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Hi there, I'm Brian. I studied at RPI and quickly recognized the power of design in shaping technology into amazing products that empower and delight people.

I'm currently a Director of Product Management at AppDynamics (Cisco). I've also led design for products at BMC, Coupang, and Sandia Labs.

From learning new languages to exploring the world, I seek out adventures that expand my horizons and explore creative opportunities, including sailing, improv comedy, and photography).

About Brian

Process & Skills

I have years of experience both as a user experience designer and product manager. My background gives me a unique perspective to simplify complexity, lead with user empathy, and bring compelling products to market with multi-disciplinary teams. Here's a little more about my process and top skills:

Design and PM Process


Director of Product Management, AppDynamics (Cisco)

04/2020-Present*, California

Led product strategy and roadmap for $20MM+ Digital Experience Monitoring product set. Grew YoY license consumption by an average of 35%. Established the product vision and strategy for next-generation Cloud monitoring products. Responsible for a multi-level organization of product managers.

* I am currently on a company-approved professional sabbatical (12 months)

Lead Product Manager, AppDynamics (Cisco)

04/2019-04/2020, San Francisco, California

Launched Dash Studio, a redesigned dashboarding platform. Led product management, roadmap, and new feature development for Analytics, Mobile App, and UI.

Director of Design Technology, AppDynamics (Cisco)

09/2017-04/2019, San Francisco, California

Built a team of 7 design technologists. Established common patterns and prototyping tools for testing design concepts and conducting user testing. Launched AppD's first design system, Particle, including an interactive pattern website.

UX Lead, Coupang

11/2016-09/2017, Mountain View, California

Responsible for leading a team of UX designers to provide product strategy, interaction, and visual design expertise at Asia's fastest growing e-commerce company. Developed a code-based design library for supplier and marketplace tools. Launched audit interface for company-wide A/B testing platform.

Principal UX Designer, BMC

04/2013-10/2016, Santa Clara, California

Launched Innovation Studio, a platform for developing multiplatform apps for large-scale IT operations. Led a team of 4 interaction and visual designers to design and launch Smart IT, an innovative IT Service Management product that reduces the time to resolve Service Desk incidents by over 50%. Developed interactive prototypes and production assets for Web and mobile platforms, working with a 60-person R&D team.

Senior UX Designer, Sandia National Laboratories

2010-2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Launched WebShipper, a tool for shipping hazardous and export-controlled substances between national laboratory worksites. Conducted user interviews, contextual inquiries, and storymapping exercises. Worked closely with Business Analysts to develop product backlogs and promote user-centered design practices across the organization.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York

Master of Human-Computer Interaction
Bachelor of Computer and Systems Engineering
Graduated May 2010

About this Website

This is my fourth portfolio site, hand-crafted from 2020-2023 with custom HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The site is built with Jekyll and hosted by Netlify. The code is up at Github.