Head of User Experience Design - Suntrust Bank
Andy Vitale is the Director of User Experience for Sun Trust Bank, where he leads user experience design. Andy is also the Director of Design Impact for AIGA Minnesota and serves on several advisory boards for universities and professional organizations. Previously he led a team of designers at 3M focused on enterprise healthcare software, was a partner in a digital agency and created mobile experiences at Office Depot.
Aaron Ron Irizarry
Design Director - Capital One
"Aaron aka “Ron” is a design director at Capital One. He loves all things user experience, problem-solving and org design. Having worked for Fox/IGN, HP, Nasdaq, and now Capital One, Aaron loves sinking his teeth into complex problems. Aaron speaks at events and provides training for companies on design team structure, communication, and collaboration. He is the co-author of Discussing Design: Improving Communication and Collaboration through Critique. More importantly, Aaron is a master of the BBQ arts, lover of heavy metal and a lifelong Dodgers fan."
Head of Design - Earnin
Hang is Head of Design & Research at Earnin, a startup aiming to resolve unfairness in the financial industry, by making services that put people first. Hang is passionate about building transparent, diverse, ethical teams, and helping others collaborate with designers and researchers. Before Earnin, she worked at big and small B2B and B2C companies such as SAP Labs, Radius Intelligence, and Samsara. She also plays piano and likes singing songs she doesn't know at karaoke parties.
Head of Strategy - Foolproof
“Philip Morton is the Head of Strategy at Foolproof, where he helps clients to create a strategy, plan and measurement framework for their projects, programmes and organisations. Before focusing on strategy, his expertise was in design research, conducting interviews in more than a dozen countries for some of the world’s biggest brands. Throughout his career Phil has worked with a number of clients within the banking and fintech, including HSBC, Virgin Money and Tinaba (Italy). Phil is a keen traveller and enjoys visiting some of the stranger parts of the world such as Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.”
Head of Design and Research - Stash
Brian is a Product Design and UX Research leader with 15+ years of experience. He is a thought leader in the digital space, particularly in the areas of user experience innovation, research and design and is currently the Head of Product Design and UX Research at Stash—one of the fastest growing consumer investing and banking apps in the U.S. Brian has worked in academia and industry at the University of Washington, Accenture Technology Labs, at most recently as Executive Design Director for both Chase Pay and Finn by Chase at J.P. Morgan Chase.