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Olivier Courtois

10y+ Product thinker, VP Product / CPO on demand

Remote from Paris

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Location and geographical scope

Paris, France
Remote only
Works remotely most of the time


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months





Skills (12)

Olivier in a few words

> 🚀 Helping companies to reach product/market fit, structure their team & org (timeboxed freelancing) -> ocourtois.fr
> đź’¬ Coaching product people & founders -> ocourtois.fr/coaching
>✨ Working on a new product (founder)
> đź’Ś Sending a weekly newsletter about product to +1.5k readers -> productver.se

Former VP Product @ comet & Product Director @ ManoMano:
- comet: I led the vision and product team (3 PMs + 2 freelances designers). My priorities were to implement an impact driven methodology, opening the marketplace and making it simpler for humans to collaborate with our algorithms
- Manomano : I've been the first Product Director. I participated in the scale of the team from 3 to 25, organized the company to be product-focused and maximize our impact. I led a tribe composed of 3 squads, 3 Product Managers (5 at some point), and 20 engineers. More information about this journey in the medium article (tips for...)

In the past I've been, the Head of Design @ Sensorit (building several products) & the Head of User Experience Offer & full stack developer at Bewise, giving lectures in Supinfo Toulouse and one of the curators of TEDx Toulouse.


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comet - Comet

Human Resources

Head of Product

Paris, France

August 2019 - October 2020

I led the product vision & team of comet (3 PMs + 2 freelances designers). comet instantly connect the most talented tech and data freelancers with clients such as Renault, Zenly, LVMH, Société Générale, Payfit or Deezer. The algorithm finds the best qualified freelancers, on-demand & in less than 24 hours. Risk-free.
> Method: implemented an impact driven process (fixed time allocation instead of estimates, bets instead of features, success metrics beforehand, etc.)
> Product: from a closed marketplace trying to automate too many processes to a just in time human centric marketplace (simpler access: no need for a proprietary profile / P2P qualifications, matching: normalised & full text matching / external networks data ingestion / internal search engine, new UX ...)
> Impacts: shorter time activate freelancers, increased profile completion ratio, increased proportion of applying freelancers, increased proportion of "natural" matches

Makata Studio

Social Networks


Paris, France

September 2019 - Today

I coach the founders on many topics: processes, team management, productization & market strategy. Makata is a crew of senior motion, and 3D designers who support amazing startups build innovative and original apps. We bring a passion for innovating and surprising to every new project we do. They worked on assets & concepts for Zenly, Kard, Heetch, Jumbo, Jour, Waldo, and so on...



Product Director

RĂ©gion de Paris, France

June 2017 - June 2019

- I joined the team as the third product manager in charge of a new strategical product: an internal webchat tied with the website experience and guiding users to find the right products thanks to a community of DIY enthusiasts.
> Delivered an MVP in 3 months
> Increased conversions by 50% after chat

- I became the first Product Director (Lead PM) of ManoMano. With the team in place and the CPO, we built a team of 25 in one year while facing hypergrowth! Personally, I worked a lot on:
> Improving teams delivery (agile + lean methods)
> Hiring the best product people (100+ interviews)
> Improving the organisation to maximise impact (new squads org, OKRs x Tribes aligments, ...)

- I led the CARE tribe, composed of 3 squads, 3 Product Managers and 20 engineers.


Software Publisher

Freelance Product Mgr, UX Designer

Paris Area, France

January 2014 - May 2018

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