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I’m Brian, a product manager, designer, and leader specializing in interactive products for the Web. I was trained as a computer engineer at RPI and quickly recognized the power of design in shaping technology into amazing products that empower and delight people.

I’m currently a Senior Director of Product Management at AppDynamics, an application performance management company based in San Francisco and part of Cisco Systems. I’ve launched enterprise apps at BMC and designed critical tools at Coupang and Sandia National Laboratories. I also build cool stuff in my spare time, like Lotus and Concerto. I carve out product strategies based on user research, quickly prototype and iterate on new concepts, and work with engineers and product designers to build great products.

From learning new languages to exploring the world, I seek out adventures that expand my horizons and reveal creative opportunities. I’m still just as in love with my home of San Francisco, California, as the first day I arrived.

About Brian

Experience

Sr Director of Product Management, AppDynamics

2019-Present, San Francisco, California

Currently leading the product strategy, vision, roadmap, and requirements for AppD Digital Experience Monitoring (End User Monitoring, Analytics, and Business Intelligence). Responsible for a multi-level organization of product managers.

Director of Design Technology, AppDynamics

2017-2019, San Francisco, California

Built a team of 7 design technologists. Established common patterns and prototyping tools for testing design concepts and conducting user testing. Launched AppD's first design system, Particle, including an interactive pattern website.

UX Lead, Coupang

2016-2017, Mountain View, California

Responsible for leading a team of UX designers to provide product strategy, interaction, and visual design expertise at Asia’s fastest growing e-commerce company. Developed a code-based design library for supplier and marketplace tools. Launched audit interface for company-wide A/B testing platform.

Principal UX Designer, BMC

2013-2016, Santa Clara, California

Launched Innovation Studio, a platform for developing multiplatform apps for large-scale IT operations. Led a team of 4 interaction and visual designers to design and launch Smart IT, an innovative IT Service Management product that reduces the time to resolve Service Desk incidents by over 50%. Developed interactive prototypes and production assets for Web and mobile platforms, working with a 60-person R&D team.

Senior UX Designer, Sandia National Laboratories

2010-2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Launched WebShipper, a tool for shipping hazardous and export-controlled substances between national laboratory worksites. Conducted user interviews, contextual inquiries, and storymapping exercises. Worked closely with Business Analysts to develop product backlogs and promote user-centered design practices across the organization.

Skills

Product Management

Product Vision & Strategy
Prioritization (MVP, GA)
Roadmaps
Journey Mapping
Agile Practices

Design & Experience

Design Systems
Interaction Design
Prototyping
Generative User Research
Concept Value Testing

Tools

Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite
Prototyping (InVision, Principle)
HTML, CSS, React, JavaScript

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York

Master of Human-Computer Interaction
Bachelor of Computer and Systems Engineering
Graduated May 2010

Extracurriculars

Vinyl, world travel, meditation, skydiving, and speaking Chinese poorly.

Current Listening Status
 
The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming

The Cactus Blossoms, You're Dreaming

 
Brian's Vinyl Setup

About this Website

This is my fourth portfolio site, hand-crafted in 2021 with custom HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The site is built with Jekyll and hosted by Netlify. The code is up at Github.