Product Marketing Manager
I came to the UK in 2009 to study International Relations and Management at the University of St Andrews. I ended up staying on, to do an MSc in Corporate Communications and Reputation Management from the Alliance Business School at the University of Manchester. I never planned on residing in the UK long term, and I definitely never planned on ending up in Tech, but I guess you can take the girl out of Silicon Valley but you can't take the Silicon Valley out of the girl!
Combining a background in business, communications, and a keen appetite for organization, I started my career as Project Manager. That quickly evolved into Scrum Mastering, as Agile delivery became the norm within the UK Government agencies where I was serving as a consultant. With a passion for people and products, I fell back on my tech start up roots and specialized as a Product Marketing Manager in a high growth scale up, which eventually led me to PortSwigger.
As a Product Marketer, I couldn't say no to the opportunity to join a company that had grown organically, what I believe to be the BEST application security products in the market, with zero sales and marketing efforts until recently. Although the opportunity seemed too good to be true, I had to take it and I could not have been more wrong. PortSwigger and its people are everything they claim to be and more!
It is hard to choose one person, but Eleanor Roosevelt is definitely up there. I would love to speak to her about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that she worked on while chairing the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
I wanted to be a chef. I loved cooking as a kid and still do. It is the perfect blend of creativity, science, and organization. While I never become a professional chef, I do volunteer my services, leading a cooking team that uses donated food that would have been wasted to prepare meals for vulnerable people.
What I love about PortSwigger, and being a Product Marketer, is that there is no normal day. Every customer and product is different, so even if I work on similar projects, the objectives and goals change. With that variety comes new challenges and opportunities for creative problem solving, which is what really excites me.