How to Build an Amazing Product Team

Wednesday, November 15th

6:30 pm - How to Build an Amazing Product Team

About This Event

“The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” – Steve Jobs

Join General Assembly at a session to discover tips and tricks to building an amazing product team. This session is catered toward hiring managers, company founders and product managers where they’ll pick up tips from recruitment experts, improve their knowledge of product hiring tactics and connect with others.


  • Find out how to overcome difficulties in hiring for product roles
  • Know what to look out for when trying to find a product manager to join your team

About the Experts

Mike Dickinson
Vice President, Product, Ematic

Mike has been in the product management game for over a decade, getting awesome product to market in the process. Currently, he’s the VP Product at Ematic in Singapore, where he is building and leading a product team in the email marketing space, providing a platform that leverages sophisticated machine learning algorithms to help brands unlock massive revenue gains from email marketing.

Before making the move, Mike was based in Sydney at SiteMinder, where he led the product teams for Little Hotelier, one of the worlds most successful Property Management Systems for SME properties, and Canvas, an automated website-builder and CMS product, servicing more than 20,000 hotels across 160+ countries.

He also conceptualised, built and grew Redii, a reward and recognition platform housed under the umbrella of RedBalloon, one of Australia’s most successful ecommerce companies. Redii became a separate entity where he continued to head the product, growing it to over 35,000 users, servicing businesses such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, BT Financial Group, and Panasonic.

Evgeny Lazarenko
Product Manager, TradeGecko

Evgeny, or Ev, is a robotics engineer turned product manager. He’s been working with startups in Singapore for the past 3 years, during which he saw plenty of the good, the bad, and the ugly. At TradeGecko, Ev led the development of the new Business Intelligence system and recently transitioned into improving the company’s B2B sales portal.

Ev is ultra passionate about product management. His love for the field led Ev to organize ProductTank Singapore, a regional chapter of ProductTank meetup, which is a spin-off of the influential Mind The Product conference. Ev hopes this meetup contributes to the growth of Singapore’s product ecosystem and community.

As a PM, he’s most interested in qualitative user research, product strategy, and organizational design.

Andrius Baranauskas
Director of Product, Carousell

Andrius is the Director of Product at Carousell – one of the world’s largest and fastest growing mobile classifieds apps, with over 41 million listings and a presence in 14 major cities around the world – and leads product strategy and development. Coming from Lithuania, Andrius has more than 10 years of experience in the Mobile Apps and Web space.

Prior to joining Carousell, Andrius was the Head of Product at Vinted, one of the world’s biggest preloved fashion marketplace with more than 12 million users. Operating in Europe and the United States, he spearheaded Vinted’s transformation from a desktop-only to mobile-first product, led the product and engineering teams, and played a definitive role in building the brand into one used by millions every day on both sides of the Atlantic.

Jason Gregory
Director, Agent Products, Property Guru

Jason has over 15 years of global, start up, commercial and corporate experience within multiple iconic online companies. He has built a successful career creating and leading innovative commercial and technology solutions in online marketplaces, publishing, digital marketing, search and competitive intelligence.

Jason resides in Singapore as Director of Agent Products at PropertyGuru, Leading world class product teams to deliver awesome experience and performance for Agents, across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

Jason also consults with Onestack and as a Product Advisor, and taught Product Management at General Assembly, and facilitated educational workshops with a Melbourne accelerator, Slingshotters.

Ahmed Amer
Product Manager, Tech in Asia

A Tech enthusiast who is passionate about Product Management and Product Design. I like exploring/working on/testing/building web platforms and mobile applications.


Wednesday, November 15th
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

District 6 - Coworking + Offices
Odeon Towers #02-01, 331 North Bridge Road
Singapore 188720

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