Our team is determined to strategize and deliver premium results that empower your business.
We come from a variety of backgrounds including Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Psychology, Communications, and Marketing. Meet some of our leaders now.
President & CEO
About Kevin O’Connor
Kevin O’Connor is the President of User Insight, a user experience research and design consultancy. With a focus on creating new and innovative services, Kevin helped grow User Insight to a firm that today provides user experience research, strategy and design to 300 clients spanning 18 different industries in the U.S. and abroad.
Drawing upon his 20 years of experience, Kevin regularly consults with Fortune 500 & Global 2000 organizations, government institutions and non profits on methods to gather and analyze feedback from end users to create intuitive products and targeted campaigns. He has worked with brands such as InterContinental Hotels Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon Wireless and McAfee to inform product development and campaign strategies for web, mobile, tablet, kiosk, knowledge management and social media for both B2B and B2C initiatives. Additionally, he has been doing business with the CDC since 2005 and has worked on over 60 projects in the digital space for government agencies. Deepening his industry involvement, he has served multiple positions on the Board for CHIA, Computer-Human Interaction of Atlanta, including eight years as the President, Vice President and Membership Chair and his company was chosen as an Inc. 5000 winner in 2008 & 2009.
Kevin was previously the owner of OneSource Consulting, Inc., a technology recruiting and resource strategy firm, after starting his career as a commercial banker with SunTrust Bank. He holds a BA in Finance and an MBA with concentrations in e-Business Strategy and Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University.
VP, User Experience Research & Design
About Rachel Walsh
As the Vice President of User Experience Research & Design, Rachel’s passion is building strong teams and understanding human behavior within a fast paced, evolving environment. She inspires creative people to do their best work and empowers business and design teams with the confidence and knowledge that they know their users better than anyone. In her 9 years at User Insight, Rachel has built a culture and atmosphere that attracts top UX talent. She leads hiring and strategic planning decisions at User Insight.
About Michele Hughes
Michele manages several of the company’s vital functions, all of which help the business maximize return on financial assets. She manages all financial and HR staff and is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of internal controls. She oversees accounts payable and receivable, manages vendor relationships and performs job cost and profitability analyses. Michele also leads User Insight’s front-of-house staff, making certain that experiences with our facility exude the quality expected of User Insight.
About Jesse Newton
Jesse Newton capitalizes her industrial design background as a strategist at User Insight. Jesse’s natural ability in design enables her to successfully consult with clients’ needs, which in return enhances the overall customer experience.
About Shaw Strothers
Shaw Strothers is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and serves as both User Experience Architect and Project Manager at User Insight. Shaw takes his background in industrial design and applies it to prototyping and design for our clients. He also manages projects from start to finish to create better experiences for our clients and their users.
About Chris Boggs
With over 10 years experience in research and evidence-based consulting, Chris Boggs assumes a primary role in project management from start to finish, ensuring a quality customer experience throughout. His fluency with Qualitative and Quantitative Research, User Experience, and Social Media makes him a capable, client-focused resource on any size and scope project.
Interested in joining our team?
Please contact us and send all resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a short message of why you would make a great addition to our team.