Resume

Experienced design leader helping technical creative teams to build innovative products; with a track record of shipping across agency, start-up and enterprise environments.

Work History

Product Design Manager at Meta • 2017-present, #arvr #adtech
Oversee distributed VR identity team, designing authentication, account, profile, multi-user, parental control, and work experiences. Previously helped to build Oculus for Business initiative, and before that led creative automation design for dynamic ads.

Co-Founder / CTO at Congo • 3.5 years, #martech
Designed and led engineering efforts of global team to build a mobile, web and backend SaaS platform that automated video post-production of user generated content for consumer brands like Hulu, PepsiCo, Lyft and more.

VP of Innovation at Venture • 2.5 years, #techforgood
Led ~64 initiatives building custom technologies, including web, mobile, VR, chatbot, IoT, interactive signage and more, alongside hundreds of technologists from Bay Area firms like Google, Apple, etc. contributing efforts towards social causes.

Creative Director at Metova • 1.5 years, #designops
Quadrupled revenue/headcount from $3.4M to $12.1M/yr by implementing Design Thinking approach for application development for organizations like Siri, Yelp, Dropbox, eHarmony, Sirius XM, WebMD, and Barnes & Noble. 

Director of Digital Business at Naxos • 2+ years, #musictech
Institutionalized development efforts of 24 global product owners spanning 46 projects from the world’s largest classical music label, spearheading efforts like YouTube and Spotify streaming content ingestion, and custom iOS/Android app engines.

VP of Digital Operations at Affero • 3+ years, #fintech
Led technology production and UX powering unique social micro-donation marketplace (like a mutual fund but for giving) that provided capital resources for NGO's across 12 countries aligning with the UN Millennium Development Goals.

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Education

Business, Music & Communications
University of Missouri • 2002

Recording Engineering
Full Sail • 2003

Patents

Automated video bumper system
#10,622,022, #10,991,398, (3rd pending)

VR authentication and enterprise utilities
(two pending)

Specialties

Product vision/strategy, systems thinking, design workshops, rapid prototyping, Lean product development, agile, kanban, scrum

Strengths: Player/coach entrepreneurial approach, process for early stage prototyping / testing, establishing systems for scale, supporting colleagues through mentorship and collaboration

Values: Prioritize trust over fear, encourages a sense of play/curiosity, deep empathy for solving problems and creating opportunities, iterative creation; testing every conjecture

Interests: Personally close to the problem, helping creators to create (team + customers), empowering humans for better connection, automation of non-foundational tasks