Megan Hughes

Megan Hughes

Director of Product Management, Betterment
$160/Session | 3 Reviews
  • Interviewing
  • Leadership + Management
  • Career Transitions
  • Career Exploration
  • Industry Insight

About Me

Megan Hughes is a Director of Product Management at Betterment, an automated investing service, helping people to better manage, protect, and grow their wealth through leading technology. In her role, Megan leads a team of Product Managers and oversees the end-to-end customer experience for the Betterment product from signup throughout the app experience. Megan takes a data driven, customer first approach to Product Management. She specializes in teaching and coaching others on Product Management, the Product Management career path and has interviewed hundreds of candidates for Product roles. She also coaches her peers on how to move from an individual contributor role into a management role at an organization. Megan occasionally teaches an Introduction to Product Management course at General Assembly. Megan previously worked as the Director of Product for Mobile at Orbitz Worldwide, a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel options. In this role she was responsible for hiring and mentoring a team of Product Managers, creating the product strategy, prioritizing product roadmaps and delivering best-in-class solutions for the native iOS and Android mobile apps, the post booking and in-trip experience, messaging and notifications and the tours and activities products. Over the course of her 8 years spent at Orbitz she held positions as a Product Analyst and Product Manager focused on marketing technology and on the front-end consumer experience across hotel, air, car, cruise and insurance products. Before joining Orbitz, Megan started her career as an implementation consultant at Cardinal Point Solutions, specializing in ERP software implementations. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is currently an alumni member of the Booth Admissions committee.

There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. - Aristotle

Get to Know Me

Current Position
Director of Product Management, Betterment
Previous Positions
Director of Product, Orbitz Worldwide March 2013 - January 2016
Manager, Product Management, Orbitz Worldwide March 2011 - March 2013
Product Manager, Orbitz Wordwide July 2009 - March 2011
Product Analyst, Orbitz Worldwide September 2007 - July 2009
Analyst, Cardinal Point Solutions June 2006 - September 2007
Masters of Business Administration - Finance and Entrepreneurship - University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Bachelor of Arts - Economics and Psychology - University of Michigan


"Megan is awesome! I received answers and resources to all of the items I mentioned when signing up. She was incredibly engaged and offered various strategies I can take for success in the rebranding of my business. I am so grateful that I booked a session with her before implementing any changes. I feel significantly more prepared and am looking forward to conducting more research and more communication with my target audience to ensure success and longevity. Again, so appreciative for my session. I look forward to booking another session with Megan later on in the year. Absolutely fantastic! "
- Ebony J. , 25 Mar. 19, 2017
"loved her, booking another appt with her today"
- tamanna M. , 39 Aug. 18, 2016
"Megan was very professional and knowledgeable. She offered great insight about product management and opportunities to advance my skill set. At the end of the session she promptly provided me additional resources to study in preparation for another session."
- Anonymous, 38 Jun. 15, 2016