There’s less than a handful of people in my life that I can say I’ve really learned from and as a result, grew both me as a person and my career. Roman is one of those people. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Roman over the last 3 years. He’s shared his insights and resources on what it means to be an innovator and designer. This has transformed for me what it means to be a product manager and ultimately a product designer. We most recently partnered together at Experian on the Rocket Innovation team where we ushered in Design Thinking as a methodology for creating new products and businesses. Roman is the definition of human centeredness as he’s facilitated dozens of user interviews. He has the strong ability of understanding users that goes well below the surface. His uncanny ability to identify deep insights was invaluable to the team. Roman also often facilitated Design Studios across a collaborative group of participants, outputting hundreds of new ideas. These ideas were translated into product opportunities and a broader long term strategy that was positively received by senior leadership.
I wouldn’t think the way I do today if it weren’t for Roman. He’s been a huge influence for me in my career at a time I needed it the most. I highly recommend Roman to any organization that desires a strategic thinker, an empathetic person, innovator or a user experience professional.