Vice President. Head of Studio, Samsung Design America. Head of Samsung Mobile UXCA
Mar 2014 - Present
As Vice President, Head of Studio for Samsung Design America and Head of Samsung Mobile UXCA, I oversee Strategy, Design, User Experience, Industrial Design, and Engineering operations across Samsung's Mobile and North American Design offices. Responsible for shipping new category creating products globally, bringing hardware, software and services together in new ways to revolutionize the way we interact with technology and the world around us. Our charter is simple, invent the future.
Head of Design Studio, Samsung Design America
Sep 2012 - Mar 2014
Joined Samsung in 2012. As head of the design studio for Samsung Design America, I'm responsible for leading the overall studio strategy for mobile, personal computing, living room, digital appliance, and emerging product categories at Samsung. We combine and integrate strategy, user experience, design, prototyping, and engineering to define what is next. Our charter is to create new product categories and push boundaries. To act as first movers. To turn science fiction into science fact.
Head of Design, Special Projects at Google
May 2009 - Aug 2012
I had a strong focus on special projects at Google and later served as the Head of Design for confidential platform efforts. During this time at Google I was a user experience leader across various Google, YouTube, Video, and TV projects. I was awarded the OC Award by top executives and the exclusive Founder's Award by Larry and Sergey for my outstanding contributions to innovation at Google.
Staff User Experience Manager, Google
May 2007 - Aug 2012
Design thought leader at Google for 6 years. As a Staff User Experience Manager, I joined Google in 2007 and managed the design teams responsible for launching the end-to-end experiences for Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Reader, and Enterprise Apps - bringing delightful experiences to hundreds of millions of users.
Director, Design and User Experience, DivX
Mar 2003 - Mar 2007
Directed and led design strategy for brand identity, interactive design, and user experience for DivX, Inc. and it's fortune 100 partner initiatives. As one of the early start-up members, I helped establish the global design strategy for the company - helping to lead DivX to its IPO in 2006.
Principal, User Experience, GE Healthcare
Jan 2001 - Mar 2003
I served as a design leader at GE Healthcare where I was the design and user experience principal for the business. During my tenure at GE, I planned, directed, and established all user interface, user exprience, and usbability initiatives for GE Medical Systems. During the "Imagination at Work" re-brand, my contributions were instrumental in establishing the new brand identity in print, web, and software for the medical systems division.
In consultancy, I've worked in many environments. My extensive book of work includes designs for Sony Electronics, America Online, Netscrape, and a number of technology start-ups. I led many design efforts in web, software, and advertising and was responsible for managing the design and user experience on each project.
GigaOM Mobile Conference, Keynote Speaker and Interview
The changing role of design in a new era of device connectivity.
Engadget Expand Conference, Keynote Speaker, Panelist.
A discussion with industry leaders about the growing sophistication of product design.
CES 2014, Executive Panelist. CES 2013, Samsung Press Keynote
Samsung Keynote Speaker for Press Event
Covered in Forbes, Re/code, GigaOM, PCWorld, CNET, The Verge
Global spokesperson for design at Samsung
Google Founder's Award
Recognized and awarded the rare Google Founder's award by Larry Page and Sergey Brin for outstanding contribution to Google by top executive leadership.
Google OC Award
Recognized and awarded the Google OC award for outstanding contributions and innovations at Google.
IPTV World Forum
Thought leader and keynote speaker on topics of user experience, design, the connected home, IPTV, and interactive television.
Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
Executive Leadership, Business
The Art Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Interactive Media, Visual Design.
Google Leadership Program