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 the Senior Director of Design at Okta in San Jose
Mentored students from Stanford, SFSU & Northwestern
2017 - 2019
Guest lectures, coached workshops, judged competitions and mentored students on design
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
DisneyWE (workforce engagement) brings together their ~200,000 employees
Creator of Dezinerfolio, a design blog & community
2008 - 2011
~1.5 million design artifact downloads, ~150,000 monthly visitors. Discontinued
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