Mobile Design Team Manager

At LinkedIn I led the mobile UX team, growing it from 1 to 12 designers.
My team built award winning apps for iOS, Android, Tablet, & Mobile web.

Grew mobile app usage from

3%


43%

almost half of LinkedIn's
traffic over 2.5 years.


RESPONSIBILITIES

MANAGING & MENTORING
My goal is to understand each individual- motivations, strengths, weaknesses- and assess how I can add value. I make sure my team is always clear on goals, is thinking creatively and executing diligently. I encourage, challenge, support, and clear the way so they can do their best work.
SETTING A HIGH QUALITY BAR
I run formal design critiques, while also establishing an open culture around feedback. I push my teams to think deeply about craft, and prioritize the right tools and environment to help them execute at their highest level.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
I enjoy finding and developing talent, and bringing together the right mix of people at the right time. This includes painting an inspiring picture, encouraging intelligent risk taking, and then getting out of their way.
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
I've ensured execution & established product strategy. I have a strong business sense, a fluency with data and understand how to close, making decisions & learn quickly.


RECRUITING
Hiring a world class design team takes focus and effort. From rousing design talks at campus recruiting events, all the way to well-crafted onboarding programs, I am dedicated to building hiring processes that are efficient, effective, and a great experience for all involved.
TEAM CULTURE
I strive to create an inspiring and productive environment, so we can all excel as individuals, but also win as a high functioning team. This includes spending quality time together, such as creative offsites and team meetings, as well as the small stuff that matters, like seating, tools, and equipment.