I am VP of Product and Design at Inpulse as of May. We are creating the security system of the future. My role consists of business and product development, go-to-market strategy, partnerships and sales. The goal is to create a scalable work infrastructure to meet various phases of this startup while maintaining high-performing teams at each milestone. With a background in design, I structure my problem solving around how a designer thinks by creating personas that represent my customer/user/team and solving a need of that user.
My story on how I joined Inpulse is story of being an artist and a dreamer in silicon valley. In 2008 I finished as a 3d artist from the Academy of Art and joined Disney Interactive. Games were an amazing experience but I found myself dissatisfied. I left to become a UI UX designer in 2014. I remember watching videos on human augmentation and augmented reality since I had both the skills of a 3d artist in games and a UI UX designer of security apps. One of the videos expressed that human are already in a way cyborgs. The narrator talked about how we use computers so much in our daily lives and that essentially smartphones was in a way proof humanity was merging with machines. This video was long before Elon Musk stated, "We are already cyborgs." I could have been in a Wired article where the idea came from. In many ways smartphones augmented our lives but also there were consequences as we lost more of what it means to be human to the antisocial nature of social media. This later would become the crux of what the founder of Inpulse was trying to solve.
Inpuse. ( August 2019 - current) Role: VP of Product and Design
My role is to build up the business relationships around the product by forming channel partnerships. Create business and product development, go-to-market strategy, partnerships and sales. My mission statement is to re-key the world.
Sysdig. ( August 2019 - current) Role: Product Designer
My role was to work on the Secure product line in the Sysdig platform. On a higher level this involves understanding the containerized infrastructure security and Kubernetes and designing a layout for the user to be able to scan their builds, their runtime deployments for vulnerabilities, check against polices and see if they meet compliance standards. This involves creating a visualization that informs the user/security engineer of a narrative allowing them to quickly make a decision.