Cindy Alvarez

Cindy Alvarez

Principal Group Product Manager

Microsoft

Cindy Alvarez is the author of Lean Customer Development: Build Products Your Customers Will Buy and a product leader focusing on building higher-performing internal teams at Microsoft. Cindy is recognized as a leading authority at the intersection of customer development, enterprise innovation, and Lean best practices. She is a regular speaker on these topics both internally at Microsoft and externally at conferences and events including Lean Startup Conference, ├średev, Mind The Product, and INDUSTRY. Prior to joining Microsoft via acquisition, Cindy built products and led research & design teams at venture-backed startups including Yammer, KISSmetrics, and Yodlee – where customers ranged from startups to Fortune 10 enterprises. She remains connected to the startup community and the cloud-native developer community through mentoring and speaking.