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John Jarosz

John Jarosz

Partner & Co-Founder, Sightglass

John Jarosz is a Partner and Co-Founder at Sightglass where he oversees experience design, brand collaboration, and the experience strategy practice for clients. His background with product delivery services firms, as well as in-house enterprise software companies gives John a unique understanding of how to bring diverse groups of people together to achieve unified outcomes.

In the early years of his career, John co-founded the product design and strategy practice at Thoughtworks, a leading global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design, and software engineering to enable enterprises and technology disruptors across the globe to thrive as modern digital businesses. At Thoughtworks, he led more than 60 design and technology consultants across the U.S. and Canada and delivered positive results for some of their most innovative clients. After growing the division into one of Thoughtworks’ most profitable, John became a leading Partner, working with private equity and funded start-ups across the U.S., Canada, UK, EU, Australia, and China. 

After several years at ThoughtWorks, John joined Ultimate Software Group (now UKG), a leading provider of unified human capital management SaaS solutions for global businesses, where he led multiple business units, including Brand and Creative, Experience Design, Accessibility and Research, Global Product Strategy, and the UX Design Community. He led the software company’s first UltiPro suite redesign and founded its enterprise design language system, which contributed to Ultimate Software achieving a $1 billion valuation in 2019. When Hellman & Friedman Partners acquired Ultimate Software and merged with Kronos Incorporated at a valuation of $3 billion, John oversaw bringing the two giants together through a new product brand strategy and integrated suite experience design delivered across products.

John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Media and International Studies from the University of Denver and a Master of Science degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University. John is an author and frequent speaker on topics including business model design, new product development, and leadership development for creatives. John resides in Denver, CO with his husband and their dog. 


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