Chief Product Officer
About Tiama Hanson
Tiama Hanson-Drury is an internationally recognised product leader, board director, C-suite executive, public speaker, corporate advisor and leadership mentor. Her Chief Product Officer experience spans US and European roles in large multinationals and high growth tech scale-ups.
Tiama started her career as a sales executive following her graduation from the University of Washington. Realizing that several of the “solutions” she had co-created with clients were being requested by many of her customers, she moved into the then still emerging “Product” discipline.
Since then, Tiama has worked in product marketing, product management, product leadership and as a C-level product executive at multinational corporations including WPP and Dynata as well as Chief Product Officer roles at high-growth tech firms Zappi and Minna Technologies. Throughout this time Tiama has been building global products across the entire product lifecycle, including discovery, delivery and optimization. She has also acted in executive sponsorship roles where possible to support and invest in corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Tiama is passionate about building product growth engines to unlock more profitable and faster scaling revenue for organizations. She believes no product growth strategy can exist without a clear understanding of the core product vision and strategy, which in turn should deliver the company vision and business goals.
As an internationally recognised product thought leader, Tiama is the host of the Product Led Alliance’s ‘For the Love of Product’ podcast. Tiama has been named a top 25 Product leader by Product Led Alliance alongside distinguished product luminaries including Marty Cagan and Gibson Biddle.
She spearheads efforts both in the United States and internationally to grow the Product discipline including her work with Women in Product as mentor to emerging product leaders and Equity Army focused on building more inclusive products and a more inclusive Product discipline.
A huge believer in the importance of research as central to effective product strategies, she is also an Executive member of Women In Research and the co-creator of the industry leading WIRe Accelerate program, designed to help women accelerate professional development.