Work Experience

Chief Product Officer

October 2020 – Today

be+

Achievements

Creating a fundamentally new way of selling finance products.

Recognized for the outstanding design.

Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the overall experience, development and strategy of be+
  • Responsible for Creative Direction, UX and Design of be+ applications, brand and marketing.
  • Development of a future-proof roadmap and product strategy.
  • Regular Negotiations and discussions with Customer C-Levels
  • Track and monitor milestones, actual implementation progress against plan and metrics.
  • Keeping close alignment with all stakeholders.
  • Ensure be+ delivers maximum customer value in line with the product vision.
  • Conduction user research and use data to support design decisions.
  • Plan, build & implement a component based design system based on Figma.
  • Foster a collaborative & agile culture.
  • Conduction workshops around agile methodologies, change processes and a digital mindset.
  • Speaking at events about the future of work / new work.

Lead Designer & Senior Project Manager

May 2018 - September 2020

adorsys

Achievements

Large B2B Client successfully entered B2C Market with first B2C-App.

Grew existing customer from a large 6 figure, to a 7-fig budget in 1 Year.

Developed leadship structures in cooperation with a team and founders of adorsys

Responsibilities

  • Leading a team (tribe) of 16 cross-functional people.
  • Responsible for (7-figure) project budgets and forecasts in large-scale, complex projects with over 100 team members.
  • Definition of project scopes and strategic support for customers in the creation of product roadmaps. Ensuring that budgets and customer requirements are met.
  • Identifying and analyzing trends. Recommend fast actions and give insights on long-term strategic impact.
  • Align and coordinate product development across multiple teams to ensure dependencies are dealt with inside as well as outside the project.
  • Implementation and development of future-proof digital strategies.
  • Lead pitches and new business projects from scratch.
  • Development and implementation of business models.
  • Improving the quality of visual output in day-to-day & project business.
  • Supervision of design teams for various clients and various types of projects.
  • Force design driven thinking in all units.
  • Mentoring of less experienced designers.
  • Streamlined the UX and performance of websites, landing pages, and application routes for various products (including finance, insurance, industry, ...).
  • Foster a collaborative, agile culture and define the associated prerequisites such as agile processes, communication channels and common tools for all teams.

Art Director & Lead Designer

August 2011 - May 2018

adorsys

Achievements

Constantly increasing performance for customers (40% more turnover) in highly competitive industries.

Initiated and organized the agency-wide transition from Adobe Photoshop to Sketch.

Transition from Adobe Photoshop to Sketch increased efficiency by 25 %.

Responsibilities

  • Supervision of designers & art direction for main clients.
  • Implementation and development of future-proof digital strategies.
  • Improving the quality of visual output in day-to-day & project business.
  • Mentoring of less experienced designers.
  • Lead pitches and new business projects from scratch.
  • Establishing an innovation spirit in the design team.
  • Conducting user surveys and market research.
  • Streamlined the UX and performance of websites, landing pages, and application routes for various financial products.

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