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.
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.
Director of Product
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. He believes that we either collaborate or fail - this is how we design user centered solutions for human sized problems.
Lead 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.
Senior Product Manager
Kathy is a product manager who is passionate about building thoughtful products for the world through dynamic, collaborative environments, and a focus on continuous learning. She brings extensive product management experience from early stage high growth startups, as well as digital agency work in sectors ranging from e-commerce to education to digital health. She has experience working from product conception and launch to growth to maturity and has worked across web and mobile platforms. Her dedication to social impact was inspired by her joint degree in Economics and Urban Planning at MIT, and the Venture For America fellowship program.
Aashna works with organizations to ensure that Exygy is maximizing positive community impact with each product decision. Prior to joining the product team, Aashna focused on Business Growth and Strategy at Exygy. She developed partnerships with high impact organizations and built scalable business processes. While Aashna is passionate about all things social impact, feminism, behavioral health care, and immigrants rights get her particularly fired up. She previously 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.
Shen is passionate about tech for social impact, especially building digital products for underserved communities. Prior to joining Exygy, Shen worked on immigration & criminal justice campaigns at FWD.us.
Outside of work, Shen volunteers with Gum Moon, an SF-based resource center for immigrant women, up-leveling their digital presence. She also volunteers as a mentor for high school students as part of MindsMatter SF, and provides guidance on academic & interpersonal success.
When Shen’s not on the computer, you can find her taking care of her ever-growing collection of plants, obsessing over corgi Instagram accounts, or looking for the next authentic Chinese restaurant to try. Shen holds a B.S. in Web Design & Development from Simmons University in Boston, MA.
Driven to leave a lasting positive impression, measured by tangible impact, Kevin joined the Exygy Product Team bringing years of experience in managing digital products, from research and strategy to design and implementation. With interest in environmental impact—preserving Earth, the place we all call home, and interest in the social impact of applied emerging technologies, Kevin continually explores ways to augment the shared human experience.
Sean is an engineer who is passionate about collaborating with cross-functional teams to provide impactful solutions to problems of all sizes. He comes with an extensive background in building enterprise SaaS products from inception to launch, including customer relationship and content management systems. He believes the teams we build are as important as the problems we solve and that diverse members provide the skill and perspective necessary to be successful.
Outside of work, Sean enjoys riding bikes of all kinds. While he sticks to human powered types these days, one of his favorite trips was riding and camping off a motorcycle while traversing Arizona's backcountry trails from south to north. More than anything though, he loves exploring the world with his family.
Senior Web Engineer
Emily has a multidisciplinary background in computer science and international studies. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she worked as a software engineer for three years with Workday before starting with Exygy. Civic tech has always been front and center for her — she wrote her thesis about it, and has volunteered with both Code for America and Develop for Good. Her passion lies in building sustainable solutions to big problems, and focusing on how to help everyday people in meaningful ways.
When she's not developing, you can find Emily playing with her dog Bandit, making digital art, building replica fantasy worlds in Minecraft, or snowboarding in Colorado.
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.
Product Design Lead
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.
Senior Product Designer
Alice has 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 she 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.
Head of Growth
Ivy works closely with cross-functional teams to reach mission-aligned partners and clients. With nearly a decade of experience in the growth marketing space, her work focuses on digital experience and conversion journey optimizations across the B2B, B2C and SaaS sector. She has worked with companies such as Nestle, Casper, InVision, Rent the Runway, Talkspace, Getaround, Ethos, and Zeel. Outside of her 9-to-5, Ivy advocates for immigration justice and education equity and currently serves as Board President of ImmSchools, a nonprofit organization that works to ensure immigrant and undocumented schools thrive in the K-12 education system. She holds a B.A. in Communications at Baruch College, City University of New York.
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.
June brings direct service experience, strong advocacy skills, and a passion for health equity to the team. Her skill sets and passion are critical in supporting Exygy’s work on the affordable housing portal, Bloom Housing. Prior to joining Exygy, June worked as a Housing Coordinator at Brilliant Corners, where she connected unhoused folks to safe and fair housing and became passionate about solving homelessness. Outside of work, June is the Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships for the Scooty Fund, which calls for de-stigmatizing mental illness and supporting young people’s mental health.
Between her passion projects and work, you can find June cooking, doing crossword puzzles, or researching her next favorite restaurant. June holds a B.S. in Public Health Science from Santa Clara University.