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Philip Rathle


San Francisco, CA

Member Since October 2023


Artificial Intelligence
Product Strategy


Product & technology executive. Loves building things, getting others to feel passionate about those things, and motivating colleagues to work towards a shared vision. 25+ years in enterprise data. Head of Product @ Neo4j between 2012 and 2023. Oversaw the product transformation from an on-prem DB (sub $1M ARR) to a cloud-based portfolio with four product lines @ $100M++ ARR, leading a global team of 25+ PMs. Helped to create the graph database category. Prior PM roles include heading PM for Embarcadero's portfolio of ~10 DB tools, and launching the company’s first subscription product which became Embarcadero’s fastest-growing new product ever. Philip was an early pioneer in customer data integration, serving as co-founder and CTO of Customer Evolutions, one of the first software companies working to tackle master data management. As a consultant earlier in his career, Philip spent nearly 10 years solving large-scale information processing problems in the field with some of the world's best & brightest at Tanning Technology and Accenture, with a focus on database, database architecture, and data modeling. Passionate about building trust, great people, and great products; and helping the world realize the many new possibilities enabled by data, software, and relationships in data.

Published content

Making a change to your product or service? 12 steps to take first

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Consider these best practices before your loyal audience is thrown off by the company's latest innovations. If you're thinking about upgrading your legacy product or service that loyal customers have come to recognize and respect, it's okay to make some necessary tweaks to keep up with the times, but it's also more crucial to engage your audience in the conversation about potential changes. This will help you better understand their views from a user's perspective.  To help company leaders maintain their credibility while staying relevant in the marketplace, 12 Fast Company Executive Board members discuss other steps business professionals can take to develop an innovative mindset when it comes to revamping a traditional item or creating a new one altogether.

20 tips to gain trust and credibility in the workplace

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Apply these best practices to add your voice to the conversation and take your seat at the table. Whether you're launching your career in your industry of choice for the very first time or you're a new hire fulfilling your latest role, it may take some time to prove your worth on the job and gain the trust of your leaders, direct co-workers, and other cross-departmental teams. In theory, employers must ensure that leadership, from the top down, is creating a psychologically safe environment for their employees to feel heard and share ideas or concerns. But if the organization that you signed up for is not being proactive about putting policies in place to improve its company culture, experts from Fast Company Executive Board offer 20 best practices to assist aspiring leaders who want to enhance their chances of having a seat at the table in their workplace.

Company details


Company bio

Neo4j, the Graph Database & Analytics leader, helps organizations find hidden relationships and patterns across billions of data connections deeply, easily, and quickly. Customers leverage the structure of their connected data to reveal new ways of solving their most pressing business problems, with Neo4j’s full graph stack and a vibrant community of developers, data scientists and architects across hundreds of Fortune 500 companies.



Area of focus

Graph Database
Native Graph Technology
NoSQL Database

Company size

501 - 1,000