VP Product, Lola; formerly: Product Manager at Kickstarter, Program Manager at Microsoft, Awesome Foundation Trustee, graduate of Olin College. On leave from Harvard Business School
Thinking of going to business school? I'm happy to talk about my experiences, what's helped/not, and crafting your application.
Program Manager at Microsoft
Product Manager at Kickstarter
Product Management Instructor - Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, GA, Startup Institute
Frequent Writer on Product Management, including in ACMQueue.
Thank you, Ellen! In a very efficient amount of time, Ellen outlined a clear and realistic way for us to gain helpful feedback from users. She also conveyed some general best practices in relation to the problem we're trying to solve.
Ellen is accomplished, thoughtful, and wise. Really appreciate her taking the time for career guidance -- I learned a lot!
Excellent! Super friendly & very knowledgeable about Kickstarter!
I went into the call with other 2 of my colleagues and we all came out with some important take overs. In about 40 minutes Ellen helped us set some important concepts in our mind and for sure has helped us move one step forward. I coudn't ask for more. Thank you Ellen!
clear and understood my problem statement very quickly
Ellen was very helpful in helping me think through what I could get out of business school, as well as how to approach telling my personal story for application essays.
Ellen gave me very sound advice based on her own experience in program management.
Ellen is a really insightful Product Manager, and I strongly recommend reading her website/blog http://www.ellenchisa.com/writing/.
On top of this, she proved to be kind, highly available and very inspiring during our call:
We chatted about Product Management, her experience at Kickstarter and Microsoft, and she got me pretty excited about blog writing, a discipline that I was poorly familiar with. That was unexpectedly delightful!
Thanks a lot for your time, Ellen.
I spoke with Ellen to get her insight on product management and Kickstarter and she was very helpful. She provided honest and direct advice which I appreciated, and also recommended several other organizations I should look at.