Effie Manyos

  • Senior Product Manager

    "Fail Fast, Fail Often : Losing Will Help You Win"

    B2B • D2C • BE • FE • Mobile App • Web App • AI/ML • APIs • Integrations • Microservices

    Product Strategy, Product-Market Fit, Continuous Discovery, Outcome-Oriented OKRs, Experimentation, Roadmapping, Success Metrics, Feature Prioritization, Market/User Research, MVP Scoping, Product-Market Fit, Product-Led Growth, Competitive Analysis

  • Studies

    BAs, PGDip, Executive MBA

  • Product

    Full-Time Working Years

  • Marketing

    Full-Time Working Years

  • Countries

    Lived, Studied, Worked

  • Industries

    Rich Variety of Fields

  • Companies

    Employers of Various Sizes

  • Leadership

    Tech Leadership Years

  • Management

    Tech Teams Managed

  • Coaching

    Startups & SMEs Coached

  • Mentoring

    Irish Female Professionals

  • Training

    Students Graduated

  • Startup Judge

    MTU, UCC Hackathons

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  • 💊 Healthcare

    LetsGetChecked
    Apriwell

  • 🛒 E-Commerce/Retail

    Freeletics
    Zalando
    Apriwell
    LetsGetChecked
    Ardagh Agencies
    PeggyRain®
    The Crêpe Kitchen

  • 🧠 Consultancy

    Product People
    SocMark
    IPME Consulting

  • 🚌 Mobility/Travel

    WeShare
    Volkswagen
    Miles Mobility
    Omio/GoEuro
    SnapTrip

  • 🏦 Finance/Fintech

    Citibank
    BCP
    inbestMe

  • 🕵🏻‍♀️ Market Research

    SocMark
    Webhelp

  • ⚙️ Software/Hardware

    Keysight T.
    Translit
    ArchHyve

  • ⚽️ Sports

    OneFootball
    Prematch

  • 👩🏻‍🍳 Hospitality

    Ardagh Agencies
    The Crêpe Kitchen
    Tony Roma's

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  • Aimset

    Head of Product
    Dec '23 - Present
    Based in 🇺🇸
    Bootstrapped

    Website 
  • SnapTrip

    Head of Product
    Nov '23 - Present
    Based in 🇮🇪
    Bootstrapped

    Website 
  • LetsGetChecked

    Sr. Product Manager
    Mar '22 - Present
    Based in 🇮🇪🇺🇸
    Series D | €283M

    Website 
  • Prematch

    Sr. Product Coach
    Jul '22 - Dec '22
    Based in 🇩🇪
    Seed | €4.1M

    Website 
  • Product People

    Product Manager II
    May '21 - Mar '22
    Based in 🇩🇪
    Bootstrapped

    Website 
  • OneFootball

    Product Manager I
    Jan '22 - Mar '22
    Based in 🇩🇪
    Series D | €442M
    Case Study

    Website 
  • Omio

    Product Manager I
    Jul '21 - Apr '22
    Based in 🇩🇪
    Series E | €476M

    Website 
  • Apriwell

    Product Manager I
    Jul '21 - Jan '22
    Based in 🇩🇪
    Seed | €3M
    Case Study

    Website 
  • WeShare

    Associate Product Manager II
    May '21 - Aug '21
    Based in 🇩🇪
    Venture | €5M
    Case Study

    Website 
  • Zalando

    Associate Product Manager II
    Jul '21 - Aug '21
    Based in 🇩🇪
    Public | €468M
    Case Study

    Website 
  • Freeletics

    PM Internship
    Apr '21 - Jun '21
    Based in 🇩🇪
    Series B | €70M
    Case Study

    Website 
  • Webhelp

    PM Internship
    Apr '21 - Jun '21
    Based in 🇫🇷
    Private

    Website 
  • ArchHyve

    Head of Product & Digital Marketer
    Mar '20 - May '21
    Based in 🇮🇪
    Bootstrapped

    Website 
  • Ardagh Agencies

    Digital Marketer
    Mar '20 - May '21
    Based in 🇮🇪
    Bootstrapped

    Website 
  • PeggyRain

    Strategic Adviser
    Oct '20 - Mar '21
    Based in 🇮🇪
    Bootstrapped

    Website 
  • Translit

    Product Marketer
    Nov '19 - Mar '20
    Based in 🇮🇪
    Pre-Seed | €500K

    Website 
  • Voxpro

    Google Product Tech Support Specialist
    Aug '19 - Oct '19
    Based in 🇮🇪

    Website 
  • Keysight Technologies

    Digital Marketer
    Jul '18 - Sep '19
    Based in 🇪🇸
    Public

    Website 
  • The Crêpe Kitchen

    Digital Marketer
    2017 - 2018
    Based in 🇨🇦
    Bootstrapped

    Website 
  • inbestMe

    Digital Marketer
    Feb '18 - Jul '18
    Based in 🇪🇸
    Private | €5.1M

    Website 
  • Citibank

    Corporate Comms & Public Relations
    2014 - 2015
    Based in 🇺🇸
    Private

    Website 
  • Banco de Crédito del Perú - BCP

    Digital Marketer
    2012 - 2014
    Based in 🇵🇪
    Private

    Website 
  • SocMark

    Market Researcher & User Interviewer
    2009 - 2014
    Based in 🇵🇪
    Private

    Website 
  • Publicidad Causa

    Advertising Trainee (Print, Radio, TV)
    Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
    Based in 🇵🇪
    Private

    Website 
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  • Product Management

  • Vintage Clothing

  • Travel Planner

  • MVP Development

  • Personal Finances

  • Product Training

  • Expats Community

  • Networking

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  • Tech & Business

  • Product Management

  • Marketing & Data

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  • Women in Business

  • Product Management

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  • Women in Technology

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  • Viktoria Korzhova

    Fractional CPO / VP Product @ Product People

    "Effie is a talented Product Manger with incredible communication skills and work ethics. You will be lucky if you have a chance to work with her, and I give her my strongest recommendations.I worked with Effie for around 1 year while her time at Product People, I was her line manager and envisioned her impressive professional growth from starting as an intern and becoming an independent PM within this time. What supported her growth are strong product management skills, positive problem-solving attitude and great ability to empathically communicate with team members and stakeholders. Effie is proficient in different product-related topics from early discovery and user research to building product roadmaps and product prototyping to supporting day-to-day product development effort in a PO function. Her marketing background created a great basis for her expertise in topics of product growths and customer engagement. She is attentive to detail, had handle stress and context switching very well, which make her a strong team leader and allow team members to rely on her support. She also demonstrated herself to be a gifted mentor, as she was a line manager of two Associate PMs and helped them build up their skills and expertise in product. During her time at Product People, Effie was a very valuable asset to the team, and I hope I will have a chance to work with her again in the future!"

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  • Hasan Naqvi

    Principal Product Manager @ Product People

    "Effie is a well-rounded, talented and creative professional that manages to immediately add value to any environment that she is part of. Her ability to multi-task, be critical, and to challenge the norms allows her to stand out. I had the pleasure of working with Effie at Product People and she was a constant source of inspiration with her work ethic. She is well-organized, thoughtful, and reflective in her work and she manages to excel in working collaboratively, aligning every stakeholder towards a common vision. I would highly recommend Effie for any team and have no doubt that she would add value wherever she is."

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  • Clyde Choi

    Senior Product Ops Manager @ AVIV Group

    "Effie started at Product People as an intern and quickly grew to become one of our most engaged and best performing people. She handled her client work with enthusiasm and skill despite coming in with little real world product experience. Not only was I impressed with how quickly Effie managed to get up to speed, but she was always looking to learn and gain knowledge from the experience of others. Rather than being timid about asking questions, she always was willing to hear how she could improve and was able to put those tips into practice very quickly. She was a joy to work with, always coming to our calls with a smile on her face and the ability to laugh at any situation she faced at the client, even if it was difficult or awkward for her. I'm sure Effie will be a great asset to any organization she joins."

    LinkedIn 
  • Marco Francisco

    Software Engineer @ iownit

    "Effie is a powerhouse of talent, organisation and vision. Working with her was always a smooth experience, and a fun one I must say! I had a personal issue in my life that required me to urgently be unavailable at work, I was concerned with how the sprints would be affected, but Effie remained unshakable. Not only I got my time-off but she also made the required changes in so that no one was affected by this urgency. And, on a very personal note, kept in touch with me on my well being, which is an amazing skill that everyone should have. The quality of the meetings was greatly improved with her on board and work plans/blockers/cross team communication greatly improved with her. I'm only sad I cannot bring her with me to my new job/position. Effie is a 100% guaranteed bet on trust, skill and competence. She is a great colleague and friend. Is difficult to NOT recommend Effie to any organisation and with her on your team you are guaranteed to improve everything."

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  • Moyosore Fagbenro

    Product Owner @ Presspage

    "Effie is one of the most driven, devoted, and genuine people I've ever worked with. She was my onboarding buddy, and she made sure I was quickly up to speed. Effie is thorough and incredibly organised (I picked up a few techniques on managing my calendar from her) and is enthusiastic about learning (which she shares liberally). I really enjoyed working with her and admire the fact that she is intentional about her profession and goals. Therefore, if Effie shows an interest in a position with your organisation, you best believe she will fervently be committed to being successful and will definitely be an indispensable asset to the team!"

    LinkedIn 
  • Juan Carlos Martin

    Product Manager @ lastminute.com

    "Effie is a tremendous teammate, leader and product manager. During the time we worked together at Product People, she always demonstrated a great ability to navigate very complex and uncertain situations. She also excelled at mentoring and was praised by both her managers and her mentees. Furthermore, she is always willing to spread knowledge generously and is a very collaborative team member. I have also seen her take difficult decisions when it was required, but always emphasising and taking into account other people's pains and concerns. I would highly recommend Effie for any team and have no doubt that she would add immense value to any company."

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  • Volodymyr Buberenko

    Senior Flutter Developer @ Magicline

    "I worked with Effie on two different German startups. The first time I worked as an outsource agency representative, while the second time I was in a startup where I was a full time employee responsible for the mobile app. Effie was an Interim Product Manager in both cases, but for me it always felt like she was an in-house Product Manager. Effie effortlessly translated all ideas and product vision into a set of technical requirements, which any tech team could easily pick up and implement. The first time we worked together was in an early-stage startup, which was planning to create a native app based on an initial web-based MVP. The startup had no product team at that time, but only Effie working closely with the founders on understanding their vision and translating it to the design and tech teams. To my surprise, the roadmap and requirements were complete and had a pretty high accuracy. Almost not corrections were needed throughout the development process. Another thing I loved was that the processes setup was flexible, so we were able to adjust some parts to help everyone feel comfortable and valued. No need to mention that it also allowed us to deliver results faster. The second time that we worked together was in a startup that already had an app in production, but was going towards a big launch across Germany. Effie provided her expertise to help scope all the features founders wanted to see in the launch. Also, she was actively improving of both product management and development processes. At that time the startup had only one of the co-founders doing the product management role without having such experience, so having Effie on board was visible right away. I can only recommend Effie as one of the most professional product managers I have ever worked with in my career. She has a great understanding of what needs to be done to implement the right features and how to scope the required work. She is also great in communication. Finally, Effie is always open for feedback and helps the team to feel comfortable and deliver impactful results. From my side, I would gladly work with Effie again if there is a chance."

    LinkedIn 
  • James Ryan

    Senior Software Engineer @ LetsGetChecked

    "Effie has been at LetsGetChecked for over a year and I can honestly say she is one of the best PMs I've worked with. She is hard-working, extremely competent, and highly agile in her role as Product Manager. She is an effective communicator and efficient in her processes. Furthermore, she has a keen eye for potential communication gaps and is excellent at translating ideas into well-defined requirements and tasks. A wonderful team member and great person to work with."

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  • Rafaela Pestana

    Product Manager @ EcoVadis

    "I've worked with Effie at Product People and I had the great pleasure of having her as a mentor during that period. Her cheerful personality, communication, and organizational skills, as well as her spot-on feedbacks, make her a great mentor and co-worker. She is driven and a team player and I hope our paths cross again in the future."

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  • Ana Irina Lechintan

    Product Manager @ Product People

    "I was impressed by the high quality of Effie's work from the very beginning, when she interviewed for the consulting company Product People, where we were colleagues. This first impression got to be confirmed over and over again during our collaboration. I really appreciate her drive, reliability and capacity of juggling many things at once and delivering them with best results. Effie is also a wonderful teammate, and I will greatly miss her in our team!"

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  • Malvika Shende

    Product Ops Manager @ Sympa

    "I had a chance to collaborate with Effie while working with one of our clients at Product People and I was blown away by the expertise that Effie brings to the table. She is super organized, detail-oriented, and most importantly is able to articulate the client's request to generate effective solutions. I had recently joined the team, but her impeccable documentation made it really easy for me to onboard myself quickly. She was always very kind and made sure she is available whenever I needed her. I am so glad that I had an opportunity to work with her closely and would love to collaborate with her in the future as well!"

    LinkedIn 
  • Nithi Harsha

    Jr. Talent Acquisition Manager @ Product People

    "It has been a true honour to work with Effie; she is a team player who always helps bring the most positivity to the workplace. She is knowledgeable, has a keen analytical mind, and is extremely ambitious regarding her personal goals. Because of her ambition, she is constantly looking for ways to improve processes and her own work. She is very adaptable and has a strong sense of ownership, having successfully led several client missions. I was particularly impressed by Effie's ability to effectively communicate across departments and reach agreements with both clients and colleagues. People are always encouraged to engage in open and honest conversations with her because of her friendly tone and contagious smile. Professionals often take years to develop that skill, but it seemed to come naturally to her. Her intellectual capacity and work ethics are unrivalled, and I strongly recommend her to any company to which she applies. Working with Effie has been a pleasure, and I wish her the best in her future endeavours."

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  • Jorge Herna

    Product Manager @ Product People

    "I met Effie when she was working at Product People as a Product Manager. She was in charge of my mentorship and also supervised me on some projects. Effie is not only a hard-worker, she uses her critical thinking in order to tackle problems in the best way. Her experience in growth and also technology (she never stopped learning new stuff) helped her to improve her way to solve everyday problems as a Product Manager. Our clients were happy with her, and the team was too. And me, I was always looking for our 1:1 so we could catch up. I know that wherever she goes she will make a great impact, and the team will get an awesome and kind human being as colleague. I hope one day we have the chance to work together again."

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  • Emine Hasa

    Senior Commercial Manager DACH & Northern Europe @ Omio

    "Effie is a motivated, forward-thinking and intelligent product manager with lots of knowledge in her field. Her skills in leadership makes her to see solutions rather than problems. Excellent and result driven. Works towards maximal customer satisfaction. She showed a high level of responsive, problem solving, smart technical skills and was a valuable contributor to our projects. Besides being a joy to work with, Effie is a take-charge person who is able to present creative solutions to complex problems and communicate the benefits to the company. Experiencing her fast and sharp mind at work is most impressive."

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  • Varun Manthapuri

    Product Manager @ Avesdo

    "During my tenure at Product People, I had the opportunity to work with Effie on a couple of projects, and the first thing that attracted my attention was Effie's concise, crisp and clear communication. These communication skills, coupled with her hard-work and impact driven work ethic makes her a great Product Manager. On the other hand, I have also seen how Effie navigates stakeholders and makes important product and business decisions effortlessly. Therefore, on a concluding note, I can confidently say that Effie is a fantastic product manager and brings a variety of product and industry experiences with her. She will be a great addition to your product team without a doubt!"

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  • Salamata Sy

    Investigative Analyst / Risk Management @ Apple

    "If I have to recommend a mentor and coach in product management, Effie is the person. She is highly knowledgeable and her passion for product management is infectious. She provided me an hands-on product management experience. She is definitely a game changer in my career towards my personal growth and development. She has approached the learning program as practical as intelligible to make it easier in a highly complex environment. Sharing her personal experiences is lesson learned to me. She contributed widely to my success to obtain my certification in product. She is fantastic professional product manager and I believe for anyone to shine in their career and have bright future, I highly advice to work with Effie."

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