Product Management Interview: Megan Caywood

Starting A Bank From Scratch; With Megan Caywood

Megan is currently the Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank, one of the hottest start-ups in London and a leading challenger bank.

Her current focus is on the API strategy and Marketplace platform. Previous to that she was at Xero in San Francisco and Intuit who are featured in the Lean Start-Up book.

Since moving over to the UK on an exceptional talent visa she has becoming a popular figure in the FinTech space and has been short listed for several awards.

In this episode, Megan covers topics like:

00:11 – Why do you think there has been an increase in the nunber of challenger banks & Fintech companies?
01:47 – How do you go about building a roadmap?
03:06 – In a highy regulated industry such as banking, what is an ideal new product development process?
04:09 – How do you gather significant data on your product when you haven’t officially launched yet?
05:05 – How does the role of a product manager differ between London and Silicon Valley?
05:41 – What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
06:45 – What reading material would you recommend to other product people?
07:41 – What are the 3 best product management tools and why?
08:42 – How do you evolve a product to meet changing market needs?

If you or someone you know would be interested in featuring in the next round of filming, then feel free to get in touch and tell me about yourself, your experience and what you would be interested in sharing with the community.

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