Executive Director, Product
Mike Ruggieri is the Executive Director and Vice President of Product. Here at Meltwater, Mike is responsible for setting product strategy and ensuring that the Meltwater media intelligence platform evolves through a transparent, collaborative approach, drawing input both companywide and from external markets and customer research. He manages the Product Management, User Experience Design, and Behavioral Analytics teams.
Mike and his family recently relocated to San Francisco from the deep woods of New Hampshire.
Although never reaching rock star status, Mike remains a passionate though unpracticed singer and guitarist. He also enjoys fishing and watching his Red Sox and Patriots.
With more than 20 years of software experience, Mike has held a variety of roles both in small startups and large public enterprises. Before transitioning to his current role, Mike was Vice President of Applications with the Engineering team at Meltwater. Guided by his love of design and a drive to build applications that customers will love, Mike has often fluctuated between roles in Product Management and Engineering. Prior to joining Meltwater, Mike was VP of Engineering and then VP of Product Management at Pegasystems, a public business process management company in Cambridge, MA.
Mike holds a BA in Literature from Framingham State University. Always a lover a technology, he pursued post-graduate computer science work at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.