Born and raised in Berlin 27 years ago, our Product Manager Valerio is the only ‘real’ Berliner at Audry. He joined the team right after his master Business Administration two years ago. During these two years at Audry, he realized that he had to be in the product department to learn what interests him most: building software. And that’s exactly what he’s doing right now. He loves cooking, hanging out with his friends, and watching his favorite football team Borussia Dortmund in his free time.
6 questions for our Product Manager Valerio.
1. How did you discover Audry and what made you want to join?
I joined Audry because my mentor convinced me to. We both attended the same university and he’s been my bosses’ boss before they started the company. That was the right step for me because I wanted to learn how to build software, which I do here at Audry!
2. How does a typical workday at Audry look like for you?
When I start, I usually first check emails and product notifications I got overnight. Depending on if something urgent came up, I’d then work on those requests. Afterwards, we have standup meetings with both the business and engineering team to discuss the challenges we want to solve on that day. The rest of my day, I usually fill with running product experiments like AudryMatch, collecting peoples’ feedback, and looking into quantitative data.
3. What is the best thing about working at Audry?
Just being part of the Audry team. I enjoyed the team events and social gatherings we had before COVID started. Let’s hope we can start with these events again soon!
4. What has been your biggest challenge as a Product Manager?
To build a product that allows for viral growth.
5. What do you appreciate most about the culture at Audry?
It’s non-judgy, open, and self-determined.
6. Last but not least: if you had to start a podcast tomorrow, what will it be about?
BLN303 -> Each week, together with a friend, I introduce you to a different bar around. Sit back and relax and thereby explore Berlin’s most hidden places. We love going to wine-, beer-, sports-, and posh places and discuss complementary topics. Enjoy conversations wherever the evening takes us, sometimes fun and entertaining, or thoughtful and critical of society.