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173 - Focusing on the User Experience with Matthew Gessler

Season 2, Ep. 173

Matthew Gessler is a User Experience leader with over twenty years of experience practicing executive-level UX strategy, design and management. He has spoken at multiple conferences and publishes UX articles to his company’s insight blogs.

Matthew finished his studies at Binghamton University School of Management his first job out of school was working as a developer.

They say timing is everything… Matthew’s entry into the development work was right at the beginning of the dot com bust and the company he worked for went out of business.

Good news for Matt though, since he hated development and his director at the time knew it. She suggested he try becoming a producer and recommended him for a job at an urban box office and that was his first entry into wireframing and design as a producer for Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal where he led the development of user experience and presented it to clients through sitemaps, wireframes, flowcharts, and other schematics.

His impressive performance opened up more promising opportunities for him. Shortly after, he became Vice President for Interaction Engineering Center of Excellence at Bank of America. He ran collaboration development services that involved providing customized development solutions for all lines of business within the bank and the Interaction Engineering Center of Excellence. 

His entire career focused mainly on User Experience consultancy until he became a Principal UX Architect for Gannett USA Today Network. Currently, Matthew is the Director of UX/UI of Radiant Digital. He oversees user research activities and works with Fortune 50 clients to define overarching project vision.

He holds licenses for Certified SAFe 5 Product Owner/Manager and Practitioner, Managing Projects, and Six Sigma Green Belt.  

These certifications allow Matt to present the model while emphasizing business agility, focusing on customer centricity and expanding the crucial aspect of portfolio management.

His words of wisdom ring true when he says, "Always be learning because the second you think you know everything is the moment you become ineffective."

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205 - Developing Prosperity Consciousness with Esra Ogut

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204 - Brand Naming and Wordsmithing with Desirel Calvin Lawrence

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