Matthew Gaeta

Matthew Gaeta

London, United Kingdom
Member since April 4, 2019
For the better part of a decade, Matthew has been launching innovative software applications as a product manager in the fintech space. The products that he's launched have reached millions of people and have set new standards for digital experiences in the financial services industry. Matthew has worked with early-stage startups as well as large fortune 500 companies, where he guides UX, research, business cases, roadmaps, and execution.
Matthew is now available for hire
Project Highlights
Expertise
  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • Agile
  • Banking & Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Mobile
  • Mobile Banking
  • Product Owner
  • Scrum
Education
Employment
  • Product Manager
    2015 - PRESENT
    Marcus by Goldman Sachs
    • Crafted the initial designs, conducted user and market research, built business cases, defined the MVPs, maintained product roadmaps, and managed the development to launch.
    • Led the redesign and re-architecture of the entire website which was frequented by 100,000s of visitors every day.
    • Launched the account management features for the first ever consumer financial product from Goldman Sachs (personal loans).
    • Defined and launched a free set of debt and credit management tools to help people understand their financial standing and increase financial literacy.
    • Built a business case ahead of an acquisition that brought millions of users to Marcus by Goldman Sachs.
  • Product Manager
    2013 - 2015
    Itemize Corporation
    • Transformed a company from being a strictly B2B business by launching user-facing web and mobile apps, standing up a B2C revenue stream.
    • Hired and managed a team of offshore mobile developers and in-house front-end development/design team.
    • Oversaw regular updates and releases to the App Store which saw increased app installs from hundreds total to over 20,000 per month with a 30% retention rate.
    • Introduced user testing and customer research to validate hypotheses in fledgling B2C business.
    • Responsible for the UX, user and market research, app launch timelines, roadmaps, milestone updates, and setting up beta testing environments essential for growth and investor relations.
Project History
  • Credit and Debt Tools for Marcus by Goldman Sachs
    Led the product design, development, and launch of credit and debt tools: a free service that's helped 100,000s of users

    To coincide with the launch of personal loans from Goldman Sachs's new consumer bank, Marcus, I launched a set of free credit score monitoring and debt management tools to execute the mission of Marcus—to become a digital bank that is on the customer's side.

    I owned the MVP feature definitions and designs, influenced the scope of qualitative testing, identified necessary vendor relationships and negotiated contract terms, and managed a team of developers to deliver ahead of schedule.

    The product is free to all Marcus customers, and the MVP features I defined still function in the iteration live today used by 100,000s of people.

  • Itemize Mobile App
    Designed and launched the mobile app for Itemize, introducing B2C revenue streams to a formerly strictly B2B-offering company

    I built the business case and pitched the notion of a B2C offering through a mobile app of my own design to the CEO and leadership team.

    I also hired and managed a geographically diverse team of mobile developers, front-end developers, and designers to bring my mockups to reality and launch.

    Ultimately, I was responsible for research, testing, sprint executions, App Store submissions, and vigorous product improvements which brought about an increase in app installs from a few hundred at launch to over 20,000 per month before I left the company.

    The design and features developed in this time are still in production use for that company today.

  • Front-end Re-architecture and Redesign for Marcus by Goldman Sachs
    Led the brand and design for the entire website via the development of templates and components in the newest version of AEM.

    I led a team that introduced a design system across all of Marcus—we set rules for when specific layouts, images, and interactions must be used to ensure consistency throughout the experience.

    The design system was also an opportunity for this team to bring various product experiences across Marcus back to a common ground, unifying the look and feel for all things Marcus.

    The implementation of this design system was also an opportunity for this team to upgrade the version of AEM that site is built on. I managed the team that rebuilt the entire site at the template and component level with the new designs in mind, in a way that allows business and content managers to stand up new landing pages without dependencies on the development team or development sprint cycles.

    The result was a fresh feel for the website, a measure toward confident design consistency, reduced latency on page loads, and the ability to test/create marketing/content updates on-the-fly to marked business value.

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Political Science
    2008 - 2012
    University of Delaware - Newark, D, USAE

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