Andrew Suprenant is a Senior Product Manager at Def Method. Andrew comes to product management with a background in consulting and believes in the power of collaboration to achieve outcomes that would be difficult for individuals to achieve on their own.
Outside of work, Andrew practices Aikido, sings with the DePaul Community Chorus, and is an avid reader.
General Services Administration:
Prior to joining Def Method, Andrew worked at 18F, an office in the General Services Administration that partners with federal agencies to improve how government serves the public through technology. There, he developed the Open Forest online permitting product with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, supported a redesign of the Thrift Savings Plan website to better serve federal employees, and led the customer engineering function for cloud.gov, a development platform for agencies to host websites, APIs, and other applications. While at GSA, he also helped mature the product management chapter, led the organization’s Agile community of practice, and presented at the Code for America Summit and the O’Reilly Open Source Software Conference.
In other recent work, Andrew helped scale the Department of Veterans Affairs API platform to support digital tools for veterans, led projects with local governments as a volunteer for the U.S. Digital Response for COVID-19, and consulted to grow an educational technology SaaS organization. Earlier in his career, Andrew helped launch an online retail presence during the first dotcom wave, developed training software for Fortune 500 companies, ran A/B testing campaigns for B2B and B2C companies, established online presences for several premiere media organizations, and produced an award-winning documentary broadcast on the PBS program Independent Lens.
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Kankakee, Illinois (hometown)
Chicago, Illinois (current city)
B.S. Communications, Northwestern University
SAFe Certified Agilist
Scrum Master and Product Owner
Data Science and Visualization
Product strategy and roadmapping
Security and compliance
Senior Product Manager