Product Nerd | Ex-Lead PM @ SoundCloud, VP PM @ Semrush
Hey there! I'm Cole, and I'm happy to be a Udemy Instructor Partner with over 250,000 students worldwide. I found my love for teaching in 2015 and have courses across Udemy and LinkedIn Learning where I am lucky enough to be rated a top instructor on both platforms.
I'm currently a product management, strategy, and artificial intelligence consultant with my own business helping clients that have as many as 5,000 employees.
Before that, I was a VP at Semrush holding the position of Head of Product for the Academy division - the company was a public one with over 1000 employees.
Prior to that, I was a Senior Product Manager at SoundCloud where I worked on listener experience for over 170 million monthly users across web, iOS, and Android platforms.
I'm also a former General Assembly Product Management instructor where I taught courses in person to students in Manhattan. I'm on Udemy now because I loved my experience at GA and really enjoy teaching others about things I've learned.
I have consulted for various tech companies, and while in NYC was also a Product Manager at Bonobos - a web-focused retail clothing brand where I oversaw web and mobile properties that generated tens of millions in annual revenue through tens of thousands of customers.
Included in my knowledge is a lot of enterprise and a SaaS product management experience - I was an early product manager at Mass Relevance, a social API and data-focused enterprise marketing platform which was acquired in 2014.
Much earlier in my career I spent over a year as a PM with an investor funded startup in Austin, TX focusing on driving traction for early stage companies where we had over 35,000 users. I moved to that position from an initial role as a web engineer.
My career in Product Management started after graduating from Babson College and becoming a technology consultant to several companies across the US for over 2 years. As a result, I am fortunate enough to have experience in product management that spans several industries and development models.