Design Management Highlights: PitchBook


I helped lead key initiatives that have greatly impacted PitchBook. One relates to a partnership they announced with RSRCHXchange to provide PitchBook's customers with a library of financial industry research, which is one of their biggest requests. The other centers around an initiative to take over a large third-party data set and integrate it into the platform. My designers were involved every step of the way with both efforts.

My work at PitchBook continues to shape my approach and philosophy as a Product Design leader to this day.

My Approach as a Leader

Situational Leadership

I supported my team by leading with empathy and adjusting my management style to fit their needs. I managed people, not job titles.

Systems Thinking

Lead designers to consider how their work impacted the entire PitchBook ecosystem, our customers, and our business goals.

Design Culture

Building out design culture is something I love to do. At PitchBook I redesigned many of the key processes impacting designers' day-to-day work and happiness. These efforts included:

  • Updated our hiring process.
  • Redesigned our onboarding process to bring structure to the first 90 days of employment.
  • Changed the way design critiques run to focus more on the problems being solved and less on personal preferences.
  • Mentored designers' career aspirations.
  • Taught my teammates to challenge their thinking.
  • Spearheaded efforts to create a design system.

Sample Projects

In addition to Emerging Spaces, I also oversaw the following