teams, having discovered that there is not a one-size fits all approach to product development.

Prior to joining One Inc, Sarah was the Portfolio for Consumer Engagement Products at TSYS, a business unit of Global Payments. There, she was the Group Executive responsible for the product strategy, delivery, and modernization of their suite of Digital Customer Engagement Products. She has also held executive leadership roles at WorldPay, Heartland, and First
Data Corporation. Sarah combines her deep payments knowledge with a passion for helping clients transform their digital experiences and is a true champion of innovation, having patented and served as co-inventor for several mobile and digital payment solutions.

SARAH OWEN
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER, ONE INC

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Sarah has over 20 years of experience in driving innovation, product development and business transformation. As Chief Product Officer of One Inc, she is responsible for leading the product strategy, design, and user experience teams to deliver against business goals.

Sarah is passionate about building empowered and engaged product teams, having discovered that there is not a one-size fits all approach to product development.

Prior to joining One Inc, Sarah was the Portfolio for Consumer Engagement Products at TSYS, a business unit of Global Payments. There, she was the Group Executive responsible for the product strategy, delivery, and modernization of their suite of Digital Customer Engagement Products. She has also held executive leadership roles at WorldPay, Heartland, and First
Data Corporation. Sarah combines her deep payments knowledge with a passion for helping clients transform their digital experiences and is a true champion of innovation, having patented and served as co-inventor for several mobile and digital payment solutions.

Kaelin burns

Chief Product Officer, SUITED

Kaelin Burns is the Chief Product Officer at Suited, an A.I. powered, assessment-driven recruiting platform that empowers leading firms in Law and Investment Banking to find the right talent with the most accurate and equitable hiring system on the market.

She has 15 years of experience as a leader in product and tech, with an emphasis on B2B, internal innovation, and A.I. Previously, she was VP of Product at Artium, a software development consultancy, where she helped brands like Lionsgate, Grailed, Aperture, and Zeck build extraordinary software.

Kaelin primarily works with startups and growth-stage companies to build and execute cross-functional product strategies, while developing the team and product practice to support the product and company’s growth. As a lifelong learner who is eager to share, she has spoken at Agile and Product World multiple times and moderated at Women in Product’s annual conference for three years running. She is also a trainer at Mind the Product and is on the Women in Product Executive Edge Council.

Based in Santa Monica, Kaelin is a hiking enthusiast, an extreme programming nerd, a lifelong learner, a dance music aficionado, a Trojan for life, and always in pursuit of the best burger in LA.

 

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Kaelin Burns

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER, SUITED

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Kaelin Burns is the Chief Product Officer at Suited, an A.I. powered, assessment-driven recruiting platform that empowers leading firms in Law and Investment Banking to find the right talent with the most accurate and equitable hiring system on the market.

She has 15 years of experience as a leader in product and tech, with an emphasis on B2B, internal innovation, and A.I. Previously, she was VP of Product at Artium, a software development consultancy, where she helped brands like Lionsgate, Grailed, Aperture, and Zeck build extraordinary software.

Kaelin primarily works with startups and growth-stage companies to build and execute cross-functional product strategies, while developing the team and product practice to support the product and company’s growth. As a lifelong learner who is eager to share, she has spoken at Agile and Product World multiple times and moderated at Women in Product’s annual conference for three years running. She is also a trainer at Mind the Product and is on the Women in Product Executive Edge Council.

Based in Santa Monica, Kaelin is a hiking enthusiast, an extreme programming nerd, a lifelong learner, a dance music aficionado, a Trojan for life, and always in pursuit of the best burger in LA.

Ezinne Udezue

Ezinne Udezue

Chief Product Officer, WP Engine

Ezinne leads the strategic development of customer-centric products at WP Engine. Her mission is to position WP Engine as the premier destination for WordPress site builders, empowering them to build, manage, and optimize websites for themselves and their clients. She is a versatile business leader with a unique blend of creative, technical, and managerial expertise. Her leadership and contributions to Product Management, Innovation, and Design have earned her US patents and recognition from various institutions and communities globally.

Prior to her role at WP Engine, she served as General Manager for Owners, and Head of Product – Platform at Procore. In these roles, she led the development of Procore’s Construction Intelligence Platform through strategic acquisitions and spearheaded the creation of capabilities to enable Procore to scale across multiple sectors and segments.

Ezinne’s extensive experience spans roles in B2B and consumer solutions, including co-founding Product Mind, a product advisory firm, and holding leadership positions at T-Mobile, Time Inc, Discovery, and Bazaarvoice. Passionate about fostering innovation, she enjoys working with founders and supporting the startup ecosystem. She serves as a Board Member of DivInc, a startup accelerator, and as an All-Star mentor with TechStars, focusing on helping underestimated and underrepresented founders achieve success.

Ezinne holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from UT Arlington, where she is a Board of Advisors member, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and dual MBAs from Columbia Business School and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Residing in Texas with her husband and two children, Ezinne enjoys cooking, good music, and sharing belly laughs over puns and “dad jokes.”

Ezinne Udezue

Chief Product Officer, WP Engine

Ezinne Udezue

Ezinne leads the strategic development of customer-centric products at WP Engine. Her mission is to position WP Engine as the premier destination for WordPress site builders, empowering them to build, manage, and optimize websites for themselves and their clients. She is a versatile business leader with a unique blend of creative, technical, and managerial expertise. Her leadership and contributions to Product Management, Innovation, and Design have earned her US patents and recognition from various institutions and communities globally.

Prior to her role at WP Engine, she served as General Manager for Owners, and Head of Product – Platform at Procore. In these roles, she led the development of Procore’s Construction Intelligence Platform through strategic acquisitions and spearheaded the creation of capabilities to enable Procore to scale across multiple sectors and segments.

Ezinne’s extensive experience spans roles in B2B and consumer solutions, including co-founding Product Mind, a product advisory firm, and holding leadership positions at T-Mobile, Time Inc, Discovery, and Bazaarvoice. Passionate about fostering innovation, she enjoys working with founders and supporting the startup ecosystem. She serves as a Board Member of DivInc, a startup accelerator, and as an All-Star mentor with TechStars, focusing on helping underestimated and underrepresented founders achieve success.

Ezinne holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from UT Arlington, where she is a Board of Advisors member, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and dual MBAs from Columbia Business School and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Residing in Texas with her husband and two children, Ezinne enjoys cooking, good music, and sharing belly laughs over puns and “dad jokes.”