High-Performance Product Organizations: An Interview with Mike Profit

How many CPOs do you know who also a have a Ph.D. in entomology? We know a guy.

Mike Profit is the Chief Product and Services Officer at Workwave, and he says that in product management, like in biology research, “you don’t always have all the data you need to make decisions […] You’re trying to solve a problem without too much information.” We talked about how product leaders can really come from a variety of backgrounds outside of technology.

Mike has more than 18 years of experience running product teams in different types of organizations; we talked about his approach to hiring and building high-performance product organizations, and how the makeup and structure of those organizations need to adapt and change as the overall company grows.