Re:Design/Growth podcast

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Our Re:Design/Growth podcast is a live weekly show exploring the relationship between product & growth in a business, and how product drives growth.

Every Friday at 11am Pacific Time, we interview a different product leader (CPOs, Product/Design VPs, Product Managers/Leads, UX Researchers, UX Designers, or even founders & CEOs) in a loose, unstructured format and discuss their perspective on topics related to product and growth.

Frequent topics of discussion include product strategy & decision-making, user/customer research, the importance of UX, theories of product-led growth, product innovation and the adoption of new technologies, and more.


Your Re:Design/Growth hosts

Re:Design/Growth is hosted by a rotating lineup of three of Trymata’s co-founders:

Ritvij Gautam headshot, co-founder of Trymata and co-host of Re:Design/GrowthRitvij Gautam
CEO & co-founder
The lead host of the podcast, Rit is a naturally inquisitive mind with a passion for weaving together ideas about business, tech, and human behavior.

Tim Rotolo headshot, co-founder of Trymata and co-host of Re:Design/Growth

Tim Rotolo
CGO & co-founder
Rotating co-host Tim is keenly attuned to digital product strategy and experience, and the ways it interacts with business growth goals.

Shruti Goli headshot, co-founder of Trymata and co-host of Re:Design/Growth

Shruti Goli
CPO & co-founder
Rotating co-host Shruti is a product marketing whiz whose passion for the world of startups drives her interest in tech product development & innovation.


Episodes index

Below, you can watch and listen to recordings of past episodes of the Re:Design/Growth podcast. To check for upcoming episodes – and attend live – visit our company Linkedin page!


Episode 12: John Felushko

MAY 26, 2023

John Felushko is a product manager that focuses on using empathy, logic, narrative, and data to create products that work for users and businesses. His specialties include product roadmap creation, market research, design management, product marketing, and more.

He is currently at LabStats, turning big data into actionable insights at scale for higher education.


Episode 11: Monty Ngan

MAY 19, 2023

Monty is an investor at Julian Capital, an early-stage startup fund specializing in the design-growth linkage and helping startups develop the right brand and customer acquisition strategy.

He is also the founder of Catena, a platform that helps top overseas talent find roles at US-based startups.

While in high school, Monty created a digital platform called TalkED for preserving indigenous languages of the Philippines in partnership with the Philippines Department of Education. Monty led TalkED to win the Harvard Social Innovation Competition, and presented about the project at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Prior to Catena, his previous startup, Ascend Build, was a proptech startup that helped real estate developers in Canada optimize rental prices and worked with developers that owned over 20,000 units across Canada. In a previous life, he also spent time working at McKinsey.

Monty is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Economics and Business Analytics.


Episode 10: Darren Hood

MAY 12, 2023

Darren Hood has almost 3 decades of experience in design operations, streamlining processes, and improving UX maturity levels for several organizations, including the Fortune 50, through usability and heuristics, UX research, information architecture, interaction design, and interface design principles.

He currently serves as an adjunct professor for Kent State’s UX Design Master’s program, Brandeis, UCLA, Michigan State, and Lawrence Technological University.

Darren is also the host for The World of UX podcast on CX of M radio via Michigan State University, and served as an author for “97 Things Every UX Practitioner Should Know” (O’Reilly).


Episode 9: Raahul Srinivasan

MAY 5, 2023

Raahul Srinivasan is a Group Product Manager for the Platform AI division at ServiceNow, a cloud-based platform that helps digitize and unify organizations so that they can find smarter, faster, better ways to make work flow.

Raahul has over a decade of experience in product management and analysis, with a demonstrated history of success in the tech & health-tech industries. For the past 3 years, he has been working on AI-based products for enterprises.

A graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, he has a strong product sense, an entrepreneurial drive, and a desire to impact the lives of as many people as possible in a positive manner.


Episode 8: Julie Kim

APR 28, 2023

Julie Kim is a product lead at Typeform, driving integrations & platform strategy encompassing 10+ strategic integrations and 7500+ developer apps.

Before Typeform, Julie served product roles at IBM and RingCentral for CRM & marketing platforms. Julie is a graduate of Cornell University.

Julie is a data-driven, empathetic, and passionate leader. She brings others along through open dialogue and a shared understanding of goals to create a unified product vision and strategy. She brings expertise in B2B SaaS, user research, data strategy, platform and ecosystems.

In her free time, she likes to salsa dance, go to music festivals, and wind down with yoga.


Episode 7: Vivek Bhaskaran

APR 21, 2023

Vivek Bhaskaran is the founder and CEO of QuestionPro, a leading global provider of online research, surveying, and feedback solutions.

Since founding QuestionPro in 2005, he has grown the company into a multi-million dollar, multi-continent-spanning operation, with offices in the US, India, Mexico, Germany, and the UK. He has continuously employed new technology and innovative strategies to maintain QuestionPro’s success and leadership in the market research industry.

Vivek is also on the board of several other tech companies in the market research & user research space, including Trymata.


Episode 6: Bailey Farren

APR 14, 2023

Bailey Farren is the CEO & co-founder of Perimeter, a platform for disaster response agencies to coordinate in real-time during emergencies.

The daughter of two first responders, Bailey strives to empower citizens and public safety agencies with the tools & information needed to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the unprecedented disasters of our times.


Episode 5: Amélie-Sophie Vavrovsky

APR 7, 2023

Amélie-Sophie Vavrovsky is the founder and CEO of Formally, a legal tech startup focused on increasing access to justice through intelligent technology and accessible design.

Amélie is on a mission to build the future of legal technology. A policy maker by training, she is passionate about using technology to solve hard challenges around access to justice. She serves as an advisor and researcher around topics of legal technology, cybersecurity and digital rights.


Episode 4: Darby Sieben

MAR 31, 2023

Darby Sieben is a digital media & technology professional with over 25 years of experience, with a focus on digital marketing (SMB and national), product development, and transformation management.

Currently the Chief Product Officer for Unbounce, Darby leads engineering, product management, product marketing, UX/design and business development, with a focus on using ML/AI throughout Unbounce’s product features to help marketers create and optimize their marketing efforts.

Prior to Unbounce, Darby was the co-founder and head of RBC Ampli Inc., a Royal Bank of Canada Ventures business, leading it from ideation to public launch and scale. He built Ampli into one of Canada’s leading cashback mobile apps, and started the integration of Ampli into RBC’s Avion Rewards program. He was also critical in helping transform one of Canada’s largest media companies (Yellow Pages Group) from traditional print to a digital powerhouse by focusing on product innovation, strategic business development deals, and strategic M&A activity.

An active investor and mentor in a number of start-ups as well as an LP for a number of early-stage focused funds, Darby adds value through advice on strategic business deals, product development, team management and growth.


Episode 3: Dan Fleetwood

MAR 24, 2023

Dan Fleetwood is President of Research and Insights at QuestionPro, one of the industry’s leading providers of web-based research technologies. As President of Research and Insights, he plays a key role defining the research technology and innovation that QuestionPro develops in order to continue to be a leader in the research insights technology industry.

He has 15+ years of market research experience and is passionate about the role that software plays in helping businesses. Dan believes that software can help companies get better feedback, uncover actionable insights, and ultimately develop better products and services.

Dan attended both the University of Washington and Central Washington University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications. In addition, he is a member of the MRII Board of Directors and is Chair of the ESOMAR North America Representative team.


Episode 2: Rob Aseron

MAR 17, 2023

Rob Aseron has had a 25+ year UX Research career focused on understanding user behavior for the benefit of tech products. His focus has been understanding the interaction between products and behavior, and the larger systems in which they reside.

At Microsoft, Yahoo!, Zynga and others he has used diverse research methods to travel a path (product insights → user models → UX measures) producing simultaneous tactical and strategic impact to design foundations, internal processes, and product development directions.


Episode 1: Kickoff

MAR 10, 2023

In our first ever episode of Re:Design/Growth, Rit and Tim introduced the podcast’s concept and chatted about their own thoughts on product-led growth, user experience, customer research, the role of AI in product, and more. We didn’t start saving recordings of the podcast until Episode 2, so this one was livestream only!


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