Vickie Peng is a Director of Product Management at Polyvore (acquired by Yahoo). Vickie leads the team of engineers that build tools to help retailers achieve their advertising goals on Polyvore. Unlike most PMs in Silicon Valley, she didn’t get her start at a college majoring in computer science, or an entry-level startup gig. Vickie was an investment banker at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, with a dream of working on a product she loved and used herself. To get where she wanted to be, she forged a strategic path that took her from mergers and financial strategy, to a hybrid strategy/product role that incorporates all of her interests - advertising, product and fashion.