Rajesh Nerlikar
Skill Score
Professional (3/6)
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Industries
Professional and Business Services
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Product advisor / coach / recruiter - helping SaaS companies become product-driven and build what matters

An experienced product advisor, coach and consultant applying best practices from 15+ years of hands-on startup and enterprise product management to help companies accelerate the creation of customer and shareholder value.

We help startup founders / CEOs, product executives (CPO, VP Product, and CTO) and product team leads (Director, Group PM) make tough product decisions:

* Vision / Strategy – who to target, why and how to go to market to realize a long-term vision
* Product team – when to hire, who to hire, how to organize the team, and how to help the team get better at their jobs
* Operations – how ideas turn into product (process, feedback loops, KPIs, tools, etc)

We do this mostly through weekly / bi-weekly checkins and through The Prodify Guild, a private community where clients can learn from each other and The Prodify Library, which has worksheets, guides and real-world examples of product deliverables to help teams accelerate their decision-making.

Skills
Evaluated for VP of Product and Consumer PM role archetype
Performance by Category
Communication
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Design
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Technology
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Top Skills
Listening Negotiation Writing and presentation Stakeholder alignment Relationship building
Skill Progression
Experience

Product Recruiter

focused on VP Product role

Product Recruiter

placed a new Head of Product

Product Coach

Product Recruiter

sourced and placed a Sr PM

Product Recruiter

Helped screen and place 2 Sr PMs – one patient-facing, one pharmacist-facing

Product Recruiter

sourced and placed a Group Product manager

CEO

Craft the vision and strategy to realize it for a boutique management consulting firm focused on helping companies make tough product decisions related to vision and strategy, go-to-market, prioritization, hiring and product development / operations.

Principal Product Advisor / Coach

Advising and coaching startup founders, product executives, product team leads and individual PMs on product management best practices, based on our Vision-Led PM framework

Product Trainer

Led private training for 15 team members on product vision, strategy, customer discovery and roadmapping

Product Advisor / Coach

Product Advisor

Product Recruiter

Recruited and screened Head of Product and Senior Product Manager candidates with consumer mobile experience

Product Advisor / Coach

Product Advisor / Coach

* Coached 4 consumer-facing product managers on topics such as product vision and strategy, product launches, growth product management, and managing a team.
* Led 20-person team training on how to apply Vision-Led Product Management across 4 product areas
* Supported product operations transition to becoming more data and outcome driven

Product Advisor / Coach

Co-Founder

Rebranded co-founder Ben Foster’s original product advisory firm, Foster Innovation, to Prodify and clarified how we help startup founders / CEOs, product executives, product team leads and individual PMs make tough product decisions to advance their business and careers.

Product Advisor / Coach

Product Coach

Chief Product Advisor / Coach

* Led team of Prodify product advisors / coaches through regular check ins and “summits” to share best practices on coaching and advising
* Advised companies on best practices to find product-market fit, then create explosive growth and sustain a competitive lead
* Coached product managers on the skills they needed to reach their career goals
* Helped companies hire the right product manager based on the situation

Interim VP of Product and Design

Started as a product advisor / coach and stepped into interim executive role to help lead a team of 3 PMs and 2 Designers while also helping the company transition to becoming more product-driven

Degree Programs

MBA, Entrepreneurship / Marketing

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Licenses and Certifications

No Licenses or Certifications Found.