Panel: Getting Started: The Concept/Validation Stage
COO and Director of Engineering, M3 Design
John is the COO and director of engineering at M3 Design, an Austin-based strategic product-development firm where he brings a unique, team-oriented perspective to the company's holistic product-design approach. With a focus on improving stakeholder experiences and delivering long-term business results, John and M3 work with a wide range of client companies, from innovative start-ups to top medical-device manufacturers offering proven systems.
Prior to joining M3 in 2008, John led product development projects and teams at Sulzer Orthopedics and Amedica. He has also spoken and written on many product-development topics, exploring broad, strategic management concepts as well as detailed, industry-specific innovation challenges. John graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biomedical engineering and holds several patents, with additional patents pending.
About M3: Founded in 1996 in Austin, Texas, M3 Design crafts and executes product-development strategies for leading technology-based companies, solving complex product-design challenges with clarity, simplicity, and speed. Known for bridging the gap between creative and technical, their senior staff forges long-term, seamless relationships with client teams to research, iterate, and generate new-to-market breakthroughs that drive ongoing business success.