Managing Partner, President – Person Consulting – 2020-Present
Experience Design Lead – Co: Collective – 2017-2019
Experience Design Director – IBM – 2015-2017
Consultant – Samsung, Amex, The Barbarian Group, Digitas – 2011-2015
Art Director – Grey Group – 2008-2010
Art Director – Arnold Worldwide – 2007-2008
Hello, my name is Gavin. I’m an executive strategist living and working in New York. And everything I do is about creating human connection.
As a professional practitioner, I have 15 years of experience driving digital reinvention and product strategy with leadership at Fortune 500 companies like Amex, Carrier, Cisco, Citizens, Facebook, Fiserv, Henkel, IBM, Lenovo, Metlife, Samsung, Verizon and others.
I’m currently building Person, a people-first design consultancy. As a boutique consulting business, we align business, products and services with people’s behaviors, motivations, and aspirations.
I teach a digital product and entrepreneurship class at Columbia University with my colleague Ralph Poole, helping equip students with the process, skills and tools needed to develop new knowledge-driven digital products.
In the recent past, I was leading Experience Design at Co: Collective, a creative and strategic transformation company where I lead experience design for Metlife and IBM’s GTM strategy for Enterprise Blockchain. Before that, I worked with IBM on their Cloud product and delivered powerful innovation workshops with IBM Watson. I’ve also taught design at Pratt Institute for 7 years and speak at education and industry events including Parsons School of Design, Miami Ad School, and others.
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