Elliot Susel has served as a senior leader of both Technology and Product organizations. He is currently Senior Faculty at Lean Startup Company, where he helps organizations of all sizes learn and apply Lean Startup principles. Previously he was the Senior Vice President of Product and Growth at a Washington DC tech startup, and was the Head of R&D for Paid Services at AOL. Before shifting his focus to innovation and product management, Elliot was the Acting VP of Technology at the Alexandria-based tech startup Curb (formerly Taxi Magic). In this role he helped transform the technology organization from one deployment every two weeks, to an average of over 40. As a result of this experience, he will readily share with you that it doesn’t matter how efficient you are at shipping code if you build the wrong product. Elliot earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He is also ordained as an Interfaith Minister.