Hubert Palan

Founder & CEO Productboard

Hubert is the founder and CEO of ​productboard, Inc.​,​ the leading product excellence system, helping product teams get the right products to market faster. Over 1,200 modern, customer-driven companies – like Zendesk, Avast, and Envoy – use productboard to understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around the roadmap.

Prior to productboard, Hubert was the Vice President of Product Management at ​GoodData​, where he managed GoodData’s platform business, built the whole front-end product management team from the ground up and established and embodied modern principles of product management and user experience design.

Apart from living and breathing the tech startup world of Silicon Valley, Hubert also once worked in management consulting as well as trained 20 national park managers in Vietnam on ecotourism marketing.

Passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience, Hubert mentors and advises startups, judges teams at many entrepreneurship competitions and he also frequently speaks at his two alma maters, the University of California Berkeley, where he got his MBA and certificate in Entrepreneurship (and was a student of the father of lean startup Steve Blank) and the Czech Technical University where he received a MSc. in Computer Science.

Hubert lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife Jenna and their little son Hubert the fifth.