Drew McManus is a technology product executive and an advisor to startups.
As VP of Product for Pivotal Labs, Drew is responsible for Design and Product Management, extending Pivotal’s renowned software development practice to include these new service offerings to clients.
Drew was previously the principal and founder of Road 3, a consultancy dedicated to helping turn ideas into successful products. Road 3 worked with a wide variety of clients–from two-founder startups to Fortune 100 companies, including AT&T and HP. After a long and successful strategic partnership, Road 3 was acquired by Pivotal Labs in the Summer of 2012.
In 2007, Drew co-founded Bring Light, a web service to help nonprofits reach new donors and raise funds online. Drew and his business partner conceptualized the design, invented the business model, directed the development of the site, and raised an initial round of funding from a group of angel investors that included Ron Conway. Bring Light was acquired in 2011 by Rally.org, a social fundraising platform. Drew now serves as an advisor to Rally.
Previously Drew spent 12 years at Adobe Systems in various senior management roles including Director of Corporate Product Management. He has also worked at Apple Computer, and Apple’s software subsidiary, Claris Corporation (now Filemaker Inc.). During his career, he has managed numerous products from concept to completion, including the launch of Adobe’s first consumer digital imaging product, which became the number one selling product in its category and earned Drew the Software Publishers Association Codie Award.
As a representative of many men and women who help make a difference in the world, Drew is featured in the book We Are the New Radicals: A Manifesto for Reinventing Yourself and Saving the World by Julia Moulden.