From The Root: Named among the 100 “Coolest People in Tech” by Business Insider in 2014, Erin Teague has steadily been impacting the digital space. Teague has made a name for herself at several tech companies, including the mobile-only social network Path—which she helped grow to 1 million new users a week last spring. Teague was also with Twitter and question/answer site Quora. Today, Teague is with Yahoo as its director of product management. Teague, a STEM major, graduated from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, then later, finished with another degree from Harvard Business School.
In this chat with Snapchat QA Engineer Justin Washington, we discuss his journey to the ultra-popular and high-growth startup Snapchat, how he became a believer in the product, and working with Steve Jobs.
We also talk about growing up in the midwest (he’s from Detroit), ambitions in the music business, and both of our impeccable tastes in music.