Josh Bob is a multi-faceted product management professional with a passion for working with all stakeholders (customer, executive, commercial, and technical) to build great technology. His experience with a broad range of companies, from startup to Fortune 500, with diverse responsibilities, from product to sales to marketing, has him in great demand as both an employee and an advisor. Josh is excited by learning as well as teaching and performs equally well at both strategic and tactical levels.
Josh currently leads product for the Food Services (restaurants) group at Interactions, one of the world’s leading customer service companies that is leading the charge on automated virtual assistance technology.
Most recently, Josh was the Head of Product at Noodle.com, which uses data science, content, and direct connections to experts in order to help people find their best educational opportunity. Josh led the product management and design teams, building and executing a strategic vision and roadmap for a responsive web application with input from stakeholders.
Previously, Josh was a Product Manager for TripAdvisor, on the Attractions/Experiences team. He led products and features related to growing the Things To Do business. Before that, he focused on growing and retaining business for the hotel owner market (TripAdvisor for Business).
Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Josh managed a multi-disciplinary team of project managers and engineers at Experian Data Quality (EDQ), the contact data validation group within Experian. His team served as both the technical arm of business development and the innovation hub of the company. Before joining EDQ, Josh founded and ran Textaurant Corporation, a technology start-up that changed the way people wait with its product TurnStar. Textaurant was acquired in 2013 by QLess Inc.
A 2008 MBA graduate from Babson College, Josh’s passion lies in connecting people with each other and with businesses through technology.
Specialties: Leadership, creative problem solving, product strategy and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing, team building, business development, negotiation, written and verbal communication, presentation.
Data – SQL (and pSQL), Tableau, A/B and Multivariate Testing, DBVisualizer, Python (novice), Google Analytics, Excel
Wireframes – Balsamiq, Sketch, Invision
User Testing – UserTesting.com, UsabilityHub