Founder & CEO
Holly Hester-Reilly is the Founder and CEO of H2R Product Science and the host of The Product Science Podcast. Holly has spent the last 15 years working with startups, high-growth companies, and enterprises like FalconX, MediaMath, Shutterstock, The Lean Startup Co, Weight Watchers, and Capital One. She teaches the Product Science Method, a step-by-step process to figure out which product growth opportunities to pursue and to build the product management skill to deliver on their goals.
Holly also teaches at NYU Stern School of Business as well as public and private workshops and has spoken about building high-growth products for events such as Lean Startup Summit Europe, ProductTankNYC, Parsons School of Design, and INDUSTRY: The Product Conference.
Holly holds a BS and MS in chemical engineering from Columbia University, where she loved working as a research scientist and teaching students.
What Motivates Holly
I believe that we can use technology to solve real problems for real people, and I want to help create sustainable, enjoyable experiences for high-growth tech products, teams, and companies.
Holly was a competitive figure skater in the 1990s during the reign of Michelle Kwan, who was her childhood hero. She trained at the same training center as Olympians including Surya Bonaly, Ilya Kulik, and Pasha Grishuk and Evgeny Platov.