Vice President Product Management & Strategy
As vice president of product management and strategy, Steve Chalgren is responsible for setting product strategy, charting the product roadmap and leading the Arena product team.
Steve combines deep domain expertise with a proven record of delivering products that solve manufacturers’ real problems. Prior to Arena, Steve was a product strategy director at Oracle, where he led a team to extend Oracle’s product lifecycle management (PLM) footprint by defining and delivering the company’s first innovation-focused PLM product. Previously, as director of products for the small and medium enterprise (SME) division at Agile Software, Steve oversaw the Agile Advantage product line, which included both client/server and on-demand versions of the product. He led the division’s multi-site offshore development and product management teams to extend the product’s usability, functionality and international reach. Directing the SME global customer care team at the same time, Steve also made sure that customers had a significant voice in product updates, maintaining high customer satisfaction during a period of strong growth for the company.
Before working in enterprise software, Steve spent a nearly a decade in manufacturing supply chain operations, mainly for fast-growing technology start-ups. In these roles he gained an appreciation for the complexity of design-to-manufacturing processes and first-hand experience with the challenges faced by the people who participate in them.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.