The Search

Extreme Networks, a publicly traded networking solutions provider, engaged us to find a Senior Director, Product Design. This net-new role would be the senior-most design leader, owning the entire product suite and managing a team of 80+ design professionals.

Extreme Networks required a hands-on leader and design visionary to help establish a vision, strategy and delivery of design artifacts. 


The Hire

A product design leader with 20+ years of professional design experience focused on user-centered design methods and 10+ years of innovative product design experience scaling the adoption of lean innovative design thinking processes, human-centric design principles and methodologies to drive results within Agile and phase-gated environments. 

They are also a seasoned leader, scaling teams as large as 97 and building enterprise design systems used by thousands of teams. 


The Search Statistics 

  1. Number of days to the first round of resumes: 10
  2. Number of candidates considered: 4
  3. Number of candidates interviewed: 4
  4. Number of business days to complete the search: 49


"Working with the team at Martyn Bassett has been nothing short of wonderful. The team is flexible, detail oriented and extremely strategic. They are not just recruiters but partners. They helped me not only find game changing talent but increased my knowledge of the market and the talent within it."

–– Carla Guzzetti - SVP Customer Experience & Product Messaging

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A true value-adding partner in identifying talent. The team at Martyn Bassett Associates were quick to zero-in on our requirements and rigorous in pre-qualifying candidates for consideration. They are focused and fast! Their expertise and experience added value throughout the process and resulted in an outstanding final outcome for Roadpost. This is a team that will strive to exceed expectations.

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