Holly Hester-Reilly

Product Leader & Founder


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.


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.

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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Eblyn Angel

Marketing Manager & Executive Assistant

Eblyn has helped build and maintain companies of various sizes from small 20-person firms to most recently supporting a 300+ person enterprise at Stack Overflow and is now applying their skills to marketing and podcast production.

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