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Rachel Switzky

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Business Development/Client Relationship, IDEO. Previously UX Manager / Senior Information Architect, Razorfish.

Business Development/Client Relationship, IDEO. Previously UX Manager / Senior Information Architect, Razorfish.

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Positions

Business Development/Client Relationship IDEO May 2007 - present
UX Manager / Senior Information Architect Razorfish August 1999 - March 2006
Bassist Sarge 1995 - 1998

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Industrial Design 1995 - 1998
High School

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Payments
  • • Local
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Video
  • • Dating
  • • Fashion
  • • Hardware
  • • Transportation
  • • Photos
  • • Financial Services
  • • Education
  • • Commerce
  • • Content
  • • News
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education

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Jonathan Cruz
We worked together  •  Product Design & Strategy Consultant, Independent. Previously Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Spottedly. University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch
Rachel has extensive experience working in the design industry, most notably at IDEO. Combined with an accomplished business development bac ... kground, she would make her a valuable advisor to any startup. Rachel advised me on my last startup - offering valuable feedback on the product concept and the pitch deck. I would not hesitate reaching out to her again with my next business idea.
Jonathan Cruz
They're my friends  •  Product Design & Strategy Consultant, Independent. Previously Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Spottedly. University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch
Her design background as well as her current role as Assoc. Partner at IDEO make her an ideal advisor for design strategy and pitch decks. M ... aking pitches is right in her wheelhouse, and she is masterful in this area having help me and my co-founder hone ours. Highly organized, able to formulate sound strategy, articulate a vision and leverage IDEO's best-in-class design frameworks and methodologies are a founder's dream to have on one's advisory board.
Stephanie Cruz
They're my friends  •  Co-founder of Spottedly. 10+ years of experience in Product Management. Passion for building great consumer products. NYU Stern MBA.
Rachel is a master at pitch decks, as proven in her role as Assoc. Partner at IDEO. Her ability to bring together a sound business strategy ... centered around design and user experience, and pull it together in a concise and comprehensive deck is what every founder will benefit from. Particularly leveraging her knowledge of IDEO's best-in-class design frameworks and methodologies helped me and my co-founder feel confident and prepared going into investor meetings. Rachel is highly organized, efficient, experienced, and very easy to work with.
Amalia Rothschild-Keita
We worked together  •  Product Inventor. Design researcher. Previously Business Development Associate, IDEO.
Rachel has been a mentor of mine since 2011. Rachel is incredibly skilled at strategically designing project plans with multiple and complex ... workstreams, and at framing pitches for potential investors. Working at a top innovation and design consultancy, Rachel mentored me as I learned how to think through the design of complex project plans and present them both visually and verbally to clients. As a startup founder today, I find myself utilizing many of the skills that I learned from Rachel, as I work with design consultants on my own product development. The presentation skills Rachel shared with me have become valuable when pitching to potential investors and when checking-in with my current investors. Rachel's communication style is clear. She is hands-on. I'm grateful to have her as a mentor.