Bob Baxley to Guest on Mariposa Leadership’s Popular Wise Talk Leadership Forum

Bob Baxley, Head of Product Design at Pinterest, to be interviewed by Sue Bethanis, CEO/Founder of Mariposa Leadership, on the popular Wise Talk Leadership Forum for executives on July 21, 2015.

San Francisco, CA, July 03, 2015 --( Mariposa Leadership, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bob Baxley, Head of Product Design at Pinterest, will be a guest on Wise Talk, a popular monthly leadership forum for technology executives, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 4pm PT/7pm ET. In an interview with Sue Bethanis, CEO/Founder of Mariposa Leadership, Bob will share insights on hiring and developing top creative talent.

In Silicon Valley and beyond, the high demand for top talent has never been greater. This is especially true of top creative talent. Creative teams bring strategy to life; their work is key in driving the adoption of a product or service. Successfully attracting, recruiting and hiring the best creative talent requires a unique approach. Once hired, leaders need to strike the balance between nurturing creativity and business needs, while developing creatives for peak performance and grooming them for future leadership positions.

As a leader of design teams, Bob brings a unique perspective to our conversation on talent management. He is a practicing designer who lives and works in Silicon Valley. Currently the Head of Product Design at Pinterest, Bob previously spent over eight years at Apple, where he served in senior leadership roles for both Apple’s retail and e-commerce teams. As a Director of Design, Bob led the creative team responsible for the Apple Online Store, the Apple Store app, and the transactional areas of iPhoto and GarageBand.

Prior to Apple, Bob was Director of Design for Yahoo! Search where he led the design team for Yahoo! Answers and other search-centric properties. Bob began his career at Claris Corporation where he was Lead UI Designer for the initial releases of ClarisWorks and MacProject Pro.

Bob is the author of “Making the Web Work”, a detailed resource about the process and practice of interface design for Web applications.

Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in Radio/Television/Film from the University of Texas at Austin as well as a Masters of Liberal Arts from Stanford University.

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About Mariposa Leadership, Inc.

Mariposa Leadership, an executive leadership coaching firm, has served the Bay Area’s most successful companies in Silicon Valley and the SF Bay Area since 1996. High-tech and other demanding industries leverage Mariposa’s individual and executive team coaching programs to accelerate leadership performance.

Wise Talk is Mariposa’s monthly Leadership Forum hosted by CEO/Founder, Sue Bethanis. With more than 100 sessions recorded to date, Wise Talk’s unique dialogue via teleconference features informative interviews with selected experts from around the world and covers the latest in leadership topics such as strategy, customer experience, employee engagement, design thinking and other cutting-edge leadership content.

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Allison Adams