Growth-Stage Startups are Challenging
You’ve worked hard to get your company to the stage it’s at today. You've found your first product-market fit and begun to scale.
But more and more, it seems as if the list of things to do keeps growing, meanwhile product development is slowing.
We will help you get or build the skills you need on your team, now.
Your investors are telling you it's time to hire more product talent, whether its a CPO, VP, or a Head of Product
You have trusted team members whose jobs have grown faster than they have
You've got adoption but growth is slowing
That major initiative is pre-launch and it's taking too long to build
Everyone’s trying to move fast, but they’re not always headed in the same direction
We coach executives and product leaders to help them identify what's holding them back from achieving their career goals and strengthen the skills to overcome their challenges.
Our team works hands-on with companies to adopt continuous product discovery practices and to design and develop high-growth product organizations.
Join us for a group coaching session so that you can get the benefits of personal coaching combined with the camaraderie of working with your peers at other companies.
At our public and private workshops, we work through real case studies and share tangible techniques you can use to build an evidence-based product management practice.
The Product Science Principles
Over 15+ years in tech companies, founder Holly Hester-Reilly has developed product science, a theory for building high-growth products, teams, and companies.
People have more choices today than ever before, so product science focuses on creating experiences they want to be a part of. Our world changes fast, so product science relies on continuous feedback and rapid learning loops.
At its core, product science is about finding people’s pains and developing effective solutions for their problems – with the products we build, the processes we use, and the organizations we create.
We've Learned With The Best in Tech and Startups
Formerly Venmo and MediaMath
What Startups Say About Us
When I was being coached by Holly, I was recently promoted to "SVP of Product: Games" at Arkadium. It was a new position and Arkadium hadn't had a history and process of Product Management. Holly brought specific and actionable experience as well as great tools that I could use to start supporting our growing product team and processes. I was able to instantiate player interview tools and habits that significantly improved the quality of our releases.
I worked with Holly on bringing a large enterprise web product to market, and the job could not have been completed without Holly's leadership as the product owner. Holly is the rare product leader who is the complete package: empathetic to users, effective and fun for designers and engineers to work with, and trusted by executives to deliver on strategic KPIs and maintain transparency from concept to launch. I give Holly my most enthusiastic recommendation.
Data driven, execution oriented, leader, go getter. Those are the words I would use to describe Holly. Holly came in to Shutterstock when we desperately needed business direction for Skillfeed (a Shutterstock company). She conducted one of the best data driven business analyses I have seen. Holly collected a tremendous amount of data by surveying the competitive landscape, comparing various industry pricing models, categorizing thousands of user feedbacks and came up with concrete suggestions that are backed by data. Furthermore, Holly was able to be Product Owners on multiple successful teams. I would recommend Holly without reservation.
Holly worked with FalconX at a time of high growth for the product team and as the company was doubling in size. Holly helped us take on many scaling challenges, and her focus on collaboration, communication, and product research left a positive mark on the team.
Working with Holly gave me a better frame of reference. Both from conversations with her that are validating to experiences I’ve had and then also references she's provided — books, articles, some tools. Just a generally bigger toolkit.
Are you ready to scale like you've done it before?
We can teach you what a startup founder needs to know about product management and product leadership.
Check out our content for growth-stage startups
Check out the The Product Science Podcast, read the Product Science Journal, or check out our articles to get a sense of our approach and the principles we work with.
Schedule a meeting
Set up a call to meet with Holly at a time that works for you.
Talk with us
We love to help you solve the challenges you're facing and we'll figure out if we're a fit to work together and in what ways.
We'll start by identifying what success looks like and then we'll make a plan to get there, together.
Latest Posts for Growth-Stage Startups
The Jackie Bavaro Hypothesis: Cracking the PM Career Means Leading With The Right Questions
In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover why Jackie wrote books about PM interviews and careers, how product organizations evolve as a company grows, and what great product leadership looks like.
The JJ Rorie Hypothesis: The 5 Key Skills That Make a Product Manager Great Can Be Learned
We talk with JJ Rorie about what mistakes teams make around their assumptions, how product management is different across industries and company stages, and how to create an environment where product managers help each other.
I love to hear from executives and product leaders who want to build high-growth products, teams, and companies that can compete in today's fast-changing world.
Let's chat and see if we can work together.