Mark Chen

Mark Chen

VP Product and Strategy at Rev.com

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

13 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Product Team
Scaling Team
Firing
Hiring
One-on-one
Product
Remote

Hey all, I'm Mark Chen, Co-Founder and VP Product at Rev, a provider of audio transcription services and speech recognition technology. I’ve been with the company for 7 years, where I lead product management, design, operations, and strategy. Prior to Rev, I led marketing at a venture-backed solar startup. I also spent 6 years in strategy consulting with the Boston Consulting Group in Washington DC and Shanghai. I’m excited to join Plato and help share my experiences with others and learn some lessons myself! I’m based in San Francisco (we also have an office in Austin), so if you want to meet in meatspace, ping me.

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

Gain insight without losing time during your 1:1s
16 November

Mark shares his strategy for getting the most (and giving the most) from 1:1 meetings with direct reports.

One-on-one
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Internal Communication
Career Path
Micromanagement
PM
Mark Chen

Mark Chen

VP Product and Strategy at Rev.com

30 Minutes of “Why?” > 1 Flawed Feature
16 November

Mark has found that when selecting new features, dedicating time to clearly define measures of success ahead of time as a team can save you from making costly mistakes in the long term.

Product Team
Sharing the vision
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Mark Chen

Mark Chen

VP Product and Strategy at Rev.com

3 tips to smoothly fire someone
14 November

Mark Chen shares tips and tricks when firing somebody to make sure the meeting runs as smoothly as possible.

Leadership
Firing
Meetings
Impact
Team processes
Ethics
Managing Expectations
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Mark Chen

Mark Chen

VP Product and Strategy at Rev.com

Experience

SVP Product

Rev.com

Sep 2011 - current

Rev is revolutionizing work. We're tackling a huge problem, and we're just getting started. Join us: rev.com/careers. I currently lead the product and design teams. In the early days, I also headed engineering and operations, including building the transcription product from conception to scale-up.

Director of Product Marketing

Abound Solar

Dec 2008 - Aug 2011

Led worldwide marketing and product management for venture-backed thin-film solar module manufacturer with 350+ employees. Helped grow company from pre-revenue stage to $70M annual run rate. Responsibilities included managing competitive intelligence, pricing strategy, and product roadmap.

Project Leader, Consultant, and Associate

Boston Consulting Group

Sep 2001 - Dec 2008

Worked at BCG before and after business school. Managed teams to provide strategic and operational advice for clients in the semiconductor, software, telecommunications, retail, education, and automotive sectors. Spent a year working from the Shanghai office through BCG's Ambassador program.

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