The Team

Our team consists of experienced product managers, executives and business operators. We have deep experience in building products and teams and work with a carefully curated network of experts from all over the world.

 

CEO

NAEMi BENZ

Naemi is the CEO of Peak Product. Previous to Peak Product Naemi was CPO and COO of Ava, a global femtech startup. She shaped the Product Management Festival as board member since 2018. 

At IBM Naemi was part of the initial team building up IBM’s Global Internet of Things Sales Division, with a strong focus on Industry 4.0. Before that she was responsible for services, hardware and software sales and delivery in a number of Swiss private banks. Naemi is a trained dancer, holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Mergers & Acquisitions from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a BA in Law from University of Zurich.

Senior Partner & Executive Coach

Raphael Leiteritz

Raphael is advising management teams and product leaders on how to build product strategies and product orgs. Previous to Peak Product he was an entrepreneur as well as a long-time Google Product executive (Google Maps and Google Shopping), and angel investor. Raphael co-founded Peak Product and the Product Management Festival.

Chairman

Adrian Zwingli

Adrian is an experienced and passionate entrepreneur with many years of product and agile leadership background. At Peak Product he serves as Chairperson.

Principal Consultant

Kai Hansen

Kai is responsible for Peak Product’s programs and services and coordinates our network of experts. Prior to Peak Product, he spent 10+ years at Google and was the CEO and Head of Product at a B2B startup.

Global Event Lead

Iulia Porneala

Iulia is the heart and soul of our events such as Product Management Festival, a global conference series organized by Peak Product. She was a product manager in the software industry for 4 years before joining the PMF team.

Marketing and Analytics

Marina Azon

Marina oversees our Trends and Benchmark report and coordinates our marketing communications and online events. Originally from Barcelona (Catalonia), she is an electrical engineer who’s also spent time as a yoga teacher and IT coordinator in a VFX company (you’ll find her name in movies like Alien, Pirates of the Caribbean and more!). 

Principal Consultant and resident PhD

Paolo LACCHE

Paolo is a Product Executive and Coach who helps companies scaling product teams and achieving impact.

He serves as Adj. Professor of Product Management at the VSE University of Economics, Prague, as well as an executive Product Management Coach for the Haas School of Business, Berkeley.

Paolo teaches fast growing, international startups and bigger organizations how to practically define and scale their product-related processes, including OKRs, product discovery and agile delivery.

Head of Sales and Business Development

Andreas Kluss

Andreas is leading the commercial aspects of Peak Product. He is an Experienced Director Of Business Development with lots of experience in the management consulting industry.