Who is Sergio Rodriguez Lopez?

Hello there,

I am Sergio Rodriguez Lopez (he/him), a Head of Product in Fintech based in Paris, France. I have more than 15 years of experience in e-commerce and Payments. I am a Software Engineer who discovered product management by accident when looking for a balance between Technical feasibility, Customer Desirability, and Business viability. I have been a Product Owner, Product Manager, Sr Product Manager, Lead Product Manager, and now, Head of Product.

I have mentored and coached Product Managers and entrepreneurs at Article 1, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and Plato. Since January 2022, I dedicated my mentoring time to my colleagues at ManoMano. However, I still have some availability on The Mentoring Club.

In my current role, I lead the teams building the Payments, Finance and Compliance Platforms in one of the top scale-ups in France: ManoMano. A Marketplace for Home Improvement, Gardening, and DIY available in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK. In 2020, we made more than €1.2 billion in GMV (~$1.4B USD). Recently, I have also started to lead the Product Operations Team to continue growing and scaling our amazing Product Team.

Before joining ManoMano, I worked for PayPal for eight years in different roles on the Product Team. Launching products globally to millions of customers with a distributed team was a fantastic opportunity. When I moved to Paris, I had a back-end feature team in Bangalore, India, and a front-end feature team in San Jose, California.

Before PayPal, I worked for Citibank for five years in their acquiring and e-commerce business. I led the committee at the Central Bank that implemented 3-D Secure in Mexico.

I believe in gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. I have had the privilege of hiring mostly women for their first Product Manager roles and coaching them to the best of my abilities.

I love living in Paris so much that I have become a promoter of the French Dream. I have launched a podcast called Le French Dream, where I interview people working in French Tech to learn about their experiences and inspire others to relocate to France.

I love to keep learning. I've recently completed "Practical OKRs" training with Christina Wodtke and I'm thrilled to be part of Melissa Perri's CPO Accelerator. Previously, I completed Mastering Design Thinking from MIT online. My team was one of the top 3 final projects of my cohort.

I am the proud owner of a Shih Tzu named Nutella.

Last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn