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April Underwood

Founding Partner and Investor at #ANGELS; Former Chief Product Officer at Slack & Director of Product at Twitter

Founding Partner and Investor at #ANGELS; Former Chief Product Officer at Slack & Director of Product at Twitter

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April Underwood Biography

April Underwood is the VP of Product at the cloud-based team collaboration tool Slack, which is an acronym for ‘Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge’. Underwood is well known in the technology sector and has held several high ranking roles at industry leaders. In September 2016 she appeared in Forbes as one of the ’40 Under 40’ top influential business people in the world.

In 2001, after completing her studies at the University of Texas in Austin, April Underwood graduated with a BBA degree in Information Systems. She went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with an MBA. During this time she completed her internship with the multinational technology company Apple.

Underwood started her impressive career by gaining experience in the technology industry. She held a variety of roles with leading technology focused firms like Travelocity, Deloitte and Intel. In 2007 Underwood was appointed as Senior Partner Technology Manager at Google where she was responsible for acquiring content and creating monetization strategies.

In 2010 she left Google and joined Twitter as product manager of central features that included the ‘follow’ and ‘tweet’ buttons. Underwood led the design of the Ads API and managed search affiliations with Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. She was also in charge of the business development team. The final role held by April Underwood at Twitter was director of product. She left Twitter in 2015 and joined Slack where she initially held the role of head of platform. As in 2017 in her role as vice president of product, Underwood leads various teams including the platform evangelism team, engineering, partner marketing and product management.

In 2015 April Underwood and several other businesswomen who worked or were working at Twitter joined together to form an investment group named #Angels. The team consists of eight business veterans with experience across a wide range of areas including corporate strategy and development, media, business development and product development. The idea behind the group is to offer a more diverse and broader platform for start-up funding and networking by understanding female consumers who are often the main users of new products.

April Underwood Videos

  • April Underwood: Becoming a Product Manager - YouTube
    Fireside Chat with April Underwood, VP Product at Slack, and Michal Lev-Ram - Duration: 27:40. Omidyar Network 786 views · 27:40. Play next ...
  • Fireside Chat with April Underwood and Dean Rich Lyons - YouTube
    As part of several of the fastest growing technology companies in the world -- Google, Twitter and Slack -- and the creator of her own angel ...
  • April Underwood, Slack: Building a Product Both CIOs and Devs ...
    In enterprise, you can ask customers what they want in a way you can't in B2C. April Underwood, VP Product at Slack talks to Stacey Bishop, ...

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April Underwood is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book April Underwood for your event is available upon request. April Underwood generally travels from San Anselmo, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Karen Walker, Sharon Gai, Ruchi Sanghvi, Jen Wong and Stephanie Gutnik. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling April Underwood for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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