LogicMonitor appoints Taggart Matthiesen as chief product officer

SaaS observability provider LogicMonitor has hired former Lyft and Twitter executive Taggart Matthiesen as its new chief product officer

As CPO, Matthiesen will oversee all aspects of product strategy for the company and its unified observability platform, LM Envision, including product management, user experience (UX) and data science.

Matthiesen will be responsible for enhancing the ability to provide enterprises and managed service providers with the visibility and insights needed to cost-effectively maximise their IT environment’s resilience, performance and adaptability — key elements for long-term success in today’s increasingly digital economy.

The new executive appointment joins from Lyft, where he spent seven years in the role of vice-president of product, helping to build and lead autonomous driving initiatives.

Prior to this, Matthiesen held product leadership positions across Lyft’s pay platform, identity & fraud, service & support, mapping, and Lyft for Business.

Further product management roles held previously include director and senior director of product management at Salesforce between 2008 and 2013, and group product manager at Twitter between 2013 and 2015.

“Observability tools have always been key to building and delivering great products. From monitoring top level metrics, such as ride requests and ETAs, to more detailed diagnostics and insights, like identifying fraudulent vectors or outdated turn restrictions – observability tools are essential to delivering a resilient platform and providing the best possible user experience,” said new LogicMonitor CPO, Matthiesen.

“I see great growth potential in the observability space and LogicMonitor is in a unique position within that space, with an incredible team and product.”

Christina Kosmowski, CEO of LogicMonitor, commented: “Taggart has a proven track record for building successful enterprise and consumer SaaS product teams that combine deep technical know-how with the empathy to fully understand and anticipate users’ needs.

“With Taggart joining LogicMonitor’s leadership team and heading product, we will be able to integrate innovations into our observability platform faster, continuing to set our customers up for success in an ever-changing tech landscape.”


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