Andrew Gassen

Arlington, Virginia, US

Senior Product Manager at Pivotal Labs
Andrew's Skills
Product Management
Design
Marketing
Business Development
Sales
Finance
Operations
Technical
Management
User Experience
Strategy
Fundraising
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About Andrew

I'm a product person with a passion for tinkering. I have a great day job, but my mountain of college debt keeps me focused on trying to get additional sources of revenue coming in the door.

I've worked at 2 failed startups in the education technology industry, both of which failed to follow lean principles and user-first thinking. I've attempted to start several of my own businesses, but get throttled due to time or FOMO. My latest effort combines something I'm passionate about with something I'm good at, and already has customers. Hoping to scale to something meaningful!

Quote

Make sure your passion is for solving the problem, not for your solution. - Leslie Barber

Work Experience

Co-Founder/Technical Product Manager

Better Product Company

June 2016 - December 2016

Education

Missouri Southern State University

Bachelors in Business Administration

2008 - 2010

University of Central Florida

Masters in Interactive Media

2010 - 2011

Co-working Space

WeWork Crystal City

2015 - Today