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 Capital One, I’m working on changing banking for good and shaping how we teach product management.
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 has spent most of his career leading cross-functional teams to develop new products and deliver them to market. He 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 currently leads a team of product managers at Capital One who are working to provide fast, easy, and secure access to customer-friendly banking products to every American.
Teague is a former host of the StartupJab podcast, a mentor at several startup accelerators, and a frequent speaker on product management at dozens of universities and technology conferences.
He has been awarded the Maryland Governor’s Citation, the Gram Award, and the Sorenson Award for his entrepreneurial work in the community. Teague holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA in Computer Science from Wesleyan University.