Johnny Chao
Lead Director of Product Management
Johnny began his career at Microsoft, where he led the building of products such as MSN Messenger and Spaces. Johnny has experience in growing start-up companies to leading large product development & management teams in large enterprises. Before he joined Toptal, Johnny was head of Transunion Canada's Data Strategy & Solutions team, where he created and executed on an agile data solution framework, creating next-gen analytical products for clients.
Articles by Johnny Chao
Product Managers vs. Project Managers: Understanding Core Similarities and Differences
Product Managers vs. Project Managers: Understanding Core Similarities and Differences
Product managers and project managers are two of the most important roles in every technology company and are crucial to the future of tech. Yet they are often conflated and misunderstood. In this article (Part I in a two-part series), Johnny Chao -- Product Management Vertical Lead at Toptal, and a career product manager -- outlines the similarities and differences between each role, as well as the core skill sets that allow product and project managers to excel.