Giff Constable is currently the Chief Product Officer at Meetup, part of the We Company (formerly WeWork). He is a repeat entrepreneur who has sold three companies and helped build many others. In 2014, he published the book Talking to Humans as a practical guide to customer discovery for aspiring entrepreneurs. The book went on to win a special award from the National Science Foundation and is now standard reading in university and accelerator programs around the world. In 2018, he and his collaborator Frank Rimalovski followed up with the sequel Testing with Humans, which is all about running effective experiments.
Prior to Meetup, Giff was VP of Product at fintech startup Axial, where he led product, pricing, design, engineering and content strategy. Prior to Axial, he was CEO of the global innovation consulting firm Neo, which was acquired by Pivotal. Prior to the acquisition, Neo built a globally recognized brand for modern product strategy, development and design. Giff personally led major innovation projects at the Mayo Clinic and Time Inc, among others.
Going back further, there are more startups (Trilogy, Envive, The Electric Sheep Company, Aprizi) and even stints as an investment banker at Broadview / Jefferies.
He tries to give back to the startup and innovation community whenever possible, across writing, mentorship and events. He lives outside of New York City with his wife and two children.