In this session, Loom VP Product Anique Drumright will break down the nuanced correlation between product and eng teams — and why companies often find themselves on the back foot after underinvesting in front-line engineering managers. She’ll outline why this is such a prevalent pitfall, what the most common blind spots are, and best practices for avoiding it. She’ll also talk about the importance of supercharging your engineering leaders — including instilling the skill of advocacy — so they can play an equally dominant role alongside product managers. Based on hands-on experience building hypergrowth teams, Anique will share successes and tough lessons learned when it comes to hiring execution, quality, and retention at fast-growth PLG orgs.
Anique Drumright is the Vice President of Product at Loom where she oversees product strategy and development. Prior to Loom, Anique was the Vice President of Product at corporate travel platform TripActions, where she built the product and design organization from the ground up and scaled the team over 8x globally during a period of hypergrowth. Prior to TripActions, Anique held multiple roles at Uber in product, partnerships and operations management. Before entering technology, Anique taught and served in leadership roles for Teach for America. She has a BA in Government from Georgetown University.
Bin has built highly effective product engineering teams alongside and in support of Pinterest’s hyper-growth in the last decade. He oversees Pinterest’s efforts around content acquisition, creator economy, and platform; prior, Bin helped build the foundation for Pinterest’s shopping, video, and feed products.