Plato Elevate Winter Summit has been announced (Dec 7th-8th)


Back to mentors
Aaron Cripps

Aaron Cripps

VP, Product at Forge Global

LinkedIn profile

Hello 👋

Unfortunately, I don't have any available slot for the next 4 weeks

    My passion is to help people, teams, and organizations find fit. I have built and scaled teams, products and processes to drive measurable results in scrappy startups through Fortune 5 companies. Currently, VP of Product at Forge, managing the technology which enables our marketplace and liquidity services for private companies. Previously: director of product at a Bay Area product design & dev consultancy Lab Zero, first designer at PagerDuty, director of digital products at KidZania, and art director at virtual world My focus is on developing world-class product teams and processes which drive great customer experiences and strong business results. I've led digital transformations at Apple and in FinTech, scaled high-growth startups (Series A > C transition), define and execute roadmaps for a broad portfolio of active initiatives where little structure existed before. With over 12 years of experience leading agile teams, my background in design and art production from concept prototypes through long-term support helps bridge the gap between intention and execution.

    About me

    Key stats


    10 Years




    Education / eTech
    Financial Services / Fintech
    Entertainment, Media & Music
    Computer Software

    Do you want Aaron as mentor?

    Develop your self to become a stronger engineering / product leader



    3 resources


    Nothing yet


    Nothing yet


    Nothing yet

    Leveraging Roadmap Planning for Engagement and Alignment

    31 March

    Aaron Cripps, VP of Product at Forge Global, explains how to facilitate alignment on a dynamic roadmap across a broad portfolio by balancing accountability to plans while maintaining agility.

    Building a Product Team: Identifying Desired Attributes and Activities

    31 March

    Aaron Cripps, VP of Product at Forge Global, highlights the importance of identifying the right attributes and activities when building a product team.

    Product Team
    New PM
    Creating Space on Your Roadmap for Innovation and Improvements

    31 March

    Aaron Cripps, VP of Product at Forge Global, shares how to ensure space on your roadmap for innovation and improvement by explicitly defining work type and carving out time for discovery initiatives.

    Managing Expectations
    See more stories

    You're a great engineer.
    Become a great engineering leader.

    Plato ( is the world's biggest mentorship platform for engineering managers & product managers. We've curated a community of mentors who are the tech industry's best engineering & product leaders from companies like Facebook, Lyft, Slack, Airbnb, Gusto, and more.