Technologist, product expert, and explorer of bright ideas and big possibilities
Hello there! I’m Adam Thomas, a technologist, product expert, and an aficionado of bringing clarity amidst chaos. My journey through the realms of technology and product management has been akin to a dance with tension, much like my youthful learning curve with bees. These buzzing creatures taught me the essence of engaging with the different facets of my work, be it customers, business needs, or technology. The fear of the sting morphed into a dance with reality, a choreography that has become the hallmark of my approach towards product management.
Who Am I?
Let me start with the most important stuff. First and foremost, I’m a technologist and product expert, which means I help product development managers (aka PdMs) and product teams make better decisions about what they make and how they work by advising them on product development, management, and leadership. You know, the good stuff.
Drawing on what I’ve learned over 15 years leading product initiatives at places like Informed.co, Datalogue, and Philosophie, I help clients overcome common stumbling blocks and find the answers to questions like:
- How can I excel in product management?
- How do I hire my first product manager?
- Why is my product development manager not performing?
- How can I make sure the strategy is crystal clear?
Where the challenge may have overwhelmed others, Adam took it in his stride, took ownership quickly and really evangelised the new product culture across R&D and the broader business. One of Adams superpowers is quickly building trust across the business and painting a compelling vision of the opportunities ahead.
Anyone who knows Adam knows he is passionate about his product craft, an energising person to be around, and will bring a different perspective to conversations.
Frances IbeSVP of Product
Sharing what I know is important to me
When I’m not working with PdMs to unlock their potential and revolutionize their output, I’m sharing what I know as a public speaker. I’ve been honored to present for Wizeline, Philosophie, Product Led Growth, Industry, Mind the Product, Denver Startup Week, Ethel’s Club, and many other industry-leading platforms.
I’m also a writer on all things tech- and product-related. You can stay up to date at my blog and check out my regular contributions on BuiltIn, Mind The Product, PM Insider, Product Marketing Alliance, Product Craft, ProductPlan, and Product School.
My latest venture is Survival Metrics, a roadmap for success designed to help product managers and teams understand when to push forward, when to pivot, and when to stop an initiative completely, resulting in fast, politically safe, and data-informed decisions.
Matt LeMayAuthor of Product Management in Practice – Ex: Google, Spotify
If you’re looking to power up your approach to product development, let’s connect!