Marty Cagan is the founding partner of the Silicon Valley Product Group, and was previously an executive at several Silicon Valley technology companies including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, America Online, and most recently eBay.
Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, and training, Marty was most recently senior vice-president of product management and design for eBay, where he was responsible for defining products and services for the companyâ€™s global e-commerce trading site.
Marty began his career at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories conducting research on software technology, and building several software products for other software developers.
After HP, Marty joined a then young Netscape Communications Corporation, where he had the opportunity to participate in the birth of the Internet industry. Martin worked directly for co-founder Marc Andreessen, where he was vice-president for Netscapeâ€™s platform and tools, and later e-commerce applications, and worked to help Internet start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike to understand and utilize the newly emerging technology.
During his career, Marty has personally performed and managed most of the roles of a modern software product organization, including product management, software development, product marketing, user interface design, usability engineering, technical writing, software testing, engineering management, and general management.