Spotlight on our Product Games Finalists – Kellogg School

With a passion for technology and innovation, Team Fable from Kellogg School of Management brings experience in sales, marketing, operations, consumer consulting, product and project management. Read on to learn more about their backgrounds and their perspectives.

Elizabeth Li

Elizabeth Li

Current Degree: MBA Candidate at Kellogg School of Management – Class of 2021

Other degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan

Most recent role: eCommerce Sales Manager at Newell Brands

What interests me about product management? Coming from the consumer goods industry and brand management, I’m excited by the growth of tech and the possibility of creating solutions to issues people don’t even know they have.

My favourite piece of technology/app feature? Plates. It’s an app that helps you calculate how to split a check. Having lived in New York and organized many group dinners, I have used this app a countless number of times. The mechanics behind it are simple but it’s made eating out with friends much easier. The best part? It’s free!

Yolanda Chen

Yolanda Chen

Current Degree: MBA + MS Design Innovation Candidate at Kellogg School of Management – Class of 2021

Other degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Pennsylvania

Most recent role: Consultant at Boston Consulting Group

What interests me about product management? I’m excited about the user-centric principle that is core in product management, and solving the unique puzzle of crafting solutions that truly serve the customer, are commercially viable and technically feasible all at the same time.

My favourite piece of technology/ favourite app feature? Vivino – an app that lets you search for wine info (ratings, origin, tasting notes etc.) by entering name or simply taking a photo of the label. As someone who enjoys wine in general but do not know a great deal about the technicalities, I have relied on this app many times to find the perfect $12 bottle of wine.

Arvind Vaitheeswaran

Arvind Vaitheeswaran

Current degree: MBA, Kellogg School of Management – Class of 2021

Other degrees: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

Most recent role: Sr. Manager, Operations Compliance – Asia Pacific at Uber

What interests me about product management? I am passionate about the effect technology can have on lives. There are parts of our lives completely transformed by technology every single day. Be it shopping on Amazon, accessing information on Google or using all those other apps on our phones for various use cases, we leverage technology to perform tasks each day that we can’t imagine doing any other way. Technology has the potential to change how we interact with the world around us. I find that really powerful.

My favourite piece of technology/favourite app feature? Perhaps I’m biased, but I love the experience of tapping a button on the Uber app and having a ride pull up in minutes. That magical experience is what attracted me to work there, and I still think it’s one of the best applications of smartphone technology around us.