Recent investment created the opportunity to hire a VP Product to expand the product offering

The Search

Recent investment by the new parent of 500px created the opportunity to drive innovation that would expand the product offering and enable significant scalability of the platform.


The Client 

Founded in Toronto, 500px caught the eye of a digital content giant and was acquired in 2018. Today, 500px operates as a subsidiary of that parent company servicing millions of users in 190+ countries, providing a platform for creators to discover and share content, tools for improvement, and growth and opportunities to monetize their content and skills.


Search Requirements 

500px required a senior-level Product Management leader who could offer a strategic point of view to a PLG business and work closely with the CEO on developing the long term product direction. They also needed to be able to step in and execute on the short term existing product roadmap. People development and leadership were also a key requirement for this role.


The Hire

This candidate has over 19 years of career experience, combining General Management and Product Management of companies whose products have a global footprint.

Leadership skills include: building and leading teams of 50+, working across distributed locations in Product, Engineering and Operations.

Product experience includes: complex B2B platforms with API integrations into hundreds of partner companies, white label solution development as well as consumer facing experiences.


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