I help businesses solve complex business problems and drive innovation.


Current Role


Strategist at IBM Security


Skills & Education

Consulting, Strategy, Innovation, User Experience (UX), Mobile, Team Leadership, User Interface (UI), Customer Experience (CX), Information Architecture, Usability, Visual Design, Enterprise Software, Sales

Adobe Creative Cloud, iBooks AuthorOmniGraffle, Axure, Keynote and iWork, Microsoft Office, HTML, CSS, iOS, Android

Bachelor of Arts in Communication (New Media), Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN


Agricultural, Banking and Financial Services, Business Services, Software, Food Service, Higher-Education, Construction, Retail, Travel, Entertainment and Logistics


Previous Roles


Design Lead at IBM

July 2016 - July 2017

  • Led multi-disciplinary teams using IBM's Design Thinking process to design enterprise solutions for the security domain focused on delightful outcomes.

    • Led workshops to align teams and find solutions to difficult UX problems.

    • Led the delivery of visionary concepts to stakeholders and executives

    • Led customer research, internal playbacks and design sprints.


Experience Strategy Lead at Salesforce

June 2015 – July 2016

  • Consulted with clients to deliver transformational solutions for their business and customers

  • Designed experience strategies for integrated products and services

  • Led workshops and led high-level strategic visioning with clients

Creative Strategist Lead  at Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly ExactTarget)

March 2014 – June 2015

  • Led teams of solutions engineers, designers, developers and business consultants, design, and develop creative, innovative & strategically sound presentations for challenging C-level clients, focused on customer experience

  • Created customer journeys and assets for top sales accounts

Manager, Global Solutions Design at ExactTarget

March 2014 – March 2015

  • Introduced and drove development of interactive experiences that helped close over $12 million in business in first year of use with strategic accounts

  • Hired, trained and managed global team of designers, developers and strategists focused on solution selling for enterprise customers

  • Directed team in creation of repeatable, scalable sales materials


Orange Award for Innovation, August 2014 | Global Solution Consulting


Experience Lead at Cynergy Systems, Inc

April 2011 – March 2014

  • Consulted with and quickly understood client's business goals

  • Conceptualized solutions and build wireframes and/or prototypes

  • Designed and delivered user interface (look and feel, interaction)

  • Contributed to sales team success through research, concepts and on-site visits


Eight design patents for work with BOSCH 


Senior Web Designer at TechSmith Corp.

July 2007 – May 2011

  • Translated corporate positioning and web marketing strategy into web design requirements

  • Conceptualized and coordinated the execution of web branding projects and web design prototypes

  • Assisted the web, marketing and UX teams with linking product, company, and online branding

  • Contributed to the timely delivery of a quality web presence


Associate Director of Electronic Communications at Valparaiso University

June 2005 – July 2007 

  • Developed and directed web and email strategies focused on fundraising and engagement

  • Researched trends, competitors, and new technologies and presented recommendations

  • Produced websites, presentations, videos, print pieces

Assistant Coordinator of Web Communications at Valparaiso University

September 2000 – June 2005

  • Designed and built websites, page templates and web graphics

  • Tracked and reported on competitors, market trends, and technologies

  • Managed student assistantʼs training, schedules, and projects

Adjunct Instructor at Valparaiso University

January 2003 – May 2005

  • Taught practical (software) and theoretical (page layout, color theory, etc.) skills

  • Insisted upon academic excellence and creative exploration

  • Created course assignments, projects, quizzes, tests, and class websites


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