Mentor List

Kevin Ruth

Ruth, Kevin

Job Title: Director of Product
Company: Hazel Analytics
Industry: Technology
Mentor Since: Fall 2019
Will Mentor: Bridge MBA Students, Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

I lead the product, design, customer success, and data science teams at Hazel. I'm responsible for driving Hazel's growth, and do everything from hiring to customer development to product planning and strategy. I am passionate about all things product, from generating new ideas, testing them out, building marketing plans, leading engineers through development, and launching and maintaining new products.

Company Description

Hazel is a small tech startup building food safety analytics products for large restaurant chains, food delivery companies, and other food industry providers.

Employment History

Hazel Analytics - Product Manager, 2019
ADURO, Inc - Senior Product Manager, 2017-2019
Mechanical Engineer - Pensar Development, 2016
Mechanical Engineer - Leviton Manufacturing, 2012-2016
Co-founder/entrepreneur - ES Designs, 2011-2012


PMBA Seattle University, 2018 Certificate in User-Centered Design, University Washington, 2014 BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2012

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I can share my experience and insight around transitioning into the tech industry, building products, and startup life in general. As a career changer and life-long student, I can also help with career development, job search strategies, and how to fit continuing education into your career.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Downtown at my office in Westlake Tower or around the SU campus. I'm flexible on timing and days of the week.