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About The Product Manager

Elevate Your Product, Accelerate Your Success.

Welcome to The Product Manager, a dynamic and diverse community for digital product leaders navigating the challenges of product growth and maturity.

Focusing on the crucial stages of the product management life cycle that follow product-market fit, you’ll find a wealth of strategies, insights, and tools designed to help you conquer the biggest hurdles for burgeoning startups—from strategic scaling to securing Series B funding.

Our resources are tailored to guide you through the unique challenges that come with expanding and enhancing validated SaaS products, swiftly driving them to new heights, and ensuring they continue to create lasting value.

Our Vision for
The Product Manager

We’re here for the established. For the validated. For those who are ready to take their product to the next level. We are a voice for the product management professionals, the tech founders, and the product teams of startups in the liminal space between seed and maturity.

Our commitment lies in delivering high-quality, expert-created content. We use a variety of mediums to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to scale your products and teams efficiently, navigate your next funding round with confidence, and extend your market reach beyond your competition.

We’re here to empower you to focus on what matters most—accelerating sustainable growth for your product and unlocking the next stage in your career.


Meet the Team

The Product Manager is made possible by a lean, creative, cross-functional team as well as our parent company, Black & White Zebra. Day in and day out, we work toward one unified mission—to build and engage the world’s biggest and brightest community of product people!

Ben Aston

Ben Aston


Ben founded The Product Manager in 2019. Since then, we’ve grown into a vibrant community of product people—from PMs to VPs of Product—who generously share their expertise with our +70,000 monthly readers. Ben is also the founder and CEO of Black & White Zebra, an independent media tech company.

Hannah Clark



Hannah is the Editor of The Product Manager. Following six years of experience in the tech industry, she pivoted into the content space where she’s had the pleasure of working with some of the most brilliant voices in the product world. Driven by insatiable curiosity and a love of bringing people together, her mission is to foster a fun, vibrant, and inspiring community of product people.


Nicolle Rockstroh

Graphic Designer


Nicolle is a graphic designer and illustrator with several years of experience in advertising and brand design. She creates digital and print material, social media graphics, editorial design, and visual identities. She’s the creative hand behind the stylized illustrations you’ll find throughout The Product Manager.


Becca Banyard



Becca is the Producer of The Product Manager podcast. Becca’s organizational skills, combined with her experience and talent for multimedia production, are the animating forces that propel the podcast forward. Becca is also the Producer of numerous other podcasts under the Black & White Zebra umbrella. She both hosts and produces the People Managing People podcast.


Jason Fung

Marketing Coordinator


Jason is the Marketing Coordinator for The Product Manager and the brains behind the publication’s marketing and distribution initiatives. Jason brings an extensive marketing background with experience working for several tech startups and SaaS enterprise organizations.


Resources to help you build a successful product growth and maturity

The Product Manager podcast

Successful products don’t happen in a vacuum. Hosted by Hannah Clark, Editor of The Product Manager, our podcast takes a 360º view of product through the perspectives of some of the most fascinating people in the industry. Whatever your role on the product team, expect actionable insights to motivate and inspire you through your next sprint and beyond.

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Articles from thought leaders

The heart of our publication is our extensive archive trove of insights, resources, how-to guides, roundups, and feature articles created by product management experts around the world. Passionate about sharing your voice and perspective, we’d love to hear from you! We make the writing contribution process simple and fun.

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Tool lists to simplify the selection and buying process

We regularly rate and review both new and established product management tools to include it our frequently-updated software roundups. From test-driving features to critiquing UX, we’re constantly zeroing in on the best software to use for every hat you wear on your product team.

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Our newsletter

Our biweekly newsletter combines our latest features with thoughtfully curated articles and added goodies from our team at The Product Manager. We’re all about quality over quantity, so we put our hearts into delivering emails you’ll be excited to open.

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Growing Audience

In the product marketplace, The Product Manager provides the most targeted and cost-effective media on the market, equipping our advertisers to promote to senior decision makers involved in product strategy and development.

We work strategically with our advertisers to ensure that their activities achieve maximum reach and impact through a rich variety of promotional packages, all of which can be tailored to your specific campaign objectives.

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Contribute to Our Product Manager Community

We are always looking to grow our community of thought leaders! If you’re looking to share your expertise with our readers, we want to hear from you. We consider applications for long-term, short-term, or one-time contributor relationships.