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Mona Patel

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CEO, UX Hires and CEO, UX Strategist, Motivate Design. Boston grad. Tufts grad.

CEO, UX Hires and CEO, UX Strategist, Motivate Design. Boston grad. Tufts grad.

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Motivate Design

Positions

CEO, UX Strategist Motivate Design May 2009 - present
CEO UX Hires 2010 - present
Vice President, Eastern Region Human Factors International August 2002 - May 2009
Research Scientist American Institutes for Research December 1998 - July 2002
Intern UserWorks, Inc. 1997 - 1997

Education

Boston University Mass Communication (Marketing and Advertising) 2000 - 2002
Tufts University Engineering Psychology 1995 - 1999

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Operations
  • • Leadership
  • • Business Development
  • • Board Evaluation
  • • Board Management
  • • Financial Modeling
  • • User Experience Design
  • • User Interface Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Dating
  • • Fashion
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Fitness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Records

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Jesse McBride
We worked together at UX Hires  •  Senior UX Recruiter, UX Hires and Volunteer Organizer, The UX Lab.
Mona is a natural leader. She is hungry, communicative and driven when it comes to new ideas and innovative solutions, and has a strong abil ... ity to oversee initiatives. With her extensive background in User Experience strategy, she can drive the creative and business strategy of an idea while remaining empathetic to the user.
Chris Allen
We worked together at Human Factors International  •  Director Business Development - Eastern Region, Human Factors International, Inc..
Mona is a creative and innovative self-starter. She has the tenacity to stick with her dreams and get beyond any hurdles that present themse ... lves. She is consistently compassionate and respectful toward all her partners, collaborators, clients and employees. Mona has already proven herself as a successful entrepreneur, having created a successful business in a very competitive line of business that has grown from just herself to over 25 staff.
Ilise Benun
We worked together  •  Co-Producer and Blog Editor, Creative Freelancer Conference and Blog and Owner, Marketing Mentor. Tufts grad.
She is a smart, go-getter who doesn't waste time on what doesn't matter. She's also thoughtful and an excellent collaborator, which is how w ... e worked together.
Andrew Schall
We worked together at Human Factors International  •  Vice President, User Experience, SPARK Experience and Adjunct Faculty, University of Baltimore.
Mona has both the brains and personality to develop new and innovative ideas combined with the ability to engage and persuade.
Peter March
We worked together  •  Associate Director, User Experience (Freelance), FCB Health and Senior Interaction Design Consultant, Wisdom & Craft, Inc. Boston grad.
Mona is able to take an idea and really run it though its paces. She uses research and observation to validate an idea against how the real ... world (and real people) works.
Ryan Hanau
They're my friends  •  Senior User Experience/Usability Subject Matter Expert, Senior User Experience/Usability Subject Matter Expert.
Highly experienced and expert in her field.
Chris Pallé
Adjunct Professor, The New School and Executive Director of Strategy and User Experience (UX), Wisdom & Craft, Inc.
What's not to love and respect about Mona and her entrepreneurial sense? I've had the remarkable experience of working with Mona in several ... capacities and she has brought nothing short of an A-game when it come to business innovation and disruption. With a long list of accomplishments, she's quick and decisive, and a great leader for whom I have much admiration.

Ryan Hanau
They're my friends  •  Senior User Experience/Usability Subject Matter Expert, Senior User Experience/Usability Subject Matter Expert.
He has a strong grasp of design and the business advantages associated with focusing on design as a competitive differentiator.

Chris Pallé
We worked together  •  Adjunct Professor, The New School and Executive Director of Strategy and User Experience (UX), Wisdom & Craft, Inc.
I have had the privilege of working with Chris on professional UX research/design projects, along with co-teaching the Senior Seminar class ... at Parsons, New School for Design with him. He is creative, forward thinking, and I look forward to furthering both our work together.