Brandon Schauer is the head of Adaptive Path, the influential experience design consultancy and producer of annual design conferences such as UX Week, the Managing Experience Conference, and the Service Experience Conference.

As of October 2014, Brandon lead the Adaptive Path team to become a part of Capital One, working to create great human experiences that change banking for good. There he leads what’s arguably the largest internal service design team in the U.S., guides the sustained program Adaptive Path conferences, and created AdaptivePath.org to help non-profits transform communities through design.

Brandon holds two master-level degrees from schools with the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received a Master of Design from the Institute of Design in Chicago where he studied design planning. Concurrently, he graduated with a MBA from the Stuart School of Business. He holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Brandon is a past editor for the Institute of Design’s Perspectives on Design and Strategy. He’s a co-author of Subject to Change: Creating Great Products and Services for an Uncertain World. And Brandon has a love of Excel that is unnatural for a designer.