24 years experience

13 years managing teams

26 people was my largest team

40+ products built


Brian McConnell is a results-oriented design leader, adept at building cross-functional partnerships, managing change, and driving innovation. He brings an entrepreneurial mindset to the enterprise, and scaling experience to startups.

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Disney Streaming / MLB Advanced Media

Senior Director, Product Design

April 2018 - August 2023

I joined Disney through its acquisition of BAMTech to launch its new streaming businesses.

Director, Product Design

September 2015 - April 2018

I joined MLB Advanced Media as they began a transformation from an in-house team to a $4B acquisition exit for ownership.

Disney Projects
MLBAM Projects

Voxnest / BlogTalkRadio

Sr. Director, Product & UX

September 2010 - April 2015

Director of UX Design

December 2010 - December 2013

BUZZD City Guide

Director of UX

August 2009 - August 2010

Led the design of Buzzd’s mobile city guide. Utilized user-centered practices, directed brand redesign, project managed agile development process.

Edelman Digital

Technical Director

April 2007 - October 2008

Managed a team of 4 web developers. Led engineering efforts for client projects, business development, UX design, software architecture design, and mentored junior developers.


Senior User Interface Developer

March 2006 - April 2007

Motionbox created a novel UI for editing and sharing short clips of video. I prototyped and developed new interfaces in Flash and HTML.

Kageki Group

Founder & Principal

Jan 2000 - Dec 2005

Founded & led a 4-person digital agency mostly serving music industry clients.

Cambridge Technology Partners

UX Design Technologist

October 1999 - April 2000

Designed & built advanced interfaces and interactive installations.

Notable Clients

Ford, Walmart, GMAC

Xceed / Reset

UX Design Technologist

September 1998 - October 1999

Developed interactive applications and websites.


CBS News, Warner Brothers Pictures, Interscope Records, HBO

Odd Jobs

Launched a popup in Brooklyn called "Unicorn Tacos"

Led diving excursions in Grand Cayman

Lighting tech at legendary nightclub Filter 14 née Mother

Even Jobs

Shelter Island Sound, The Plant

Flying colors

Sold computers at a big box store in the late 1900s


New York University

Bachelor of Music

Graduated 1999

Major in Music Business & Technology