ResumeAbout

I design and build human-centered products with mission-driven teams.

My name is Meghdad Abbaszadegan. I have over eight years of experience as a product lead and user experience designer. I have worked with top venture builders like Coplex, transformed an Enterprise Resource Planning system for a Delta Dental company, and lead as a Startup Grind director, powered by Google.

I have been featured in Startups.com, The Goodmen Project, Entrepreneur's Organization, Business Journal, and more.

As a design lead at a Delta Dental Enterprise, I applied design best practices to deliver high-quality solutions for essential business management modules. I was directly responsible for design initiatives of 12 product lines which were shipped successfully in collaboration with cross-functional teams. As a result, we transformed the legacy software with rich data and logic to a modern, intuitive web application which increased employee engagement by 40% and saved an average of 4 hours/week per active business user.

In addition to having a high level of integrity, Meghdad is a self-motivated individual capable of working effectively either independently or as part of a team. Furthermore, Meghdad’s charismatic personality makes him very approachable and easy to work with.

-Director of Information Systems @Delta Dental Enterprise

As design lead, I applied effective workflow processes for delivering and documenting design solutions which expedited the design process by 4x. I achieved this by implementing a well-documented design system, interaction patterns, and component libraries.

Meghdad developed an extensive user component library that provided interface patterns that could be applied to standard use cases. The library was extensive and well documented. It is in use today, and I anticipate it will serve us well with our future projects. While developing this library, Meghdad gathered requirements from business and technical users and successfully crafted designs that are compatible with our development library.

-Chief Information Officer @Delta Dental Enterprise

Leadership

I lead as the director of Startup Grind, the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. Thus far, we've been able to engage with top entrepreneurs such as Chris Yeh (New York Times best-selling author of The Alliance and Blitzscaling), Joshua Montgomery (Founder @Mycroft AI), Peter Rowan (Executive Director  @Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship), Shana Palmieri (Co-founder @XFERALL) and more.

Mission: I create connected, collaborative communities through mastery and empowerment.

I operate from a personal mission which is to create connected, collaborative communities through mastery and empowerment. This mission gave birth to my first startup, Feel Free, which I built in 2013 as a student entrepreneur at ASU. The school partially funded my project; however, it failed due to co-founder conflict. You can read the full story here.

I have also been running a private consulting practice for the past four years, where I got an opportunity to work on products in various stages of their life cycle. From POC, MVP to Enterprise Solutions. I have worked with organizations such as Coplex, Uplift Parents, Delta Dental, and more.

Now

I am currently exploring opportunities to join a world-class mission-driven autonomous team that values collaboration, innovation, efficiency, and integrity. My goal is to grow with the organization as a leader.