Forbes - Product Manager - Dublin, Ireland

Stephen Forbes

Dublin, Ireland


Product Manager

Consumer Internet


Consumer internet is a huge interest of mine - the sectors, companies and people.

Work History

Head of Product


June 2014 - Present

Head of Product


January 2013 - June 2014

I lead the Product Team at SkillPages including Product Management, UX Design and UX.

VP Strategy


January 2012 - December 2012

Working with the CEO on specific projects around BD, PR, Fundraising etc.

Internet Marketing Specialist


January 2011 - December 2011

Working across the SkillPages on Growth, UX, Product etc.

Summer Associate

Accenture Ireland

June 2008 - August 2008

Summer Internship working at the Microsoft client site on the project team for credit and collections department.

Summer Associate

McKinsey & Company

June 2007 - July 2007

Fantastic opportunity to work and live in Shanghai, China. I spent my time working with client teams on research, presentation preparation and an intern based project which focused on the role of foreign education for Chinese nationals and it's impact on domestic company performance.


SkillPages 2.0

I coordinated the product development phase of the SkillPages 2.0 project. This project involved bringing together 2 years of testing, learning and community requests in to a completely redesigned UI and UX.

Both Tony O'Donohoe and Reiner Wendland's hard work and innovative design style were crucial in achieving this goal.

The "What is SkillPages?" Video

Today was the debut of our new "What is SkillPages?" video. The video is the product of On the SkillPages side, @[2568636a-27b5-11df-b1a2-00155d010212|imd|Iain Mac Donald] and I worked closely with them throughout the process.

Epipheo are highly experienced in delivering professional productions in a short space of time and this video is no exception. Their tried and tested methodology proved once again that a thoughtful and explorative "discovery phase" combined with structure and progress targets will result in a product everyone is happy with.

Qualifications & Certifications

Marketing MSc

Strathclyde Business School

Economics MA

University of Glasgow

Loretto School Musselburgh

University of Strathclyde

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