What Should Drive Product

Podcast Episode: 7

Without Product, there is nothing to sell! Although there are always opportunities in any process, our Product process at Ascent Cloud has been recognized by our customers as a true partnership that fosters collaboration when developing our products. For this reason, we thought we’d have a candid discussion on how we got here and what we value in the Product process. Tune in to learn about what should drive Product.

This month, Jacqueline Leras, Marketing Assistant, is joined by her Ascent Cloud colleagues Colton Lewis, Product Manager- LevelEleven, and Ashley Crosby, Product Manager- Geopointe, to discuss how to approach your Product process and what should drive Product. 

In this episode, they chat about:

  • How Colton and Ashley got to where they are today and where they started
  • Our product process at Ascent Cloud
  • What excites Colton and Ashley about the products they work with

Colton Lewis

Product Manager, LevelEleven

Colton Lewis is the Product Manager for LevelEleven. After graduating from Oakland University with a Marketing Degree, he was introduced to the world of tech and discovered he loved solving people’s trickiest problems. He originally started with the team in 2016 and instantly fell in love with the product. Prior to LevelEleven, he worked for a variety of tech firms and has always enjoyed helping people solve their trickiest problems.

When he’s not working, you can find Colton with his wife and multitude of young kids. He looks for every opportunity to be outside, enjoys a good book, and dreams of days spent at museums.

Ashley Crosby

Product Manager, Geopointe

Ashley is a Product Manager at Ascent Cloud, focused on Geopointe and other geolocation initiatives. After flunking out of computer science in college, Ashley earned a BA in English Literature from Brigham Young University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University. Her turn to humanities was short-lived, however, and her career has brought her back to tech. She has worked on the Geopointe product for the last ten years in various capacities, including Customer Success, Technical Support, Quality Assurance, and most recently Product Management. As a map enthusiast, she loves being a part of continual innovation in the geolocation space.

Ashley lives in Southern California with her dog and an unnecessarily large collection of unread books. Her hobbies include reading, re-watching the same shows over and over again, and gluten-free baking that could fool even the most wheat-loving aficionado. When the creativity bug bites, she spends her time crafting, writing fan fiction (no, you may not know her pen name), and dreaming up her own podcast ideas.

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