Ben Speaks
  • @speaks
  • Product Manager - AI/ML | Experienced UX Researcher | Open to Work
  • Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA
  • He/Him/Él

I am a Product Manager with a background in UX Research and UX Design. I am the Co-Creator of the Centaur Model of Artificial Intelligence. My other claims to fame include a product that won Best in Show at CES and developing the very first eBill Platform for the Checkfree Corporation.

Here are 8 things you should know about me:

  1. I am a entrepreneur, design thinker, and writer.
  2. I have worked for 3 of the largest design agencies in the world: Proxicom, Razorfish, and Saatchi & Saatchi.
  3. I am a startup veteran - as an early employee and exited co-founder.
  4. I have 8 years experience in the 4 core areas that compose the discipline of User Experience: Research, Strategy, Content, and Design.
  5. I used to be an Agency Madman and I ran around NYC in a 3 piece suit working with clients like HBO.
  6. I am an Eagle Scout, Hokie, Judoka, Writer, and recovering addict.
  7. I am very good at client facing roles and sales/business development.
  8. Outside of tech, I have spent a third of my career working in restaurants. To recharge and meet new people, I occasionally pick up shifts as a bartender or barista.

Read more
Contact Me