Martin Betz

Martin Betz ✓ certified mentor

✓ certified mentor
Head of Product Visable Labs (wlw.de)

Hi,

I'm mentoring aspiring and growing product managers!

I am leading the purchaser product group on the wlw.de platform as Head of Product, matching the needs of millions of B2B buyers and sellers. I'm driving the strategy and leading product managers, UX and data scientists..

I have been shaping digital teams and products for nearly 20 years: I started as a designer during Germany's dotcom era (2001-2003), studied business and am a self-taught developer. In my past jobs I wore many hats, from COO to education lead for the packaging industry and digital marketeer to NGO CEO. I was a freelancing developer and IT project manager alongside my main jobs for many years. I love to translate between tech and business and have a strong drive to ship and learn from data and users.

My Mentoring Topics

  • Product strategy
  • Stakeholder management
  • Product careers
  • Saying No
  • Prioritization
  • Validating product hypothesis (qualitatively + quantitatively)
  • AB Testing
  • Unconventional career development
  • Personal development
  • Productivity
a.
13.February 2022

I want to thank Martin for his time, he is a great mentor during our meeting he shared many new ideas and some useful resources that of course will be help me achieve my goals. I really appreciate all what he has done.

And when I achieve some progress, I planning to schedule new session with him again.

A.
10.February 2021

Industry shifts, perception of past experiences, book recommendation

B.
28.November 2020

MVP, Productization, Networking

M.
17.November 2020

1. I realised that mentoring is highly underrated and I am glad that I found one from this platform

2. I learned how to manage my team difficulties better

3. I received multiple suggestions for the solutions to my problems

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