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About Me

About Me

Hello, my name is Jehad.

I am a design and product leader who's led design teams, mostly in enterprise software companies. I write about leadership, management, design, and what I learn working with some of the best designers, user researchers, product managers, and engineers.

I am currently the Chief Design Officer at Toast. Before Toast, I was Chief Design Officer at Splunk and before that, Head of Design at VMware.

I am a startup advisor to Frec and Notably and an investor in a few other startups.

I share my thoughts often on Twitter and LinkedIn. Make sure to follow me there and subscribe to the newsletter here.

I moved to the United States from Palestine over a decade and a half ago, studied at the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) and currently live and work in  Redwood City, California.

Writing has always been a part of my life. I published a book of short stories when I was 12 years old and haven't stopped thinking about writing more since.

This blog is my continued attempt to get back into writing more often.

Special thanks to my best friend and wife, Dima for a lot, including reading early draft of every one of my articles!