Nikkel Blaase

Product lead & discovery coach with 10+ years of experience with a deep passion for lean product development & innovation.
Nikkel Blaase
Nikkel Blaase

Nikkel is a product lead & discovery coach with 10+ years of experience, a deep passion for lean product development & innovation, and a strong background in user experience design. He helps corporates to find, build, and establish new digital business models around their core business capabilities. He is specialized in outcome-driven product management, product discovery, and user experience. In that regard, he strongly believes in a holistic product development approach, where teams are empowered to deliver delightful end-to-end product experiences tailored around customer needs, that drive the right business outcomes. After six years at XING SE, where Nikkel most recently was responsible for crafting the new B2C product vision, he led the product and growth team in the B2B business unit at OYO vacation homes, until he finally joined Orbit. As a discovery coach, he worked for clients like SAP, Goethe Business School or Gigaset. As a public speaker and workshop facilitator, he was, among others, active at PM Festival Zurich, Product School San Francisco, and Mind the Product Engage Hamburg.

  • Leading the product manager team at Orbit
  • Creation of the overarching strategic direction of Union Investment’s newly established tenant platform Run this place, in close collaboration with C-Level Management
  • Leading the Run this place product discovery that resulted in two additional platform use cases which influenced the strategic roadmap essentially
  • Led product in the B2B business unit at OYO vacation homes. Established the growth team, restructured the business unit, and defined quarterly objectives
  • Creation of the long-term XING B2C product vision, in close collaboration with CPO and key stakeholders
  • Product discovery lead for major XING product launches
  • Worked with various teams across 5 locations and shipped constantly to 14M XING users