We conduct design sprints to understand your organization’s unique challenges and ideate on solutions. We create prototypes and test with your users to ensure we are designing to their needs. By the end of the sprint, your organization will align on validated solutions in which you can confidently invest your time and budget.
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We combine our human-centered design and deep technical expertise to deliver products tailored to your users’ needs. We can bring your vision to life through our iterative approach. Our team of product managers, designers and engineers are dedicated to crafting delightful experiences built with modern and scalable technology.
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We conduct a variety of audits including user experience audits, technical audits, and data analysis. Our team reviews your existing product metrics and talks to your users to determine what is working, and what is not working, and provide recommendations for improving your results. Our recommendations provide a clear roadmap to maximize your product’s potential and bring a data driven approach to your decision process.
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We run trainings and workshops to up-skill your team. Many of our clients are looking to modernize their digital approach and processes, and need help building their team’s capacity. Exygy can bring our best-practices to your organization by training your team on topics like human-centered design principles, agile development, product management and engineering methods.
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Founder & Managing Partner
Zach founded Exygy in 2004 with a vision: innovation and technology will accelerate progressive social change. As Managing Partner, Zach focuses on leading the organization’s strategy, partnership development, and continuous improvement. Zach is a Bay Area native and is raising three boys in San Francisco with his wife Dr. Gabriella Bartos. Zach and his family are dedicated to the health and resilience of their community.
Roshen is a Partner at Exygy with deep experience in leadership, change management, product, and digital innovation. She is currently an account and strategy partner for Exygy’s civic portfolio, which includes the City and County of SF, Center for Effective Public Policy, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and Judicial Council of California. Prior to Exygy, Roshen was the COO for a social venture incubator and served a one year Americorps term in housing and community development. Roshen holds a BA from Duke University where she was a Baldwin Scholar.
Eric is a Partner at Exygy with extensive experience coaching clients on how to adapt product design and development methodologies within their organization. He is currently an account and strategy partner for Exygy’s diverse health portfolio, which includes Boston Children’s Hospital, Ending Pandemics, Hopelab, and Integrated Healthcare Association. Prior to joining Exygy, Eric was an executive at Accenture where he led large-scale product developments and agile transformations. He also spent three years running a non-profit that he founded, dedicated to organizing sustainable initiatives for a community in El Salvador.
Chief of Staff
As the Chief of Staff at Exygy, Rachael works to build our people operations systems, drive marketing, and facilitate the overall company strategy. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida, and has worked in the social entrepreneurship sector for ten years. Before Exygy, Rachael was a fellow with Motiis Innovation Lab in Mombasa, Kenya conducting market research and testing scalable social business models. Rachael is obsessed with scuba diving and dreams of one day swimming with a whaleshark.
Ben leads engineering efforts at Exygy, ensuring that we deliver effective, scalable, and maintainable solutions. He brings together a background that spans policy work with the FCC while at EducationSuperHighway, ambitious edtech innovation at Junyo, work on the original BBC iMP/iPlayer at Verisign, and enterprise software design and implementation for the Fortune 500 at Kontiki and Trilogy. Ben holds a BS in Information and Decision Systems / Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Director of Delivery
Michael combines a diverse set of skills to launch transformative products for our partners. Drawing on an extensive software engineering background, he leads cross-functional teams in the design, development, and deployment of web and mobile applications. Michael draws on design thinking to foster innovation in complex organizations, enabling him to lead teams through the full cycle of product development from conception, to research, design, build, and scale. Michael believes that we either collaborate or fail - this is how we design user centered solutions for human sized problems.
Senior Product Designer
As a Senior Product Designer, Ana Bel is passionate about creating delightful experiences that truly meet users’ needs. She loves learning about human behavior and her skillset includes design research, experience design, and metrics analysis. She has designed products for clients like Stanford Earth, Philanthropy University, and Skoll Global Threats Fund. Ana Bel has worked in agile product development for 10 years, and has helped to create and grow a diverse range of digital products. Ana Bel has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor in Social Communications with a concentration in Advertising and Publicity.
As a Lead Designer, Jesse is able to satisfy his curiosity for design systems by moving between experience design and front end development. At Exygy, Jesse has created design systems for SF Mayor’s Office and SF Committee on Information Technology. Other projects he has worked on include the Judicial Council of California, and the SF Unified School District. Jesse earned his MFA in Visual Art from the University of California San Diego. Before tech, Jesse was a furniture maker and has a garage full of tools to prove it.
Wendy is a Lead Designer at Exygy, with more than 10 years delivering design leadership in the context of human centered design, quantitative research, content strategy, training, and design sprints. Wendy is passionate about design for social impact and has used her superpowers with clients such as the SF Human Services Agency, SF Unified School District, CAL FIRE, MTC Horizon, and Bay Area Rapid Transit. Prior to Exygy, Wendy was at Code for America working on civic tech projects internationally and domestically. Wendy has an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts and a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Alice is a Product Designer with a multidisciplinary background in human-centered design and information technology. Alice has designed on projects with the SF Unified School District, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Boston Children's Hospital and more. She landed at Exygy straight out of university to pursue her life’s dream of using design thinking to create services and products that work for people. When Alice isn’t designing, you can find her picking up new craft hobbies, dreaming of noodles, and exploring the world via bicycle. Alice holds a BS in Informatics - Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Business Growth Strategist
Aashna uses her business growth, strategy, and leadership skills to develop partnerships with high impact organizations, create infrastructure for business growth operations, and work with the delivery team to manage projects. While Aashna is passionate about all things social impact, feminism, behavioral health care, and immigrants rights get her particularly fired up. During college, she founded Gleam, a health-tech startup focused on improving access to behavioral health care in underserved communities. She has also given a TEDx talk, ‘Life Without a License to Live.’ Aashna holds a B.S. in Computer Science & a minor in psychology.
Lead Product Manager
A former designer and recovering consultant, Lucy is passionate about creating effortless experiences with meaningful impact. As a Lead Product Manager, Lucy aspires to use technology to empower individuals and communities to lead happy, healthy lives. Before Exygy, Lucy spent 3 years, designing product strategies and customer experiences with global and Fortune 50 companies. Outside of work, Lucy is continuously immersing herself with new experiences through new classes, learning nights, and world travels. She is a graduate of the Berkeley-Haas School of Business.
Anna has a passion for deepening connections among change makers, sharing stories of social impact, and supporting Exygy’s growth through sustainable marketing. Her work with Exygy includes content creation, campaign execution, event management, and digital marketing development. As a proud Oregonian and outdoorswoman, Anna has dedicated most of her educational and professional time advocating for sustainability within communities. She’s worked extensively with Oregon State Parks, as well as Saint Mary’s College, where she graduated Cum Laude in Justice, Community, and Leadership.
Senior Product Manager
Antonella is passionate about bringing innovation and digital transformation to pressing needs of our society. She has extensive global experience in leading innovative initiatives and building products, as well as increasing strategic and evaluation capacities for non-profits, international organizations, and local and federal governments in Argentina, Australia, Latin America, and the US. Antonella holds a Masters in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with highest distinction, and is an AusAid Leadership Awards scholar. Outside work, Antonella is the Founder of EvalYouth Latin America and EvalYouth Argentina, where she is originally from. Antonella loves traveling, outdoor activities, theater, and bringing the art of improvisation to everyday life.
Jacky is focused on building delightful product experiences in the civic space to empower communities and individuals to lead happy and healthy lives. Prior to Exygy, Jacky spent three years at Deloitte Digital as a services design and technology consultant working with impact-aligned organizations such as the State of Oregon's Department of Human Services, as well as with technology companies like Salesforce and Google Cloud Platform. Jacky is a San Francisco native and holds a BA from UCLA, where he studied Economics and Statistics.