Building products & Helping fellow founders to accomplish their product vision.
My work is interdisciplinary, at the intersection of technology, business & psychology.
The best product managers can pick a product/feature they led and drill down to the various product angles and accurately articulate:
A. What was the process to define the requirements
B. What was the process to productize the requirements
By zooming in to the fine details and zooming out to the strategy and overall execution you should be able to evaluate a candidate.
When evaluate a PM I usually look for:
- Working in uncertainty
- Clarity of thought
- Data driven/informed vs. Guessing
- Be able to see the entire picture while zooming in to the fine details
- Technical Skills
The list above varies per company as in each industry and in each stage of a company the priorities are different.
Two great posts about product management:
How to hire a product manager by Ken Norton
Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager by Ben Horowitz (appears with more details on his book "The hard thing about hard things")
I had the pleasure of co-founding MediaBox Labs with Nir.
Nir has a talent for making great things happen, he takes the initiative and sets things in motion.
A natural leader, his enthusiasm motivates everyone around him.
He is a great product guy, full of creative ideas, and capable of diving into the fine details - without losing sight of the big picture.
Nir is an extremely motivated entrepreneur, an experienced manager, and an all around great person to work with.
Nir combined both technical and marketing expertise at his position as PLM. Directly from the beginning it was clear that Nir is a leader and we can rely on him to have the job done, regardless of the difficulties.
Nir's combination of skills, ambition and pleasant personality makes him an attractive candidate to any company.
I had the pleasure and honor to work with Nir for more than 3 years. Nir is a highly motivated, self learning & very talented person with a unique sense for details, business oriented and customer facing.
He is impressively dedicated to his tasks and goals, spending time and efforts in order to achieve the best possible results, while maintaining an efficient management of resources and a very calm atmosphere around him.
Nir has a remarkable human relations and has a unique talent to make connections and move the business forward both as a leader and a colleague. Nir is both independent and an excellent team player
I consider Nir as a personal friend and will be more than happy to provide a personal and warm recommendation to whomever it may be relevant.
Nir is an asset both to his employer as well as customers he works with. He has a rare ability to combine high level of technical knowledge together with the understanding of the market and its demands.
Take the above mentioned skills, together with Nir's personality that makes him dedicated to his work, and a collaborative team player, and you get someone whom you must have on board with you.
It was a pleasure working with Nir. I hope to have the chance to work with him again in the future.
Nir Dremer is one of most talented people I know , he raised in BitBand from technical person threw PS and moved to marketing very fast with great creative mind and capability to bring his ideas to live working systems in a magical way .
Nir has both management and creativeness skills that can be an asset in each company he will be in .
Adding to that his presentation skills and credibility he pass to the clients , and you have a great selling and marketing tool .
I am defiantly keep Nir as a personal friend , and I am sure our ways will cross each other again .
Nir is an extraordinary Product Marketing executive - a no-holds-barred, take-charge kind of guy to whom I pay my highest complement: he gets things done, He is a thinker, doer with great out of the box attitude ,conscientious employee who takes his job very seriously, but not himself. An excellent leader,Nir is wise beyond his years and would be an a great asset on any team. I'd work with him again without hesitation,
Nir is the personification of what makes Israeli Hi-Tech the global success it is - bright, motivated, multidisciplinary, quick learner, open minded and eager to improve, team player and overall one you want to have working in your team (I know I do) !