As director of product management at Stavvy, Matt Sluggett is a team player whose optimism and approachable attitude elevates the entire organization. He has a solid vision and is able to deliver on it in a way that supports customers, welcomes feedback and leverages data to make the product and the organization better. He has great command of his team, takes the time to understand customers, and is always ready to roll up his sleeves alongside the customer to show the product off or listen to feedback and use it to innovate.
Sluggett embodies all of Stavvy’s core values and has even helped shape and finalize the company’s values as it has grown. He makes sure to connect with his colleagues on a human level and ensures everyone feels valued and welcome. Sluggett’s innovative and creative thinking motivates his team to think outside of the box — whether brainstorming new product features or solving a customer problem. Sluggett listens to feedback and uses key learnings to implement improvements and drive change, pushing those around him to be better and think bigger.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Listen to understand, not reply. Use this understanding to help others solve the problems that frustrate them most. Whether as an individual or a company, focus on how you can understand and help. Over time, you will find this behavior is appreciated and rewarded.
Director of Product Management