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Vasudha Mithal

Vasudha Mithal

Chief Product Officer, Care Solace

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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerAugust 22
My top-3 favorites purely from a product perspective: * Google Photos, for very delightful and practical uses of AI * Huckleberry, for attempting to solve the problems of new parents in a tech-first way * Tesla, for the beautiful combo of hardware and software to create an overall rich ...Read More
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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerAugust 23
A few things: * A very deep understanding of the problems they are looking to solve. This gets reflected in how they speak about past experiences (why did you choose to work on a specific problem, what exactly was the need?) as well as any case study (are they asking intelligent questi...Read More
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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerAugust 22
No matter how many parents I saw before at work, I was nowhere close to realizing the true joys and challenges of working parents. A few things: * As you are solving world problems and developing your team at work, you are also growing and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow at home. I now thi...Read More
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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerDecember 5
It is important to understand the product culture of a company. PM work is very often confused with project management (as you are experiencing). Your manager is the biggest lever in this scenario - define your goals clearly with your manager (typically companies follow an OKR based process for ...Read More
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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerDecember 5
Generally, a good way to transition is when you change one dimension at a time. So, either change your company, role or industry. Trying to move across several things is hard (not impossible). In that context, the best shot is at trying for a product role within your existing company. Build relat...Read More
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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerAugust 23
For very role-specific hiring: "Knowing about the role, how does your experience and skillset fit the needs?" The best answer: * Reflects the candidate really understands our company, has done research to know what might be top of mind and has taken the time with the recruiter to clarify ...Read More
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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerDecember 5
Innovation is best achieved by diversity of ideas. Diversity can be achieved by many ways - one of which is including views from multiple industries and domains. While hiring for a generalist role, it is important to leverage interview questions that are going after the skill vs. domain knowledge...Read More
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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerAugust 22
This varies so much from company to company but my general lens while moving from PM to SPM: * SPMs have had at least one meaningful product launch in their career. * SPMs are able to cut across product lines, reach out to multiple PMs to identify dependencies, get buy-ins, and manage timel...Read More
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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerDecember 5
* Understand how commercial teams are setup, how products are priced, what's a typical sales cycle and even more top of the funnel - how is marketing run, target customers and the value props. * Build a basic empathy for a B2B buyers journey - which platforms are potential buyers alre...Read More
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Vasudha Mithal
Vasudha Mithal
Care Solace Chief Product OfficerAugust 23
The most important thing to prioritizing a product roadmap is to deeply understand your company's strategy. How does your leadership think about 1) Goals for the year (revenue, profitability, user retention/satisfaction, ...) and 2) Balancing goals that might contradict each other (revenue growth...Read More
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Credentials & Highlights
Chief Product Officer at Care Solace
Formerly Headspace, Ginger, LinkedIn
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Lives In San Francisco, CA
Knows About Product Strategy, Product Management Skills, Product Management Career Path, Product ...more
Speaks English, Hindi