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Bethany Pagels-Minor


Bethany is a thought leader on product and culture development within technology companies. They are passionate about creating a culture of accountability and sustainable processes that allow teams to do the work well.

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Senior Engineering Program Manager 

2018- Present


  • Area of Ownership: App Store Connect
  • Drive and ship large and small cross-functional projects
  • Drive meaningful aspects of a project including scope, requirements, timelines, and resource allocation
  • Drive technical discussions with stakeholders around the company to build new experiences for customers. 
  • Own overall program schedules
  • Collaborate with QA, Engineering, EPMs, and other organizations both inside and outside of Apple to develop solutions for partnerships, promotions, and other new business initiatives
  • Manage software releases, develop tools and processes to gain efficiencies in the build, development, testing, and deployment lifecycle

Vice Chair, Board of Directors


Howard Brown Health

Howard Brown Health is one of the largest LGBTQ organizations in the United States with over $90 million in revenue. It also is the only LGBTQ focused FQHC in the Midwest. Howard Brown Health's focus on LGBTQ patients and the research it does is quickly becoming a standard for LGBTQ care for the country.

Board of Directors

2018- Present

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Chairperson, Board of Directors


Chicago Black Women in Tech

Product Management Instructor


Product School

Senior Product Manager


Sprout Social

  • Product manager for Listening and Flex Feeds teams
  • Mentor fellow product managers

Product Manager


  • Product Owner for buyer personalization team and early stage shopping tools
  • Led rich discovery processes, including market opportunities, user/customer research and prototyping to identify, evaluate and define products and features that are valuable, usable and feasible 
  • Defined, maintained and internalized product KPIs, using them to measure/report progress and to align product development to business strategy 




  • Was product manager for three separate development teams totaling 15, including: developers, data engineers, automation engineers, QA and designers with focuses on SEO, marketing tech, backend, & online services
  • Tracked and communicated progress to senior leadership team and relative stakeholders, making sure features get delivered on time

Associate Product Manager



  • Scrum Evangelist that implemented agile best practices to streamline product iterations
  • Utilized agile methodologies, such as: planning sprints, beginning and ending sprints, and determining when an iterationcan be released
  • Researched, planned, and strategized new features for the Benchtools app
  • Provided technical resources and administration for all software tools; such as Jira, Jira Agile, Confluence, Smartsheets and Google Apps for Work

Business Analyst


Acceleration Partners

  • Led product team responsible for the transition of all reporting tasks from manual collection to a dynamic web based portal using cloud technology
  • Helped clients exceed FY 2014 goals of over $150 million in gross retail sales

Agency Relationship Manager 



  • Acted as a consultant to agencies and outsourced program managers to help them successfully manage their clients’ programs on ShareASale
  • Managed 90 agency relationships and in turn over 600 merchant programs
  • Helped clients’ programs exceed $77 million in sales for FY 2012 (30% increase) and $90 million in sales in FY 2013(17% increase)

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Master of Business Administration, Management - 2014

Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

Master of Information Systems - 2011

Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts, History, minor in Asian American Studies - 2008

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

International Law - 2004

University of Oxford, New College, Oxford, UK

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Achievements and Leadership

Hall of Fame, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL 2016

Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL 2015 - present

Board of Directors, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL 2018 - present

Board of Directors, Chicago Black Women in Tech, Chicago, IL 2018 - 2019

Distinguished Alumni Award Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL 2013

Leadership Council & Rogers Society Member Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 2010 - present

30 under 30 Honoree Windy City Times, Chicago, IL 2008 

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PMI-ACP Project Management Institute

CSPO, Scrum Alliance

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Speaking Engagements

Lesbians Who Tech March 2018 & March 2019

Product School June 2018

Women in Tech Summit May 2018

Business of Software Conference October 2018

Serendipity Conference October 2018

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