Hiring PMs: Making best product teams

Season 1 Episode 7

Jasnoor currently working as Director of Product Management at Nutanix, he is responsible for the Nutanix Calm and Karbon product lines. He spends most of his time working with customers to enable their use-cases around DevOps and automation. Prior to Nutanix, Jasnoor was the product guy at Calm.io, a DevOps automation startup based out of Bangalore that was acquired by Nutanix in 2016. Before that, he spent 12+ years working on products at companies such as Zynga, Aryaka Networks (networking startup) and BMC Software.

Jasnoor holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and a BTech in Electronics from AIT, Pune.


  1. What should be the state of the company to hire PM? What state of the product(s)? What should be the Team size? How many PMs to hire etc…
  2. Are there different types of Product Managers? {Or is it a myth?}
  3. How does one hire the Right Product Guy for the role? {Channels to find one; JD; Evaluation criteria; Must-haves; Red Flags}
  4. What should one expect from a new PM onboard? {And how to meet/set their expectations}
  5. How does one evaluate the performance of PMs? {How do you find if your hiring decision was right?}

Jasnoor Gill

Director PM at Nutanix