Kenneth Li '95
- Software development
- Product management
Kenneth Li is an accomplished product leader with technical and strategic experience in product management. In his 18 years of experience in the tech industry, he has spent considerable time in the enterprise business intelligence space, and has recently spent time in the very hot and exciting world of Martech (marketing technology) and Fintech (financial technology).
Kenneth has spent time growing mature and market-leading products while working for SAP, one of the world's largest software companies. He's also brought early products to market in the data visualization space, and marketing digital asset management sectors. He has experience with SaaS and cloud solutions, and enjoys working in the fast-paced world of start-ups.
Currently, Kenneth is the Director of Product Management at Progressa, building out a comprehensive and automated loan origination & management platform. Progressa is Canada's only socially responsible alternative lender encouraging borrowing for the right reasons that Canadians can be proud of. Built for collection agencies and point of sale finance, Progressa was named recently to the 2018 CB Insights Fintech 250 list of fastest-growing fintech startups. (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181022005584/en/Progressa-Named-2018-CB-Insights-Fintech-250
Kenneth chose his career path after having discovered his passion for building software applications and understanding how things work. Majoring in computer science and business, he continued to build a well-rounded career as a software developer, development lead/manager, customer success, and product management.
Kenneth wishes to mentor Georgians who are passionate about high tech and want to change the way the world works through software and technological innovations. Kenneth understands how software companies recruit talent, and how talent is retained through continuous knowledge sharing and learning. It is his desire to help Georgians get started in the industry, find their footings, or help them build the right skillset and connections to develop a rewarding career.