Holly Hester-Reilly

Product Leader & Founder

About

Holly Hester-Reilly is the Founder of H2R Product Science and the host of the Product Science Podcast. Holly is a former Columbia University research scientist and has spent the last 15 years leading product initiatives at startups, high-growth companies, and enterprises like FalconX, MediaMath, Shutterstock, The Lean Startup Co, Unilever, Capital One, and Weight Watchers. With those experiences she has developed the Product Science Method, a framework to discover the strongest product opportunities and lay the foundations for high-growth products, teams, and businesses. 


Her team at H2R Product Science partners with startup founders and product leaders to share this framework, helping them to figure out which product growth opportunities they should pursue and build the product management skill to deliver on their goals. 


Holly also teaches at NYU Stern School of Business as well as public and private workshops and has spoken about building high-growth products for events such as Lean Startup Summit Europe, ProductTankNYC, Parsons School of Design, and INDUSTRY: The Product Conference.

Motivation

I believe that we can use technology to solve real problems for real people, and I want to help create sustainable, enjoyable experiences for high-growth tech products, teams, and companies.

Just For Fun

Holly was a competitive figure skater in the 1990s during the reign of Michelle Kwan, who was her childhood hero. She trained at the same training center as Olympians including Surya Bonaly, Ilya Kulik, and Pasha Grishuk and Evgeny Platov.

Meet Our Team

The H2R Product Science team is made of passionate product leaders with decades of experience across startups and enterprises.

Allison Cassing

User Researcher

Allison is a user researcher with years of product management experience focused in data and insights. She has a deep interest in user experience and motivation.

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Michelle Makowski

Product Leader

Michelle's combined experience in product, marketing and finance fuel her obsession to solve unmet customer problems with delightful experiences.

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Dina Levitan

Product Manager & User Researcher

Dina is a product management and user research consultant with over a decade of experience in the tech industry. She's been an engineering leader at Google and product leader at venture-backed startups. She has Computer Science degrees from MIT and an MBA from University of Washington

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