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I’m a design & product leader capable of driving high-value innovation from research & design all the way to product execution, validation, market fit & delivery. Having worked in lean startups, agencies, as well as large enterprises, I’ve helped transform businesses and experiences with innovation and design for over 17 years.

My passion is in building empathy to uncover deep insights from end-users, understanding markets and bringing human centered innovation via solutions that leverage next-gen AI, NLP, Machine Learning, Data Science & Deep Learning.

I'm currently Senior Director at OktaX, Okta's venture studio in San Jose

If you have a story to tell or would like to hear some of mine, you can do so via LinkedIn, Twitter or Email

 

Senior Director at Okta X

Apr 2022 - Now

OktaX is a venture studio for world-class builders with a vision

Head of Design & Product at Hypersonix

Nov 2019 - Mar 2022

I headed all aspects of design and product from Seed to Series B

Advisor, Design & Product at Verbz.ai

2020

Shaping the future of voice-first productivity experiences

2020 - Now

Helping designers shape their careers

Director, Design & Innovation at SAP AppHaus

2013 - 2019

Studio lead at SAP's award-winning global design studio that brought human centered innovation to SAP customers

3 Design Patents in Interaction & Data Visualization

2017 - 2019

Analytical & 3 Dimensional experiences in the industrial manufacturing sector

Mentored students from Stanford, SFSU & Northwestern

2017 - 2019

Guest lectures, coached workshops, judged competitions and mentored students on design

Designed for The White House

2017, 2019

A future where SAP enabled data transparency between the Federal Govt. & the citizens of the US. 

Won the Red Dot Design Award & IDEA Award

2016

Reimagined the citizen experience for a State Government in the United States

Co-founder, Product Lead @ CLYP

2013

ClypTechnologies was acquired by Fishbowl, later acquired by STG

Developed, inspired & lead a team at SourceN Inc.

2006 - 2012

A multidisciplinary team of 35, that incubated several startups & large enterprises

Design for DisneyWE, Disney's employee portal

2012

DisneyWE (workforce engagement) brings together their ~200,000 employees

Lead the design and product for Seed&Spark

2012

A crowdfunding & subscription streaming service for independent filmmakers. 

Lead the design and product for LifeScape

2012

A Story Telling Platform that makes it easy to create, share and enjoy precious memories.

Lead the design and product for TaxiForSure

2011

Acquired by OLA for $200 million

Creator of Dezinerfolio, a design blog & community

2008 - 2011

~1.5 million design artifact downloads, ~150,000 monthly visitors. Discontinued

Lead the design implementation for Apple Developer Community

2010

Serving their ~20 million developers

Other Customers: NHL, Google, Amazon, Nestle, KFC, Samsung, Dell, Apple, MTV, Walmart, Valero, Exxon, Airbus, Bombardier, AMG, Daimler, Thermo Fisher, HP, NetApp, PG&E, Box & Evernote

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