Gusto is looking for an experienced product leader to set and drive the product direction for Gusto’s accountant segment which works with over 14,000 accountants (and growing) to enable them to provide HR and payroll services to their clients. Working cross functionally with engineering, design and data leaders, this product leader will directly empower the PM team within the segment as well as have dotted-line responsibility for the customer experience orgs that support our products.

We have ambitious plans to scale to millions of businesses while expanding the value that we bring to them, and we’re seeking a visionary product leader to drive initiatives that span multiple time horizons to get us there. You will also partner with our Head of Product to evolve our strategy & product management as a team for Gusto as a whole.

Open to any Gusto Homebase, including remote. While the business unit is not centralized, its center of gravity is Denver. 

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Responsible for setting and driving the product direction for Gusto’s accountants business unit working with engineering, design and data leaders
  • Partner with the business unit leader to set direction: this includes developing multi-year business plans and working across functional areas (which includes marketing, sales, and customer support) to deliver results
  • Work with Gusto’s founders and company leaders in setting the direction of Gusto
  • Lead the accountants business unit product team: recruit, hire, and empower a team of PMs & managers of PMs
  • Develop the accountants business unit product roadmap for a cross-functional team of PMs, engineers, data scientists, designers, and operators
  • Identify emerging technologies and industry trends, build business cases, and define product vision and strategy
  • Work with corporate development on potential partnerships and/or acquisitions
  • Articulate and design customer experiences that make our users (including internal customers) smile
  • Understand customer pain points, come up with solutions, and then prototype, iterate, and launch frequently
  • Be an owner of products and businesses, end to end

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • 10+ years of hands-on product management experience, with 5+ years managing growing product teams and 2+ years managing managers
  • Bring grit, a willingness to roll up your sleeves, and be hands-on help to your team
  • Have a proven track record of building products customers love in rapidly scaling companies
  • Pay great attention to detail. Pixel perfect isn’t an ideal, it is a requirement
  • Be entrepreneurial, driven, passionate about our mission, and have deep empathy for our customers
  • Bonus points if you have SaaS experience serving SMBs or experience in CX or operations

About Gusto

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 200,000 businesses nationwide.

Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That’s why we’re committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy.

If you are a builder of great products who is interested in being a part of setting the direction and having major business impact of a fast growing business at a high-growth company, we would love to hear from you!

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $200,000- $235,000 in Denver & most remote locations, and $230,000- $275,000 yr for San Francisco & New York. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto. 

Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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