Hi, my name is Sumit Suman. I’m a product owner with a track record of bringing multiple concepts to life. My various teams and I have successfully launched a communication API for chat & messenger apps (Nexmo), revived an enterprise file sharing business (Druva), founded a consumer mentoring network & an alumni engagement product company (Mentii), and incubated a low cost healthcare asset management & tracking solution (Avery Dennison). Currently I’m working at simplifying business travel (Comtravo). My teams have been lean and did whatever it took to make the product and business successful. As a result, what I have learned touches upon the entire product lifecycle.
Idea validation: I follow a hypothesis-testing framework for conducting unbiased customer / user research. I use the learning about unmet needs to develop and refine the product concept.
Product development: I convert the product concept into a targeted set of feature requirements along with wireframes and/or API drafts before collaborating with design and engineering teams to develop the product with agility.
Go-to-market: I develop buyer persona and market research driven product positioning and pricing. I have an in-depth understanding of how demand generation (organic & paid) and PR teams work.
Strategy, Sales, Partnerships, & Operations: My management consulting and MBA training helps me be data & results driven, articulate in written content and in person, and to understand the business considerations of customers and partners.
Support: For each new product, I act as the initial primary support person to better develop customer empathy.
I’m also a productivity and collaboration practitioner. I write about my learning here.
You can find more detailed information over Linkedin. You may also follow me on Twitter.
I live in Berlin and always available for a cup of coffee. Email me at my “firstname”.”lastname”@gmail.com to schedule it.