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Hi! I am Cien Solon

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Hi! I am Cien Solon

Co-Founder, Stealth Startup

5 Reviews / 8 Sessions

I am a seasoned Product Growth Strategist and Manager, orchestrating the growth of a diverse portfolio of innovative products. My expertise spans establishing Product-Market Fit, overseeing product launches, and executing robust growth strategies. I specialize in catalyzing startup ascent and fostering product innovation across diverse landscapes, contributing to success globally.

Languages

English

Time Available

30 Minutes

Next Availability

18th July, 2024

$ 280 / 30 Min
$ 280 / 30 Min
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5 Reviews / 8 Sessions

About Me

I am a dynamic Growth Strategist with a focus on propelling startups, particularly in Fintech and Deep Tech, to remarkable success. As a seasoned Founder Advisor, I've provided strategic guidance to tech ventures globally.

My commitment to innovation is exemplified through pioneering work in Machine Learning for risk decisioning. I specialize in product growth and growth marketing, showcased by transforming a 70k waitlist into a thriving 3 million user base.

My forte extends to risk mitigation, reducing bad debt from 25% to 3%. I advocate for tech integration, streamlining operations for excellence. Beyond my professional pursuits, I seek balance in art and outdoor adventures, enriching my strategic thinking.

Achievements

  • Advisor and Mentor at Kredete (Techstars S'23), guiding the startup through its growth phase.
  • Advisor at Angel Investing School, teaching professionals the nuances of angel investing.

Expertise

Storytelling
Storytelling

As a seasoned storyteller, I possess the art of crafting compelling narratives for products. I understand that behind every successful product, there's a story that engages and captivates users. Through storytelling, I've effectively communicated value propositions, evoking emotions that resonate deeply with target audiences.

Marketing Strategy
Marketing Strategy

I've not only pioneered impactful product developments but also seamlessly integrated these with comprehensive marketing strategies. This dual-faceted approach has led to the creation of products that not only resonate with users but are also impeccably positioned for market success.

Product Market
Product Market

My expertise in scaling products is underpinned by a keen ability to build Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) that succinctly capture core value propositions. I excel in swiftly executing strategies for product validation, honing in on Product-Market Fit (PMF) through agile methodologies. This knack for delivering the right product to the right market has been pivotal in propelling startups toward sustainable growth.

Growth Strategy
Growth Strategy

I possess a proven expertise in growth strategy, showcased by elevating startups from a 70k waitlist to 3 million users. My adeptness encompasses understanding market dynamics, user behavior, and strategic implementation. I create tailored growth strategies, spanning customer acquisition, retention, and market expansion, driving substantial and sustained growth. My flexible approach adapts to startup goals and market nuances, ensuring strategies align with success.

Risk Mitigation
Risk Mitigation

I've excelled in risk mitigation by significantly reducing bad debt from 25% to an impressive 3%. Through strategic planning and execution, I proactively tackled potential financial risks, ensuring business stability. By analyzing data and insights, I identified high-risk areas and implemented targeted interventions that led to substantial debt reduction. Collaborating cross-functionally, I fostered a shared responsibility for risk management.

Work Experience

Senior Product Manager

Jul 2023 to Present

    • Led and executed growth initiatives for a diverse portfolio, ensuring alignment with market needs.
    • Leveraged AI to optimize workstreams, enhancing efficiency in R&D, financial modeling, pricing, and full-stack product management.
    • Directed successful product launches, and implemented robust growth strategies, ensuring products are future-ready
Founder and Lightning
Senior Product Manager

Dec 2022 to Jun 2023

    • Led Engage/Transactions team, prioritizing metrics—Conversion, Retention, and Churn rate.
    • Orchestrated data-driven approaches for improved Conversion and reduced Churn.
    • Spearheaded user segmentation for personalized onboarding and enhanced retention.
TransferGo
Senior Product Manager

Feb 2021 to Dec 2022

    • Enhanced tools for fraud, care, and operations teams, streamlining customer issue resolution and improving efficiency.
    • Addressed significant pain-points through internal tool optimization, resulting in quicker problem-solving and improved customer satisfaction.
    • Collaborated with cross-functional teams, identified key problem areas, and implemented tailored solutions to enhance overall user experience.
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Product Owner – Payments

May 2019 to Jan 2021

    • Pioneered end-to-end UX/UI optimization for the payment portal, boosting setup volume by 100%.
    • Led the integration of Open Banking functionalities, expanding financial options for users.
    • Drove strategic changes in Business Continuation Period policies, ensuring alignment with market trends and regulations.
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