Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer
Colleen O’Rourke is a Principal Consultant and Trainer at The 280 Group. She has 20 years of experience in the technology business, working in engineering as well as program and product management in startups to Fortune 500 companies. Colleen’s diverse experience includes complex CAD software platforms, project management SAAS systems, and hardware products and consumables manufactured in the US. From this broad experience, Colleen is able to quickly diagnose product management challenges that companies face, and implement solutions leading to great teams, great products, and revenue growth.
Throughout her career Colleen has nurtured a strong belief that powerful leadership is not reliant on authority. She is passionate about developing Product Managers as leaders within their organizations, unleashing their exponential impact into the mix of products, people, and processes that are needed for success. Colleen is the primary author and trainer for The 280 Group’s Leadership for Product Managers course.
In addition to her product management career, Colleen is also a guest lecturer at JFK University and a professional executive coach.
Colleen has obtained the following certifications from the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM): Certified Product Manager (CPM) and Agile Certified Product Manager (ACPM). She also holds professional coaching certifications including Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute and Associate Professional Coach (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation. Colleen has a BS in Computer Science from Merrimack College, and graduated with honors with an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University.