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Word on the street

Stu Thompson

Principal Software Architect
"Mark is one of the unique thinkers in this world. Able to see past the obvious answers, Mark delivers creative and intuitive solutions that are both fresh and yet instantly familiar. One of the most striking things about working with Mark is how often his work and his ideas are emulated by those around him. His spark and passion energizes those around him and his contributions become a positive force on any team he works with."

Brian Lamka

Director of Product Management
"Working with Mark was great. He fundamentally believes in solving for outcomes vs outputs, and this guides every step of his design process. He is logical, organized, and very thorough in his work. He has an ownership mentality, which I've found to be surprisingly rare in my career. And, perhaps most important, his attitude and sense of humor made the long hours we spent together on this project a lot of fun. Mark epitomizes my ideal design leader."

Jeanne Bard

Sr. Manager, UX Research
"Mark Iris is an excellent product designer with an unmatched ability to ideate and innovate at a prolific pace. Already a highly skilled designer and product visionary, I’m especially impressed with his dedication to continue learning and improving. As both a product designer and a collaborator, Mark has my highest recommendation."

Seema Chaudry

Director of UX
"Mark is one of the sharpest minds in any room he's present. I have seen him provide insight into usability issues that is on point and leads to significant improvements. He's very detail oriented and communicates his thought process very well. When presenting designed solutions, he always has alternative designs and explorations as examples for discussion - a sign of a good designer with a holistic approach to his work."

Sergey Ivashov

Sr. Director, Growth & Analytics
"Mark is an amazing mobile product manager with a keen sense for design details. What makes him truly stand out, is that he has managed to find the right balance between understanding customer needs, pushing the boundaries with design to delight the customer, and is able to convince engineering that the huge obstacle they see is just a minor roadblock that can be overcome with creativity."

Cameron Mayer

Chief Technology Officer
"Mark is a talented and insightful individual who has been a significant positive influence on eBay's mobile apps, both in terms of Product Management and Interaction Design. Definitely an "A-Player," and a pleasure to work with."

Shawn Piper

Team Manager, UX Design
"Mark is one of those rare and exceptional individuals who exceeds at just about everything he does. Mark regularly goes beyond the traditional constraints of product management with his ideation, first-principles thinking, and creative talents. Combined with his technical competencies, Mark is a bit of a superstar."
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