Software Engineer, Advisor, and Product Management Leader in London, United Kingdom
HI! I'm Ed Blankenship. I am currently working as a Product Director at Akeneo UK leading Product Led Growth (PLG), Product Led Sales (PLS), and the amazing team building the next product line within the Akeneo Product Cloud.
Formerly Group Product Manager for Contentful, Head of Product for Algorithmia (acquired by Datarobot), and the Product Manager at Microsoft for Developer SaaS, Azure DevOps, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server, Application Insights, and HockeyApp.
On the side, I have had a long-time passion advising developer-related startups and founders including over 7 years as Program Advisor at Heavybit for several amazing companies: including some who have had amazing growth and even a few unicorns. 🦄🚀🎉
I'm a speaker, author, swimmer 🏊🏼♂️, and water polo player 🤽🏻♂️ living in London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧 but originally from the USA 🇺🇸