Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area by way of the deep South and NYC, Michael Kopcsak is an experienced design executive who has led initiatives that have changed the game for major brands. Michael has been an “innie” and an “outie” having managed UX groups in both agency and “in-house” environments. He's built teams from the ground up, re-purposed and re-focused existing teams, and extended teams into international markets.
He has worked across a variety of industries including, media, software, financial services, manufacturing, and big data startups. He’s also delivered solutions across web, desktop and mobile platforms. Michael has spoken at major universities and at industry conferences sharing his perspectives and experiences leading large-scale user experience and design efforts. Michael also has a thriving consultancy where he advises startups at varying stages of development on how to solve key user experience problems. He has a BA from Guilford College and a Masters from New York University and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains.