Summary

Seasoned design professional and creative leader.

Ability to examine problems from different perspectives, rethink solutions from the ground up and have a healthy disregard for the impossible.

Ability to filter the ambient noise generated in today’s business environment to distill the complex into clear, succinct and actionable thoughts and frameworks.

Strong skills in oral, written, and visual communications to help build consensus and effectively communicate insights and ideas which inform creative problem solving.

Multi-disciplinary team leadership that transforms those ideas into compelling, innovative products, services and brand experiences.

 
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Industries

Consumer products & services
Financial services
Healthcare & pharmaceutical
Media & entertainment
Nonprofit & philanthropy
Professional services
Retail & e-commerce
Technology & communications

Skills

Strategic Planning
Design Research & Strategy
Marketing & Brand Strategy
Information Architecture
Interaction Design
Service Design
Prototyping
Product Management
Public Speaking & Thought Leadership
Workshop Facilitation
Multi-disciplinary Team Leadership

Education

Occidental College
Public Policy, Environmental Science, Economics

University of California, Berkeley
Walter A. Haas School of Business

School for Continuing & Professional Education
- Project Management Certification
- Web Design and Development

Experience

McKinsey & Company
Director of Digital Innovation
2014 -- present

frog
Executive Creative Director
2012 -- Nov. 2013

R/GA
VP, Group Director, Product Innovation 
2010 -- 2012

ECD, Director of Experience Strategy
2008 -- 2011

Creative Director
2006 -- 2008

Interaction Design Director
2003 -- 2006

The James Irvine Foundation
Manager, Online Initiatives
2000 -- 2002

Special Assistant to the Executive Office
1998 -- 2000

Strategies Unlimited
Analyst
1997

Heller Ehrman, LLP
Research Analyst
1996


Teaching & Speaking

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design
Fast Company, Innovation By Design
Forrester Customer Experience Council
Goldman Sachs SPARK speaker series
McKinsey & Company, "Values Day"
McKinsey & Company, "Product University"
Nike Global Sales Annual Summit
Nike Global Commerce Annual Summit
SxSW
World Usability Day