I help early-stage startups navigate product challenges that are really important to get right. People hire me to think through:
• Creating a North Star and establishing metrics that stick
• Designing a process for finding product/market fit
• Deciding whether to pivot or persevere, and what's next
• Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and retaining your first PM
• Designing an org where PM, eng, and design work in harmony
I’ll help you make high-quality decisions that save your company time, money, and heartache. Along the way, I’ll hone your team's product intuitions so y'all can solve future challenges without me.
I cannot recommend Nick highly enough as a product thinker. He helped our team gain clarity and direction for our product like a true pro. Nick's mentorship and facilitation skills were vital in guiding our strategic planning and earned high praise from every member of our leadership team.
You can trust Nick to provide invaluable insights and direction for your team's product development efforts.
– Matt Conlen, Our World in Data
[Nick] has the full range of skills – he was able to take us from blue sky thinking about what might be possible, to then real-time translating that into tangible mock-ups that we could respond to and refine, he then oversaw the building of the resulting technology which was game-changing, novel and functional...
On top of all of that, the design sprint was fun and interactive – generating ideas, voting on them, discussing – I enjoyed the process as well as the results.
– Laura Lewis, Rise
For people on a tight budget, or who just want to try a low-stakes way of collaborating, I offer a few mini-consultations:
I offer a few different containers for working together. If none of these feels quite right for what you need, we can dream up something completely new.
You want to run a well-designed, time-bound product experiment
You want a regular check-in for getting my advice on whatever is top of mind for you
You want an in-depth health check on all aspects of product and development
You need a short-term head of product to help grow your team's capacity
All engagements start the same way: with an informal chat where we can get to know each other better and discover if there's a fit.
I’ve been told that these conversations alone can be helpful for uncovering lurking obstacles, and coming up with practical steps for removing them. Plus they’re free – so I highly encourage you to reach out.
You can grab time with me here, or reach out over email: email@example.com.
My product consulting practice is built on 15 years of leadership and innovation within venture-backed and non-profit ecosystems. A few highlights:
For the whole spiel, you can find me on LinkedIn.