• Thinker - Doer - Mentor
    Product & UX
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Scott McDowell

My 20 year career spans traditional print, web, mobile and emerging technologies. I'm currently the Head of Product Management and User Experience at Tongal, a platform that's changing the way content (TV Ads, Digital Video, Music Videos, etc.) gets created. Previously, I served as Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer for OneSpring, a Requirements Agency I co-founded in 2005. OneSpring specialized in Product, User and Technical Requirements definition that was differentiated through the use of Software Visualization. My responsibilities spanned numerous areas from defining service offerings, business development, innovation management, IT operations and most importantly – delighting the customer. As a consultant I've had the great pleasure of helping nearly 70 Fortune 500 companies, Federal Agencies, NGOs and startups turn their visions into successful products.

"If you're lucky enough to do well, it's your responsibility to send the elevator back down." - Kevin Spacey


Below are a few examples from the 100+ projects I've worked on.


Business & Strategic Skills

  • Mentoring: 7 Years
  • Business Development: 12 Years
  • Product Management: 12 Years
  • UX Design: 17 Years
  • Web and Digital Solutions: 20 Years

Technical & Tactical Skills

  • Swift iOS: 1 Year
  • Axure: 8 Years
  • iRise: 12 Years
  • HTML/CSS: 17 Years
  • Photoshop: 20+ Years

I'm available as a Product & UX Mentor

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  • Present
  • Tongal

    2013 – Present
    Head of Product and User Experience

    As a key member of the leadership team, I participate in all decisions relating to user experience, product design and overall product strategy. My role is two positions in one: Head of Product Management and Head of User Experience.

    As Head of Product Management my responsibilities include:
    • Lead the planning, definition and launch of multiple products and features.
    • Develop and communicate product priorities across the company.
    • Define and manage a multi-year Product Roadmap.
    • Collaborate with Engineering, Design, Community, & Sales teams to build the best platform experiences for our Community and Clients.

    As Head of User Experience my responsibilities include:
    • Integrate usability studies, research and market analysis into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction.
    • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products.
    • Understand strategic and competitive position in the market and deliver products that are recognized best in the industry.
    • Direct the creative team(s) at our interactive agencies in the design and development of digital concepts, prototypes, and production ready consumer experiences.

  • Beachbody

    2012 – 2013 (Consulting Contract)
    Executive Advisor & UX Strategist/Designer

    After selling my equity in OneSpring. I did a brief stint as an independent consultant and my first client was Beachbody. At Beachbody I provided user/customer experience strategy and implementation services. This included crafting new experiences on the Team Beachbody site, Shakeology.com site, Beachbody Challenge and several mobile applications.

    As an Executive Advisor my responsibilities included:
    • Weekly meetings with Beachbody's Chief Technology Officer.
    • Led UX efforts on key platform enhancements.
    • Introduced rapid prototyping to better align stakeholder vision and actually deliverables.

    As a User Experience Strategist & Designer my responsibilities included:
    • User Research for multiple projects.
    • Define Information Architecture & Design patterns.
    • Created rapid prototypes and wireframes to communicate the user and business needs as it pertains to user experience deliverables
    • Collaborate with Engineering, Design, & Brand teams to build engaging and high producing digital products

  • OneSpring

    2005 – 2012
    Co-founder & Chief Experience Officer

    Co-founded a User Experience and Product Requirements Agency. Took the company from inception to over $5M in gross annual revenues prior to selling my equity. As a co-founder I wore every hat in the company (with the exception of accounting), my tenure provided a wide range of experiences. These included defining service offerings, business development, human resources, account/project management, IT operations, marketing, brand evangelism and innovation management. In addition to building and growing the company I also provided daily user experience design & creative services to dozens of clients and maintained a billability rate of over 80% and well over 100% utilization rate.

  • Macquarium

    2004 – 2005
    Solutions Architect

    As a Solutions Architect with Macquarium my role was a hybrid one that combined both the informational design discipline of an Information Architect with the problem solving acumen of a Business Analyst.

  • Wildcard System (acquired by FIS)

    2001 – 2004
    Information Architect / Product Manager

    Accountable for the design and architecture of web based applications that support WildCard's many consumer and commercial clients in the stored value market as well as internal clients. Demonstrated skill in leading design and evaluation of product architectures and interfaces through concept to completion

  • eSavio

    1999 – 2001
    Sr. Consultant / Sr. Internet Producer

  • KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint)

    1996 – 1999
    Sr. Consultant


A few of the clients I've had the pleasure to work with:




One of my greatest passions / hobbies is market and stock analysis; I have an odd talent, if you can call it that, for recognizing patterns. Over the past few years I've turned my focus onto one particular stock, Facebook. Since then the stock is up over 300% from it's all time low back in 2012. Below is a model that I use to measure trading zones (breakouts and breakdowns).


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