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Kevin Ruth

Ruth, Kevin

Job Title: Senior Product Manager
Company: Qualtrics
Industry: Technology
Mentor Since: Fall 2019
Will Mentor: Early Career MBA
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Job Description

I'm a Senior Product Manager on the Brand Experience Management team. I build software that helps CMOs and brand managers evaluate the strength of their brand and the ROI of their marketing efforts. I also lead the engineering teams that focus on data analytics, scalability, and reliability.

Company Description

Qualtrics builds technology that closes experience gaps. Qualtrics helps brands continually asses and improve their four core experiences - customers, employees, products, and brands.

Employment History

Qualtrics - Senior Product Manager - 2022 - present

Hazel Analytics - Director of Product, 2019 - 2022

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

Education

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 vs big tech life. 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. In the past, this has included doing resume and cover letter reviews, crafting job search strategies, connecting students with other people in my professional network, and mock interviewing practice. We also normally talk about career goals and how to think about career progression and choices. 

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I'm flexible on timing and days of the week.