Michael Mayes is a product designer based in Santa Monica, CA.
From 2010-2013, he led product and design efforts for Work Market, a startup backed by Union Square Venture, Spark Capital, and SoftBank, where he built a labor resource platform to better manage and deploy contractors and freelancers in the increasingly online and global work marketplace.
Prior, Mike was VP Product at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) from 2004-2010, responsible for new media efforts and people management and profile tools. Earlier in his career, he worked on direct and web marketing with the TIAA-CREF ‘For the Greater Good’ campaign, and was a graphic designer and program strategist for five years with Capital One (1999-2004) during the launch of ‘What’s in your wallet?’ where he developed customer acquisition and retention materials for the premium customer segments. He also worked on Lean and SixSigma process strategies for Capital One card operations.
Mike lives in Santa Monica, loves the West Village of New York City, grew up in Skippack, PA, and has spent significant time in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia, and abroad in both Florence, Italy, and London, UK.
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