Anton Kravchenko

Anton Kravchenko

Sr. Director of Product Management, Carta
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Writing a blog @ productdream.substack.com

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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementFebruary 3
My favorite interview question was asked by a hiring manager ~8 years ago when I interviewed for an Associate PM position at MuleSoft. I was asked the following: "Imagine humans decided to take the moon and put it through a giant chopper/grinder. The mass that comes out of the chopper is being d......Read More
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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementFebruary 3
There are different paths that each product manager takes, but the common ones I've seen are: 1. Joining a tech company as an Associate PM or an intern straight from college. For college grads, I suggest starting by connecting with other product managers (e.g. via LinkedIn) to better understand......Read More
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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementFebruary 3
My biggest frustration is that I let people down. Currently, I work with teams of 50+ people, which means I need to be available all the time. The more senior as a PM you become the more folks you need to work with. Time becomes the most valuable thing and I'm still learning how to manage it effe......Read More
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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementFebruary 2
There are different ways you can think about it, but I like to think about PMs as those that build new products (0-->1) and PMs that come in to manage an existing product (1-->N). * 0-->1: Product Managers who build a new product or service from scratch often need to innovate, which means bu......Read More
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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementFebruary 2
Different folks would enjoy different things e.g. if you are an introvert -- the IC track might be more suitable as you will be spending a good chunk of your time creating docs, prototypes, etc. It's fun -- just a different kind of fun. If your personality craves people interactions, the people l......Read More
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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementMarch 14
Start with your passion for Product Management and DWIT attitude. Find a team who needs an extra pair of hands. Partner with them in your free time. Deliver results that are visible to others. From there, it's an easy sell organizationally for "why" you should become a PM when the organization ne......Read More
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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementFebruary 2
Leveling up to Dr level meant being a point of contact for many people at the company, which meant more inquiries from sales, customers, leadership, and other product teams. Since I got promoted, my inbox and # of slack messages doubled :)  My learning from this experience is that you want to do......Read More
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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementFebruary 2
There are different paths that each product manager takes, but the common ones I've seen are: 1. Joining a tech company as an Associate PM or an intern straight from college. For college grads, I suggest starting by connecting with other product managers (e.g. via LinkedIn) to better understand......Read More
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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementMarch 14
Your team size, overall organization dynamic, and product maturity all shape the skills you need to improve day-to-day operations. Distilling to the basics, I'd go with the following: * Customer Focus: PMs who put the customer at the center of their decision-making process often help other d......Read More
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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementFebruary 2
Typically, promotions are the result of an individual's performance and business needs. In other words, it's hard to make a case for becoming a Director if your area can be covered by a single Sr PM, so both you and your product area need to grow.  PM Directors are also people managers who hire ......Read More
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Credentials & Highlights
Sr. Director of Product Management at Carta
Formerly Salesforce, MuleSoft, Apple
Top Product Management Mentor List
Top 10 Product Management Contributor
Studied at HULT International Business School
Lives In San Francisco, CA
Knows About Building a Product Management Team, Product Management Career Path, Enterprise Produc......more
Speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish