I’m a product leader living and working in New York City. I’ve always had an obsessive curiosity about the world around me and how stuff works, which is appropriate being from Missouri, the Show Me State. Coupled with interests in technology and entrepreneurship, this naturally has led me to a career in Product Management.
Throughout my career I’ve taken numerous products from 0 to 1, found product/market fit and managed products through serious scaling and growth. I’m most comfortable at growth stage startups working on more technical products involving network effects and marketplace dynamics. In addition to the summary below, check out my personal web site (kylelibra.com) for a list of personal projects I've built and launched on my own.
Currently I'm a Director of Product Management at Paxos where we are building institutional-grade products to digitize the world's assets and democratize access to a global, frictionless economy.
The most notable (and currently public) end user facing products I work on are our cryptocurrency exchange and our asset backed token PAXG. My time is split between collaborating with executives on our long term strategy, managing Product Managers and working directly with our engineering squads. I think of my role as that of Player/Coach with a healthy mix of being hands on but also mentoring and empowering those around me.
I live with my burgeoning little family in Brooklyn. Interests include skiing, film, reading and collecting sneakers.
Elsewhere on the web
Very occassionally I write something on Medium. Usually when I get asked for the same advice a couple of times I'll manage to just post it there. Notable examples include posts on What is Product Management and How to break into Product Management.
Once I was interviewed for a Harvard Business Review article and another time Gawker absolutely shredded something I built. One company had a big exit covered by TechCrunch, another one nearly topped the Inc 5000 for revenue growth. The Wall Street Journal has some interesting things to say about what I'm currently working on.