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Abigail Holtz

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

E-commerce product person. Worked on 10+ e-commerce products, including Google Shopping Express, Google Catalogs and Boutiques.com.

E-commerce product person. Worked on 10+ e-commerce products, including Google Shopping Express, Google Catalogs and Boutiques.com.

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Involved In

Founder

Affinity (tryaffinity.com)

Side Projects

Affinity

Positions

Founder & CEO Affinity (tryaffinity.com) June 2014 - present
Product Manager – Google Shopping Express Google June 2013 - October 2013
Product Manager – Google Catalogs Google May 2011 - June 2013
Product Manager – Boutiques.com Google June 2010 - May 2011
Product Manager – Glamour Ask A Stylist and WhattoWear.com Like.com March 2010 - August 2010
Head of Product, Marketing & Operations Archetype Solutions June 2008 - March 2010
Event Manager Assistant EH Publishing September 2007 - May 2008
Activities Coordinator for Summer English Language Programs Tufts University May 2006 - August 2007

Education

Tufts University Economics 2004 - 2008
Academy of Art University Fashion Merchandising

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Fashion
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

SEO • Product management • Online advertising • Social Media • User Experience Design

Key Accomplishments

I’m an e-commerce product person – not just in job title, but to my core. It is what I live and breathe, what excites me and what gets me up in the morning.

In my experiences from startups to large corporate environments, I’ve worked on 10 shopping products – big and small – across devices (mobile, tablet, desktop) and parts of the shopping funnel (discovery/inspiration, search/research, purchase). I love to reject all preconceptions about what shopping is and come up with crazy ideas for what the future of e-commerce could be.

At Google, I worked as a Product Manager on experimental shopping products, like Boutiques.com, Google Catalogs and Google Shopping Express. Before Google, at Like.com (a startup acquired by Google) I worked on products to help shoppers connect to style experts to get advice about purchasing decisions. And prior to that I worked at a startup that developed technology to allow customized clothing (both in terms of style and fit) to be made in mass production – a technology that served as the backbone of custom clothing programs for several major US retailers as well as a custom clothing brand. Accordingly, I’ve spent (and continue to spend) a great deal of time thinking about how technology can make commerce, both online and offline, better.

I am definitely a start-up person at heart, which might explain my fearlessness when it comes to getting my hands dirty. Over the years, I have worn all sorts of hats including marketing/PR, UI/UX, operations, QA and even customer service. It has made me keenly aware of the value in being fluent in all the languages of business, perhaps the most important ingredient to building a successful team and product.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I value trust and honesty. I really appreciate when people can be both detail oriented and big picture. I like to work with people who are passionate, genuine and bright.

Oh, and I can admit when I'm wrong or when I don't know something – and I hope you can, too!

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Jonathan Kibera
We worked together at Google  •  Group Product Manager, Google and Co-Founder, 665 Chestnut, LLC.
Great product sensibility, driven, a quick study.
Alex Coman
We worked together at Google  •  Technical Lead / Manager, Google. Previously Senior Software Engineer, Google. University of Alberta grad. University of Alberta grad.
Abby is a perfectionist and surprisingly technical for the role she was in when we worked together. One of the two best Product Managers fro ... m a dozen or so I have worked with at Google, and the other one is a Product VP at a major company right now. She is full of ideas and has a great eye for details, helping create polished and innovative products.
Andy Huang
We worked together at Google  •  Staff Software Engineer / Engineering Manager, Google. Stanford grad. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Abigail has good product sense and can present ideas simply and coherently. She finds a way to get things done and gets into the nitty gritt ... y of UX/community/communications. In sum, she can turn her vision into a product that reflects that vision.
Andrew Poon
We worked together at Google  •  VP Product Management, Yahoo. Previously Co-Founder & CEO, Startup. Stanford grad.
Abby has a good intuition on what the user wants and works tirelessly to deliver on needs.
Harim Kim
Visual Designer, Google. Previously UX Lead, The Dealmap / Center'd. University of California, San Diego grad.
Abby is great at bringing people together around a common idea. She is organized, efficient and knows how to work harmoniously within cross- ... functional teams. She is highly intelligent, a strong negotiator and entirely capable of bringing a product to its ideal fruition.

Harim Kim
We worked together  •  Visual Designer, Google. Previously UX Lead, The Dealmap / Center'd. University of California, San Diego grad.
Harim is an extremely passionate and driven designer. You'll never see her just sitting around and waiting for some outline of what needs to ... get designed. Instead she immerses herself in the project, digs deep into the psyche of the user and works tirelessly until truly great design emerges.

Nicolas Ritz
We worked together  •  Product Marketing Manager @Google; Co-Founder and Marketing Lead @gPause.
Nico isn't afraid of challenges. He confronts them head on, figures out what needs to be done and how to do it, and executes. Beyond that, h ... e's just a *really* nice guy who with a great attitude and is always a pleasure to work with!

Sean Kamkar
They're my friends  •  Eng. Ph.D. @Stanford • Postdoc. @NASA • Mgmt. Consultant @Exponent, high strategy (+$2B programs ) and execution (+250 people, +$40M/yr.)
Sean is both super analytical and super creative, which allows him to come up with stellar ideas and solutions. Beyond that, he is extremel ... y driven and passionate – and has the personality and energy that just brings other people together.

Marissa Goodman Thieriot
We worked together  •  Founder/Creative Director, Tempest + Bentley sustainable luxury knitwear. Designed in San Francisco and made responsibly in the U.S.A.
Marissa is super creative, has tons of great ideas and knows how to focus to get things done. Beyond that, she doesn't shy away from challen ... ges – instead, she constantly puts herself out of her comfort zone to learn new things. Oh, and she's a pleasure to be around and work with!