David Chouinard

david@davidchouinard.com   ·   San Francisco, CA
2017 – today
Product Manager — Lyft
Product manager for Shared Rides. Getting Lyft to 50%+ shared rides before 2020 by building delightful experiences for riders and drivers.
2016 – 2017
Product Manager — Facebook
I owned on a hardware video product targeting users in international markets with high data costs (heavy regulatory implications and high technical complexity).
2014 – 2015
Imagineer, Research (Product management) — Walt Disney Imagineering
I drove productization of research projects, with a heavy emphasis on cross-org communication and coordinating complex on-the-ground deployments at Walt Disney World.
2011 – 2013
Product Lead — FlightAware
FlightAware helps travellers track their flights. Drove experimental projects that ultimately led to some of the foundations of the company (Alerts, Misery Map) and led the product in the transition from a utility to a travel destination.
Master’s, Software EngineeringHarvard University
Bachelor’s, Computer Science — Concordia University (Canada)
Other work includes:
  • Various consulting projects with startups, including a 6-month engagement with Hipmunk rebuilding the hotel search product from the ground up.
  • Helped teach Harvard's courses on data visualization and data science (200+ students) for three years, with stellar teaching evaluations.
  • Founded TEDxMontreal and grew the team to 40+ over 3 years.
  • Developer-in-residence at Techstars, advising young portfolio companies on foundational technical and product decisions.