Shardul’s passion for product innovation is only exceeded by his love for chicken curry! Shardul is a serial product innovator, entrepreneur, and product management executive. His love for what he does has led him to found three startups, and has landed him product management roles in small growth companies and Fortune 100 enterprises in healthcare, financial services, consumer product protection, education, payment solutions, SaaS, digital services, and the U.S. federal government.
Shardul innovated the Product Canvas, a strategic planning tool that enables you to quickly capture, describe, share, refine and pivot on your product strategy on just a single page in less than 20 minutes. The Product Canvas is used by thousands of product innovators in over 70 countries to pursue innovative product ideas.
Shardul's determination to help product managers has driven him to mentor and coach product managers and entrepreneurs across the world in numerous forums, and found ProductCamp DC and grow it to become the largest networking community for product professionals in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. He has been a speaker at a number of product management, lean and agile events and conferences, has been quoted in several product management related articles, and runs a popular blog a http://streetsmartproductmanager.com. He also participates in many product management forums, answering questions from rising product managers.
Shardul is a big believer in applied learning. In other words, theories and academic frameworks are nice, but Shardul is all about applying these concepts in practical, tangible ways that work in the real world. He infuses this approach in his coaching and teaching methods, and even in his own learnings.
Join Shardul and adventure into his world of product management and innovation. You won’t regret it!
What are people saying about Shardul?
"...I've met few people with as much passion for product management as Shardul. He eats, sleeps, and breathes this stuff! Full of witty anecdotes and analogies, he’s able to explain complex challenges in a relatable and simplistic manner. As a mentor, he’s able to expand your vision, and help you realize your potential. Shardul is the genuine article!"
— Jake Y., Senior Product Manager
"...To say that Shardul is a true product guy would be an understatement. He has the principles of product management running through his DNA. Shardul is the driving force for a product innovation culture."
— Shesha P., Product Manager
"...I highly recommend learning from Shardul!"
— Gina I., Director of Product Management
"...Shardul is a first-rate product leader who is able to balance customer needs with revenue goals in complex environments. He's able to bring a mix of strategic thinking as well as practical product management know-how to the table. The Engineering and Product relationship was never better than with Shardul."
— Bobby T., VP Engineering, worked with Shardul
"...Shardul is one of the most passionate and fearless product managers I have ever worked with. He possesses an innate ability to quickly discover and assimilate the most innovative product development approaches. He is a constant advocate for listening to and learning from actual customers, and most importantly to take action from these insights to improve the product. He always moves things in the right direction with an authentic kindness, infectious smile, good humor and respect for all he works with. I highly recommend Shardul for those "tough" missions when you are in uncharted lands and need to get your product from concept to market."
Steve G., Founder, OneSpark
"...Shardul is hands down one of the best software product managers I have ever worked with."
— Holger S., VP Marketing, worked with Shardul