Gil Goldman

Turning good startups into great startups

Great things happen at the intersection of big challenges and great minds. I thrive in this space, empowering teams to deliver impactful solutions and deliver value to customers and businesses. Are you working on an interesting problem? Let's talk!
I am Gil Goldman, an innovative product development manager with a broad global perspective and refined strategic communication skills. I've led diverse teams across continents to innovate and excel, turning complex tech into user-centric solutions. I am fascinated by AI’s potential, and am currently going all in on it. I merge tech savvy with strategic vision to navigate the future of product development.
At the core of my work is a deep-seated commitment to problem-solving. My approach is centered on engaging closely with customers, understanding their needs, and empowering teams to develop solutions that address real user issues and drive significant business value. Through careful strategic planning, agile iteration, and a customer-centric design ethos, I ensure that every project I lead combines customer satisfaction and business success.

Impact I've Made:

  • Significantly increased customer satisfaction by 38% at Soul through targeted user interviews and short feedback loops.
  • Streamlined Wrike's project estimation processes, enhancing accuracy by 37% and conserving over 200 staff hours monthly through diligent research and stakeholder management.
  • Achieved a 93% reduction in Emplifi’s Learning and Development process time by redesigning organizational processes and moving the decision to the information.
  • Designed and built “Benny's Brews,” a robotic beer microbrewery for my father, from the ground up, because it is a fun and supportive way to push my technical understanding and learn new things.

On the lookout for exciting challenges, particularly in the AI space. If you're facing challenges that demand creative, impactful solutions, why not reach out? Together, we can turn the impossible into the inevitable.


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Product Development Manager
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
  • Roadmapping, Wireframing, Prototyping, User Stories, User Interviews, User Advocacy
  • User Centric Design, User Journey Mapping, Customer Journey Mapping
  • Negotiaion, Conflict Resolution, Stakeholder Management
  • Public Speaking, Presentation, Workshop Facilitation
  • Leadership Development, Coaching, Mentoring, Team Leadership
  • Lean Development and Leadership, Continuous Integration, Continuous Devlivery (CI/CD)
  • SCRUM, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Kanban, Kaizen, XP, Agile Requirements Engineering
  • Jira, Targetprocess, Trello, Test Driven Development (TDD), Hypothesis Driven Development (HDD)




GMC helps startups and scale-ups refine GTM, find product market fit, scale effectively, and streamline operations. I founded GMC to empower startups to achieve their goals by supporting them as an experienced product development manager and leadership consultant. I also provide strategic guidance and mentorship to founders and product teams.

  • Conducted 37 user interviews for Soul, leading to a 38% increase in customer satisfaction by leveraging data-driven decision-making and user advocacy to develop a targeted marketing strategy for an overlooked niche market.
  • Drove Nyota.AI’s product design, discovery process, and outreach, increasing MoM revenue by 82% using extensive market research and user-centered design to revamp Nyota’s brand image, onboarding, and target market.
  • Landed two new clients for 0-Mission by scaling their GTM strategy using customer journey mapping to develop a custom AI-powered marketing engine to onboard new users and empower customer advocacy.

May 2022 - November 2022

Product Unit Manager


Lead three cross functional feature teams to deliver value. Support engineering department operations.
In the scope of this position, I have:

  • Led 30 engineers and 2 engineering managers; was hired as youngest Unit Manager (manager II) in Wrike's history at 31
  • Trained 63 managers and high performing ICs from Sales, Support, Engineering, and Product organisations through Wrike's Leadership Development program
  • Conducted extensive research into expert estimations best practices and overhauled internal estimation process, enhancing estimation accuracy by 37% and saving 20 staff hours per month

May 2022 - November 2022

Agile Engineering Manager

Emplifi (Socialbakers)

Lead three cross functional feature teams to deliver value. Support engineering department operations.
In the scope of this position, I have:

  • Trained and promoted two managers
  • Increased team velocity by 50% within the first 6 months
  • Improved internal metrics (CVD) by 15%
  • Improved L&D outcomes by 87% by developing - and successfully implementing - an agile-inspired learning and development program
  • Resolved 11 strategic risks by working with top management and establishing the engineering Strategic Red Team
  • Improved satisfaction with performance evaluation process by 27% by developing, standardizing, and training fellow managers on using an agile-inspired performance evaluation process
  • Noted by onboarding director for establishing the best onboarding process at Socialbakers
  • Noted by CEO for improving department culture by establishing a monthly “Game night”, which had the highest attendance of non-mandatory events for the Czech Republic offices

November 2019 - May 2022


Tech For People

Close the gap between technical and non-technical people

  • Organized diverse workshops about technology and humanities
  • Organized PraHaX2019, the largest student-led hackathon in Prague

February 2019 - May 2022

Scrum Master/Associate Producer

Bohemia Interactive Simulations

Support multiple cross-functional teams to best deliver value. Remove impediments to streamline releases. Guide teams to adopt Scrum best practices
In the scope of this position, I have:

  • Saved 78 monthly PO hours by automating the project-Jira update process
  • Improved project estimation accuracy by 6%
  • Established new onboarding procedures in my teams to improve onboarding
  • Streamlined Jira project processes and provided project progress transparency

April 2019 - October 2019

Development Engineer/Agile Specialist

Siemens R&D division

Develop the firmware and software for the Receiver side of the Sitrans-TDL sensor, the successor to the Sitrans-SL diode laser gas analyzer, as well as inspire, motivate and educate Siemens employees from all departments - from R&D to HR - on agile workflows.
In the scope of this position, I have:

  • Wrote Embedded firmware in C++, as well as various diverse utilities in Python
  • Inspired HR teams to try Agile and assist them with implementing it
  • Organized and facilitated workshops about Agile and Lean
  • Coached individual team leaders on agile workflows and leadership

February 2018 - March 2019


Foreign Student Association of CVUT

Founded a student association for the foreign student of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The association was an NPO, which ran with no budget or official support from the university itself.
During my time leading the FSA, the association has:

  • Reduced student drop-out rate by 4.7% in one year of operations
  • Increased student satisfaction with studies and social program by 7%
  • Increased average grade of students who continuously participated in study programs by up to 17%

February 2016 - November 2017

Customer Success Consultant

Attended to clients investing with the platform, and assured their success and continued profit. The position involved supporting customers choosing to invest in the stockmarket using the platform, as well as inspire new customers to enjoy the benefits of the platform.

July 2015 - November 2015

Armed Medic

Maslulim s.r.o

Provide armed support and medical assistance to travel groups around Israel. The position involved highly client-centric interaction, working well under pressure, and a team-oriented approach

May 2013 - January 2014

Shift Manager

Shani Caffe Patisserie

Lead a small staff and managed the logistics of a cafe patisserie in Haifa, Israel. The position involved coordinating with suppliers, assuring service to customers, and supporting a diverse team of cooks, bartenders, and waitresses
As part of the position, I handled:

  • Logistics management
  • Small team Leadership (~20 people)
  • Customer relations oriented
  • Frequent negotiations with suppliers

March 2012 - April 2013

Gelato Sous-Chef


Assist Nocciola's gelato chef with preparation and creation of new flavors, interact with customers, and manage all in-house operations in the absence of the chef

December 2011 - March 2012

Electro-optronics Squad Sergeant, First class

Battalion 414, Field Intelligence Corps, IDF

Lead and support the Electro-optronics squad in daily operations, a position for which I have been awarded an IDF Battalion commander Decoration and a Medal.
The position scope included:

  • Mentor and assist new recruits
  • Maintained a 99.4% equipment operational capacity, the highest in the IDF's Southern Command at the time
  • Maintain, repair, and modify as needed electro-optronics equipment wherever necessary

October 2008 - October 2011


Master of Business Administration

INSEAD - Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires
Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Impact Investment

An extensive, intensive, accelerated MBA program in the top 5 globaly.

  • Founded the Ivy club
  • VP Growth at INSEAD Student Impact Fund in collaborating with Loyal VC
  • VP at INSEAD Private Equity and Venture Capital club
September 2014 - July 2018

Bachelor of Science

CVUT - Czech Technical University in Prague
Robotics and Cybernetics

Specialized in Measurements and Process Automation
Program included: Computer micro-architecture, Programming and algorithms, Control Theory, Signal analysis, Mathematical modeling, Machine Learning, and more.

September 2014 - July 2018

Agile Requirements Engineering

The Atlantic Systems Guild

Analyze requirements and extract coherent, concise, and effective user stories. Convey tasks effectively to teams, and support during deployment process. Dig into best practice and recommended procedure for the role of agile Product Owner

October 2018

C++ Language Certification


Understand Object Oriented Programming principles, handle memory managment, and deploy code in C++ programming language.

April 2018

High-school Matriculation

Amakim-Tavor Regional High-school

Specialization in Literature and Cinema


  • PSM I - Professional Scrum Master certification to indicate full knowledge of the Scrum Framework
  • C++ Language - Understand Object Oriented Programming principles and deploy code in C++ programming language - GOPAS
  • Export Control and Customs(ECC) - Overview of ECC regulations and effect on day to day life - Siemens Global Learning Campus
  • Unconscious Bias Fundamentals - Identify and respond to Unconscious Bias in a corporate environment - Siemens Global Learning Campus
  • OSS Basics - The importance and benefits of using Open Source Software - Siemens Global Learning Campus
  • Rescue Diver Certification - Support diving excursions and rescue divers in distress - PADI

Awards and Decorations

  • 1st Place - Agile Case Competition - Agile Case Competition Prague, 2020
  • Crowd Favorite - Reactive Lightning Cup Prague - ReactiveConf2019
  • 1st Place - Reactive Lightning Cup Prague - ReactiveConf2019
  • Member - SDS (Siemens Development System) agile deployment team - Siemens s.r.o.
  • Best Paper in History of Science and Technology - Czech Technical University in Prague - POSTER 2016 conference
  • Excellence in Non-PhD student - Czech Technical University in Prague - POSTER 2016 conference
  • Decoration of Merit Disruption of Hostile Terrorist Activity - Battalion 414, IDF - 2010
  • Decoration of Merit Operational Service Medal - Battalion 414, IDF - 2009
  • Finalist - GPS-spoofing prevention Drone Module - ESA-BIC ActInSpace Hackathon 2017
  • Finalist - Cold-War era point and click thriller - Prague Game Jam 2017
  • Finalist - MedOFF Medical Training Game - AMEEHacks Medical Education Hackathon 2015


Robotics aside, I am a beer enthusiast. When an opportunity to combine these two passions emerged, I poured my heart into it - resulting in an automatic microbrewery built in the summer of 2017.

Outside the technical sphere I am an avid blues fan, playing whenever an unsuspecting piano can be found. A dog person who will tolerate the odd cat, massive Sci-Fi geek, and always happy to enjoy good tea.