Michelle Parsons

Michelle Parsons

Former Chief Product Officer at Hinge | Executive in Residence at Product School

Michelle Parsons is a highly accomplished product leader with a proven track record of success. She has held several key product leadership positions at top tech companies, including Chief Product Officer at Hinge, where she led the product, design, and research teams across Growth, Core Experience, Recommendations & Trust and Safety. During her tenure there she helped scale the org by 300% and 2x revenue growth. She oversaw the end-to-end localization of Hinge and launch of the app into the EU and LATAM, and subscription and pricing overhaul. Prior to Hinge, Michelle led Product Innovation for Global Kids & Family at Netflix and was a Product leader in the Personalization group at Spotify, where she managed a cross-functional team focused on improving the recommendations that power much of the Spotify platform you use today. Before that, Michelle served as the Head of Product for Hotels at KAYAK, where she oversaw product strategy and execution for KAYAK's hotel search and booking offerings.

Today, Michelle is the Product Executive in Residence at Product School, where she is helping shape how aspiring product managers break into and succeed in the industry. In addition to her work with Product School, Michelle is also a start-up and early-stage company product advisor, where she leverages her expertise to help companies develop and launch successful product offerings.

Throughout her career, Michelle has demonstrated a passion for design, user experience, and machine learning, specifically as they relate to improving search, discovery, and personalization. Michelle is committed to driving positive change in the product management field, and is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of product leaders. She is a sought-after speaker and thought leader, and regularly shares her insights and expertise with industry groups and events.

Past Talks

Continuous Design
Main Stage

As technology evolves, ‘new’ ways fast become ‘old’ ways. Adaptability is important to thrive in an ever-changing work environment. Being able to adapt to changing environments and work processes makes you a competitive job candidate and a strong overall professional. Our panelists will discuss the characteristics and actions that will help you adapt to a modern workplace, and become better at your craft, and a better leader.

Avantika Gomes
Avantika Gomes

Group Product Manager, Production Experience

Figma

Figma
 
Kathy Nguyen
Kathy Nguyen

Senior Product Manager

 
Nishtha Dalal
Nishtha Dalal

UX Manager

Shopify

Shopify
 
Michelle Parsons
Michelle Parsons

Former Chief Product Officer at Hinge | Executive in Residence at Product School