Colin Gibbs

Enterprise product leader | ex-Slack, Google

I'm an experienced product leader and advisor with over 14 years of experience building amazing products for both consumers and enterprise customers.

My specialty is enterprise software and helping startups scale their business through product-led growth. This includes partnering with customers in the discovery process, crafting a product strategy & roadmap, and building a culture of consistent project execution.

I was most recently a Senior Director of Product at Slack where I helped build the Enterprise Grid product from the ground up and scale it to several hundred million in revenue. Prior to my work at Slack, I was a PM at Google where I worked on Android and Google Maps.

Colin Gibbs


  • Slack Connect Product Strategy

    In my final year at Slack I led the Slack Connect team which included rebuilding the product strategy and roadmap. Slack Connect is a critical feature for Slack because it's how organizations use Slack to work with their partners, customers, vendors, etc. It turns Slack into a network of organizations who collaborate with each other.

    I crafted the new strategy through a process that included discussions with the executive team to align on the long term vision, meetings with customers to understand their needs, and feedback from many internal stakeholders. I then worked with the product managers on my team and our cross-functional partners to turn the strategy into a product roadmap for the next year and we began building it.


  • Slack


    Senior Director of Product

    Oct 2015 - Aug 2022

    Slack is the productivity platform that empowers everyone with no-code automation and AI, makes search and knowledge sharing seamless, and keeps teams connected and engaged. Around the world, Slack is the platform companies trust and people love to use.

    • Took over as product lead for Slack Connect and was responsible for rebuilding the product strategy and PM team. I reset the team by hiring 3 PMs, redefining the product strategy and roadmap, and delivering features to unblock enterprise customers
    • Led the product team responsible for Slack’s administrative experience and analytics, with a focus on large enterprise customers. Scaled adoption to deployments of 5,000 to 100,000 users
    • One of two product managers responsible for the initial creation of Slack’s Enterprise Grid product. I worked across all aspects of the product and was responsible for the roadmap, product requirements, running customer pilots, and project execution
  • Google


    Product Manager

    Dec 2013 - Oct 2015

    Google's mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

    • Product manager for local reviews on the Google Maps & Local search team
    • Responsible for growing the community of users who review local businesses on Google
    • Working on an effort to allow users to more easily fix problems with Google's structured local data
  • foursquare


    Product Manager

    Nov 2011 - Dec 2013

    Foursquare's mission is to create technology that constructs meaningful bridges between digital spaces and physical places.

    • Product manager for user-generated content: check-ins, tips, photos
  • Google


    Product Manager

    Oct 2009 - Dec 2011

    Google's mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

    • Product Manager on the Android OS team responsible for the messaging, voice/video apps, and device setup experience

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