Patrick Blute is the Head of Product Marketing for nate. You do the shopping. nate does the checkout. Prior to that, Patrick was at EY working with corporates across the globe on digital transformation strategy. He started his career in SF as an early product marketer for Dialpad. Patrick is passionate about the arts as a mentor for Broadway Tech Accelerator and the creator and producer of South of Market: The Musical.

What’s your favorite product and why?

There’s one tool for Patrick Blute that stands above the rest.

“I was an early user of Squarespace and to this day I frequently find myself using the tool for new endeavors. I especially love utilizing their new analytics feature. It’s clean, simple, and infinitely useful.”

Why does product management matter to you, Patrick Blute?

“Quality products define the processes that allow people to share, experience, and create. As digital becomes even more ubiquitous with our everyday experience, finding ways to infuse sustainability, arts, and humanities into the digital conversation is my passion.”

What makes a great product?

“A great product gives. It could give you time back by completing a task. Or, it could give you energy by tracking performance. A great product inspires you to try something in a new way. It could also help you discover, curate, or try new things. If a product gives, it can become great.”

What makes a great product manager?

“A great product manager balances today and tomorrow. They blend how should we accomplish this with how can we carve a better path for everyone involved. The job is about listening and intercepting the needs beyond the airwaves. It’s the most impactful piece of the puzzle – bridging the gap and having the calm to weather any storm.”

What are the blogs, newsletters, books, or resources that you find most helpful?

We’d say nobody likes a suck-up, but we’ll allow this first suggestion from Patrick Blute.

“Products That Count :), Creativity Inc, The School of Greatness, The Atlantic, NY Times, Lynda.com now LinkedIn Learning, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings (Thank you, Sarah Cooper).”

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About the speaker
Patrick Blute Transfix, Product Marketing Lead Member

I am the Product Marketing Lead for Transfix, a leading transportation solutions provider, combining tech and a best-in-class carrier network to reshape the future of freight. I am also a host for Product Talk helping bring product leaders together to answer the question: "What makes a great product?"