Analytics, Brand Strategy, Business Planning/Strategy, Mentorship, Product Design/Product Management, Project Management, UI/UX
Strategic business leader who inspires organizations to create successful products, based on a deep understanding of their customers’ needs and motivations. Extensive hands-on expertise in customer insights, interaction design and product management, and a strong focus on the digital space.
Helping clients with understanding their customers, translating insights into product strategies, and successful product innovation.
Working with startups on customer- and market-driven business and product planning.
Helping clients in large organizations with strategic planning, customer insights, product design and success measurement, and with socializing findings, recommendations and results throughout the organization—as appropriate for stakeholders in widely different roles from C-suite to implementation teams: including workshops, presentations, personas and scenarios.
Background includes startups, non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies in technology, media, marketing, finance, consumer goods, arts and education. Lead major initiatives for employers and clients including Microsoft, The Economist, Gawker Media, Dow Jones, Adrenaline-Havas, Draftfcb, Publicis, General Mills, PwC, J.P. Morgan, Consumer Reports, University of the People, and several early stage startups.
Serving as advisor to early stage startups including The Trusted Table (Oxen Inc.), and on Oxfam America’s Leadership Council. In the past served on the founding board of L'Oiseau Bleu theatre company, led the Media and Entertainment Group of executive network The Councils, and was a co-founder and leader of Webgrrls Germany, a network for women in new media.