Hey Elphas! I’m Michelle Parsons, Chief Product Officer at Hinge, the dating app that is “designed to be deleted”.
Before Hinge, I spent 2 years working at Netflix leading the Kids & Family product team where we worked to create a Netflix experience for our youngest of members globally.
Prior to Netflix, I worked in personalization at Spotify leading initiatives to create the algorithms that are used to power some of the most popular Spotify experiences such as Discover Weekly, Daily Mix and Your Year in Review.
At Kayak, I was responsible for the Hotels product from search to purchase across both web and mobile. I got my start in product in the ed-tech space after having spent 2 years teaching high school science with Teach For America.
I have a passion for finding elegant and implementable solutions to big problems and creating impactful, user-centric products. I am a firm believer in inspiring and empowering my team to ask the right questions, leverage data and user creativity to find solutions to the biggest user problems.
My experiences have turned me into a serial optimizer with a keen ability to translate data into bold strategic visions that teams can confidently organize around to create meaningful impact.
In my spare time I love to cook up new recipes with my partner, take my dog Reed out on long hikes, or discover new restaurants in my new home New York City. Fun fact: My partner and I met on Hinge over 6 years ago and deleted the app for good. It’s very exciting to be at Hinge on this new journey to help our users find love just like I did!
Ask me anything about building and developing a hyper customer-focused team, leadership, product innovation, and more!