My name is Cap Watkins and I'm the CXO at Primary, where I'm responsible for Engineering, Design, Product and People (oh my!).
In the recent past, I was a professional leadership coach and organizational consultant at my company Practical Works, helping senior contributors, first-time managers and managers-of-managers grow and evolve in their roles.
Previously, I was the VP of Design at BuzzFeed, where I managed Product Design, and also did various stints managing Brand Design, our IT Department and Branded Content Operations. I started and ran programs like Hack Week, Manager Dens (support groups for managers) and even the annual and midyear review processes for our Technology team.
Before BuzzFeed, I worked with design teams at Etsy and Amazon, and was the first designer at a handful of startups that didn’t quite make it.
I believe in cross-functional, collaborative teams, who share goals and accountability across disciplines. I write and speak about managing teams, and always love chatting about products and product development.