Evan Hammer

Evan Hammer

Product & Strategy Consultant at Evan Hammer, LLC

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Founders and early-stage teams hire me to reach product-market fit faster. As a founder myself (backed by Techstars, acquired by Beyond Pricing), I love the exhilaration and camaraderie of a team racing through discoveries, setbacks, and triumphs. I’ve also been a product leader and engineer at startups and growth-stage companies (Vimeo, Codecademy, Focusmate). How I help: * Learn about users’ motivations and problems * Develop a targeted strategy and roadmap * Ship features that change user behavior

About me

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Seniority

6 Years

Hierarchy

C-Suite

Industry

Consumer Services
Computer Software
Consulting

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Managing a team of former peers

3 May

Evan Hammer talks about how he handled transitioning to managing a team of his former peers.

Team Reaction
New Manager
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Engineering
Increase accountability through commitments and follow-up

26 January

Evan Hammer talks about how his team increased their accountability, so they got more done and knew whether they were on track.

Managing Expectations
Product
Deadlines
Internal Communication
Sharing The Vision
Team Processes
Career Path
Engineering
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Experience

Product & Strategy Consultant

Evan Hammer, LLC

Aug 2021 - current

Founders and early-stage teams hire me to reach product-market fit faster. I’m a founder (Techstars 2014, acquired 2017), who has also been a product leader and engineer at startups and growth-stage companies (Vimeo, Codecademy, Focusmate). I help folks: • Learn about their users’ motivations and problems • Develop a targeted strategy and roadmap • Ship features that change user behavior

Head of Product

Focusmate

May 2019 - Aug 2021

Focusmate is a virtual coworking community on a mission to help everyone do their best work.

Director of Engineering, OTT

Vimeo

Jul 2018 - Jul 2019

Vimeo OTT provides all the technology to transform your video content into a full-scale subscription service. • Product managed support for multi-currency payments between buyers and sellers. • Led 11 people across 2 engineering teams, including 5 direct reports, 4 indirect reports, and 2 consultants. • Hired 6 engineers in one year, having 100% of offers accepted.

Engineering Manager

Codecademy

Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

• Led a team of 5 software engineers to deliver new dashboards, onboarding, and checkout flows. • Introduced an agile product development process that led to smaller, more frequent releases.

Software Engineer

Codecademy

Dec 2016 - Jun 2017

Co-founder & CEO

Smart Host

May 2014 - Jul 2017

• Launched a brand and a pricing product for vacation rental managers to increase revenue. • Sold company after leading the team through founding, first revenue, fundraising, and hiring. • Graduated from Techstars (Austin, 2014) and won StartupBus (2014).

Co-founder & CEO

Jackalope

Sep 2012 - Mar 2014

Sales Engineer

Autonomy

Nov 2005 - Aug 2012

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