Glen Does Product

Startup-bred product leader

I am a seasoned, empathy-driven product manager and team builder who is always ready to do “IC work” when needed.

  • 12+ years in product management
  • 6+ years in AI & ML products
  • Enterprise-facing startup specialist

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Hi. I'm Glen Ford, and I'm open for part-time advising and mentoring. Connect with me on LinkedIn and let's find out how I can help you.

The portfolio

See my portfolio of selected projects from over a decade of product management, along with some of the great brands I've worked with and more.


Enterprise B2B

Long sales cycles. Big contract values. The gravitational pull of customer requests tied to big renewal money. Enterprise B2B product mangement presents unique challenges, especially for small companies selling to whales. You need strategy and execution tailored to this world, and I've lived it.

AI & Machine Learning Product Expertise

Not ML engineering, not data science, but ML product management: if you're in or near this space, you have to anticipate and deal with the enhanced risk of applied ML lifecycles. I've managed ML products for over 6 years.

Team building for mastery

My approach to small-team leadership? Get my hands dirty, lead by example, and never block an opportunity to let a direct report or colleague shine and grow. I've made fans out of my team—read a sample of that here.


As early as my first interview with iMerit, I knew I had to work with Glen. It is rare that one comes across an inspiring and inclusive leader with excellent product instincts who leads with empathy. He is a skilled collaborator who inspires and motivates others to work together and achieve more collectively.

Glen is a strong advocate for design… he realizes that well-designed products and services stand out from the competition and provide a valuable source of differentiation. I couldn't recommend a more empowering and empathetic partner to collaborate with.

Alex Soufi

Glen was my first boss in a product management position, and to say I wouldn't be where I am today without him would be an understatement. He excelled at imparting his knowledge on those around him and then empowering them to do their job so that they could grow and flourish.

Alania Cater

In the 5+ years that we worked together, I was privileged to witness Glen's awesome ascent through engineering and product. Wicked smart, funny, collaborative and driven, Glen made a big impact on our organization in numerous ways.

Steve Semelsberger

Glen and I worked together through several different roles at Pluck/Demand Media. Glen is thorough and creative, and brings a sense of service to the customers he interacts with, the products that he manages, and the team that he collaborates with.

Jason Crickmer

His ability to listen to feedback, and communicate ideas with humor and humility, was inspiring and I'm so thankful for having had the opportunity to learn as much as I did from him in our 4 years working together.

Erin Hanson

Glen is an innovative and proven product leader. He was instrumental in helping further define customer requirements and best identify effective solutions to fit the business needs of each using the Demand Media/Pluck platform. In addition, Glen has an impressive understanding of the software development space, combined with great interpersonal and technical skills (read: geek!). Glen was a valuable asset to the Customer Success team in both helping with unique product requests, as well as effectively integrating feedback into future product releases.

Trina Pirtle

Over our 7 years of working together, I was able to watch his leadership skills and work ethic first hand. Glen is an in-the-trenches Product-guy. He is passionate and pours his blood/sweat/tears into his team and solutions.

Laura Cowan

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