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Pints with PMs hosts Pints with Pendo!

926 NW 13th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209, us (map)



The elusive product manager. Who are they? What do they do? What makes them most effective? Large, seminal studies have been done across various corporate leadership roles, but product management leadership remains a role with much less examination.

Join us for a discussion on the key findings from a recent survey of 300 product leaders conducted by Pendo and Product Collective. You’ll learn about PM career paths and progression, their spheres of responsibility, decision making authorities, alignment with other functions, reporting lines, and the outlook for the future of the role. Some of the findings are bound to surprise you, others will probably confirm what you suspected but didn’t know for sure.

Join Eric Boduch, chief evangelist and co-founder of Pendo, for a rich discussion on the key characteristics of the highest performing product leaders. If you’re a product manager, a product executive or aspire to hold a product leadership role, you’re bound to walk away better prepared to master your role.

About Eric

Eric Boduch has been involved with both startup and publicly traded software companies in senior management positions since 1995. He has extensive technology marketing, product management, strategy development, and business development experience. He has been a co-founder of 3 different startups that have raised over $75 million in aggregate and has been an executive at two different public companies.

He currently is a founder and the Chief Evangelist of Pendo, a venture-backed software company. Pendo delivers a complete platform for product teams that helps companies create products that customers love. With Pendo, product teams can understand product usage, collect feedback, measure NPS, onboard users, and announce new features in app - all without requiring engineering resources. Founded in 2013 and backed by Meritech Capital, Spark Capital, and Battery Ventures, Pendo has raised $56 million, and grown revenue by 400% in the past year. Used by hundreds of innovative software product leaders, Pendo tracks 20 billion user actions and improves the product experience for 22 million users every month.

Previously, he was CEO of SMaSh, a mobile SMS technology company, and was VP of Marketing for Vitria Inc., a publicly traded software vendor based in silicon valley. Before Vitria, Mr. Boduch held senior positions at Embarcadero Technologies, ProductSoft, and Cerebellum Software.

Eric has been a public speaker for multiple companies over the last 20 years. He has spoken at analyst conferences, universities, product camps, and company events. Today, he regularly speaks at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh on entrepreneurship speaks about product management at industry events like Industry, Pendomonium, and the CS100 Summit and has participated in regional product events in Toronto, Chicago, LA, and other U.S. cities. He has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.


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