Vanessa is a product design leader who builds products for consumer and enterprise customers across the globe. She has started and grown design teams in industries ranging from cloud and productivity software, to e-commerce, to hardware.
Prior to joining GV, Vanessa led a team of 180 at Google as head of UX for GSuite. She delivered communication and collaboration experiences for products like Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Drive. Previously, Vanessa was head of UX at GoPro and Walmart Labs where she scaled their product design and research teams.
Vanessa is an advocate of listening to customers early and often throughout product development. She enthusiastically promotes diversity of thought and experiences in teams to foster creative environments.
Vanessa was born and raised in Austria to Korean parents before she moved to the United States. She attended Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.