What to expect
- Unique perspectives from featured VP/C-suite products executives
- Webinar Format: Enjoy our Speaker Presentation followed by Q&A Session
JOKR began operating in a booming post-COVID market, during which JOKR raised $450M in ~8mo and was one of the fastest growing quick commerce players in eight markets. As the first full-time employee on the product and tech team, VP of Product Gabrielle Charnoff had to help quickly and effectively build a tech team to support that growth and build a consumer experience that could fit each local market. How does flexible thinking and building in modularity impact a company’s ability to survive? In this session, JOKR VP of Product Gabrielle Charnoff discusses how flexible thinking was a core part of how she was able to navigate JOKR amidst immense change and help build products that have attracted attention from third parties in Latin America. The company now only operates in Brazil, but has extended its tech stack to be used by other companies in Latam. Product managing all of this with a background in investing, not tech or product, was a challenge but one where Gabrielle learned quickly that building in modularity is key to surviving in volatile times – as a team, as products, and as a PM.
About the speaker
Gabrielle Charnoff is the VP of Product Management at JOKR, a unicorn quick commerce company. Gabrielle was previously on the investing and operating teams at Softbank, where she held interim product positions at Softbank portfolio companies, WeWork and OYO. Prior to Softbank, Gabrielle was an investment analyst at a a women-led, emerging markets hedgefund, after starting her career as an investment banker at Citibank. Gabrielle loves painting, wakeboarding, yoga and making the most of work travel.
About the host
Brian is currently Senior Director of Product Management - Consumer Experience at Assurance IQ. Prior to that he was VP of Product & Design at Huckleberry, working on using data and automation to eliminate the complexity from small business insurance. Before that, Brian was Senior Director of Product Management at Fundera (acquired by NerdWallet), Walmart Labs and Amazon. Brian moved (back) to NYC in January 2020, and continues to experience everything this city has to offer.