About

I am a product management leader living and working in Silicon Valley. For two decades, I have managed products and teams in various markets, including SaaS, security, enterprise software, networking, and consumer internet. An engineer by training, I spent the early part of my career coding and leading engineering teams. I managed many product life cycles and experienced the ups and downs of the journey. I like creating and nurturing products, companies, art, and relationships. 

Jay (Yaïr) Harel
Jay (Yaïr) Harel

Mottos:

Simplicity
“Perfection is reached not when there is nothing to add, but when there is nothing to take away”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Gumption
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Resourcefulness
“Scientists solve problems that can be solved. Engineers solve problems that have to be solved”
– Anonymous

Realism
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away”
– Philip K. Dick

Pursuit
“Success requires a persistent misreading of the odds”
– Tom Peters

Practicality
“Real artists ship”
– Steve Jobs

Transience
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”
– John Lennon

Perspective
“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well”
– Joe Ancis