Hi. I’m Teague (rhymes with league).
I build teams that build products.
After starting my career in tech, I’ve spent the last 10 years leading cross-functional teams to develop new products from ideation through launch. I’m an advocate for the lean startup methodology and a mentor for entrepreneurs at several accelerator programs.
I founded THG (now Zahar Strategy Group) as a product management consulting group that provided executive coaching and interim management to organizations with purpose. THG ran an internal startup lab, and helped larger organizations like AOL, Deloitte, and the White House set up their own innovation programs.
Now at HiRoad, I’m focused on making good things happen in the world by rewarding people for taking the high road. Previously at Capital One, I worked on changing banking for good and shaping product management was taught.
Strengths include compassion & empathy, simplifying complex systems, and iterative efficiency. I practice mindfulness, daring greatly, and balancing caring personally with challenging directly.
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Teague Hopkins is a seasoned leader with over 15 years of experience in product management, innovation programs, and executive coaching. He is dedicated to building great teams and cultures for organizations with purpose and has a track record of success in driving growth, improving user engagement, and increasing revenue.
Teague has deep startup experience as an early employee, founder, and advisor, and has been teaching product management to founders, corporations, and nonprofits for over a decade. He is currently focused on making good things happen in the world by recognizing and rewarding people for taking the high road as a product leader at HiRoad.
Prior to HiRoad, Teague was the leader of a team of product managers at Capital One who worked to provide fast, easy, and secure access to customer-friendly banking products to every American.
Teague has guest lectured at several universities, including Oxford, Georgetown, Wesleyan University, GWU, and Howard, and has spoken on product management at dozens of technology conferences. He is a former host of the StartupJab podcast, mentor at several startup accelerators, and has set up innovation programs for organizations such as AOL, Deloitte, and the White House.
Teague has been recognized for his entrepreneurial work in the community with the Maryland Governor’s Citation, the Gram Award, and the Sorenson Award. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA in Computer Science from Wesleyan University.