Primary Recent Experience: 2011 - Present

Northwestern Mutual

Vice President and Head of Design 2021 - Present

I lead the strategic vision and management of the 120+ person Design organization, inclusive of Product Design, Design Strategy, Research, Content Strategy, and Design Program Management.

Meta Platforms

Product Design Leader 2020 - 2021

Led Recruiting Products design functions, supporting candidates, recruiters, interviewers, and hiring managers.


Principal, Design Transformation 2018 - 2019

I worked directly with InVision clients to level up their design practice and help their larger business understands the value of design, often through a variety of methods including customized, inclusive presentations and workshops for audiences across the organization.

Nasdaq, Inc.

Global Head of Design and User Experience 2011 - 2018

  • General manager of a $4MM product design & user experience team that serves 5 business units across the global stock exchange and fintech leader
  • Instituted all product design processes, including customer research, lean UX & agile principles, designers prototyping in HTML, CSS, and JS, iterative customer feedback via usability testing and beta programs, and analytics to guide future development
Managing Designers
  • Directly manage, coach, and mentor design leadership team, including Director of User Experience, Creative Director, Director of Design Research & Customer Insights, & Director of Mobile Design
  • Scaled a team from 1 to 30 in 4 years through direct recruiting efforts, saving over 200k annually in recruiter & placement fees and improving overall hiring quality
Leading Digital Transformation via Design
  • Regularly present strategic design initiatives to executive management and officers, including CEO, CFO, and Board of Directors
  • Executive producer of Nasdaq Pro/Design Conference (NYC 2015) and 2 Pro/Design Masterclasses (SF 2016) to showcase compelling speakers exploring how design and research are critical to business strategy
  • Created a cross-business customer advisory board of clients and users to help sales, service, commercial teams, and design better understand our users & buyers
Leading Innovation
  • Designers on my team are cited as inventor in 32 patents (16 pending) as of 2017
  • Launched Nasdaq Mosaiq, a design research asset management system now available as a free download for agencies, start-ups, and enterprises
  • Led multiple cross-team innovation workshops & sprint teams to explore latent, unmet customer needs and evaluate new business opportunities across silos
Awards and Recognition

Rutgers Business School

Adjunct Faculty: Customer Centric Management Mini-MBA 2013 - 2018

Rosenfeld Media

Author: Lift-Off! Practical Design Leadership to Elevate Your Team, Your Organization, and YouPublished July 2020