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Michael Kubba

Chief Operating Officer at Fellow

Michael Kubba is an accomplished COO, Product Development & Engineering leader with 15+ years of experience, known for building and guiding teams to successfully integrate transformational technologies across diverse industries, including robotics and consumer electronics. Known for his exceptional leadership, Michael has a proven track record of not only building and leading successful teams but also acting as a trusted coach and mentor. He excels in developing and implementing robust processes that optimize efficiency and drive sustainable growth.

Michael currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at Fellow, an expanding company specializing in premium coffee gear that harmoniously combines sophisticated design with precise functionality. In his role, he oversees a large team responsible for engineering and operations functions, including supply chain management, quality control, and customer operations. With a product portfolio of over 700 SKUs distributed across 70 countries and produced in 12 factories, Michael has strategically guided the development strategies, roadmapping, and organizational buildouts to revolutionize the way Fellow builds and launches products.

Prior to his tenure at Fellow, Michael served as the COO of Shaper Tools, where he joined as the ninth employee and played a pivotal role in scaling the company to over 90 employees spanning three continents. Under his leadership, Shaper Tools achieved a successful acquisition by Tooltechnic Systems GmbH. Furthermore, Michael has held notable positions at prominent organizations, including Google, where he managed a team focused on designing Google Glass and collaborated closely with Tony Fadell within a newly formed wearables group. Additionally, he has held distinguished engineering roles at Tesla, Apple, and Rockwell Collins, further enriching his professional experience.

In addition to his corporate endeavors, Michael serves as the Board Chair for CIC ministries, a Santa Clara-based non-profit organization. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, cementing his strong educational foundation.

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