Head of product design.

Also product manager.

I drink whisky too.

What I do.

Product strategy and leadership.

I integrate user feedback, business OKRs, and innovative ideas to deliver products that users love, and stakeholders love too.

And also look cool.

My latest project boosted conversion by 36%

The project before that boosted conversion by 42%

How I solve problems.

I’m currently running a Product team of 5 and a Product Design team of 3 out of Venice California.

Here’s a look at my approach.

Deeply understand the problem

By analyzing user behavior through Amplitude, FullStory, and Tableau, and empathizing with users through in-person interviews, I identify major pain points in core user flows.

Prototype, validate, and A/B test

Next I lead our Design team to prototype solutions and validate them with additional user interviews and feedback. We then run A/B experiments using Optimizely.

Build and measure impact

Then I lead the Product team to build and ship fast, usually within 1-2 weeks. We add heavy instrumentation and quickly follow with optimizations based on early data.

A case study. Refactored booking flow.

Deeply understanding the problem

On Cameo, users can “book” a celebrity to create a shoutout video for them.

What users are doing

By digging into the booking conversion funnel, I identified 12 key funnel leaks that were keeping overall CVR low. We added additional instrumentation to understand the patterns of user behavior.

Why they’re doing it

Next we gathered 68 insights from customers to understand what they feel at each section of the booking flow. For example, when first starting to fill out the booking form, users were unsure if they should introduce themselves or “fan out” at their favorite celebrities. Did celebrities hate that? Did they love it? The user experienced some social anxiety here similar to meeting their favorite celebrity on the street.

Brainstorming solutions

Next I lead a generative phase of brainstorming with both the devs and the designers. We generated over 80 ideas.

Prototyping and testing

We prototyped 22 versions and 8 user testing versions of the new booking flow that solved the pain points and established a modular framework for future features and modifications.

We then conducted 9 user interviews to validate and refine the UX flows and UI interactions.

Building and measuring impact

Finally we build and we build fast. This project took 2 weeks to complete on the dev side.

After we ship we A/B test the impact to various metrics, in this case CVR. I’m happy to report this project boosted conversion by 36%.

B2B
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Greenfly was heavy B2B and I really enjoyed it. We had partnerships with all major entertainment studios and sports entities.
Consumer
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Cameo is a two-sided marketplace. I launched features on both sides.
SaaS
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Greenfly is a SaaS company and I helped establish the feature sets and tiers needed for a successful service model.
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Features launched
1016
User insights gathered
4025
Engagement increase
5
Years xp

Hard skills

  • Interpreting analytics and user feedback into actionable steps
  • Optimizing CVR and purchase frequency
  • Optimizing stickiness, engagement, and retention
  • A/B testing
  • Multi-variant experimentation
  • Product strategy based on OKRs, data, and other inputs

Soft skills

  • Driving stakeholder alignment
  • Clarity of communication
  • Evangelizing decisions
  • Collaborative brainstorming
  • Inspiring teams to produce their best work and not give up
  • Keeping work fun
  • Not freaking out in the face of intense opposition

My design work.

UX research, user research, user flows, UI.

I'm currently running the design team at Cameo. We made the app go from this to this.

I also ran the Product Design team at Greenfly.

In total 5 years experience building, growing, and optimizing mobile and web applications for companies like Cameo, Netflix, Nike, Universal Studios, Viacom, MLB, NBA, Overwatch League, and WME.

Unfortunately I can’t show the Greenly designs.