I've spent the balance of my professional life in the entrepreneurial, small company trenches, but stints in large company environments have helped frame my communication and problem-solving approaches. More to come.
Product strategery, thoughtful experience design and support operations design, and rapid experimentation/validation on a shoestring budget. Here to do the work.
General aviation (I'm a private pilot), downhill skiing, distance running, automotive electric conversion.
Co-Founder and Chief UX Officer Nov 2014 – Feb 2019
Co-founder of this first spin-out from Madrona Venture Labs. Mighty AI is a data management platform that helped autonomous vehicle/robot manufacturers, Tier 1 automotive suppliers, and other startups and disruptors secure the high-quality, human-annotated data they need to train their computer vision algorithms.
Acquired by Uber June 2019
AngelList is a fundraising and talent platform for startups and a startup discovery engine for investors. I helped design aspects of the investor education experience, conducted customer research, created mobile prototypes, and helped syndicate leads close millions of dollars worth of seed stage startup investment rounds.
Helped design the next gen of BigDoor's loyalty platform for partners like MLB Advanced Media, NFL, TeenNick, Dell, and the super-fine City of Austin, Texas.
I assumed the role of user experience designer within Google, spearheading various efforts to incorporate the key parts of FeedBurner into the overall publisher product mix. I also worked on all of the major advertising tools for publishers (AdWords, AdSense and DoubleClick), Google Apps Enterprise Marketplace, and Hangouts.
from my FeedBurner "About" Page entry:
(Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer) Credited as the original "voice of FeedBurner," Matt also maintains an unwavering devotion to the FeedBurner fan club. If publishers and advertisers want it, his team brandishes the t-squares and slide rules required to make it happen.
Acquired by Google June 2007
Et tu, podcaster?