Tommi Forsström

Growth Stage Product Executive.

I help companies turn from startup to scaleup—ie. navigate the change that starts from product-market fit.

Formerly, I've been VP of Product at Teachable, CPO-in-Residence at Insight Partners and VP of Product at Shutterstock, among other things.

I started out as a developer 20 years ago. Since then, my professional journey has had many twists and turns. You can read more about all that good stuff in my CV and LinkedIn.

Read more about my thoughts on business, product management and leadership in my blog

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Career Highlights


VP of Product

As a member of Teachable's executive team and the leader of its Product department (Product Management, Product Design, Technology Operations, and Product Marketing), I was partially responsible for scaling Teachable's revenue 4x in 2.5 years, growing headcount from 100 to 250, building the Product organization from 6 people to almost 40, defining the principles by which the company develops products, and converting it from a colocated company to a distributed one.

Insight Partners


Internal product leadership consultant to Insight's portfolio of 150 growth stage companies. Engagements ranging from small scale coaching for CEO/CPO/CTOs in the portfolio to multi-month consulting engagements consisting of staffing / onboarding CPOs, assessing Product organizations, acting as interim CPO, creating strategy etc.


Vice President, Product Management, Music, Video & API

As product lead of Shutterstock's Music and Video business unit, I was responsible for a revenue stream of over $100MM annually and growing faster than any aspect of the company. This role also entailed building a completely new wing to Shutterstock's Product and Engineering team in the newly opened Montreal office, including it's processes, culture and practices.

On the API side, my responsibility was to transform a promising string of successful one-off deals into a proper product strategy to enable the company to build yet another $100M+ pillar to evolve its business to stay one step ahead of the stock asset market.