Rechis is a Twitter alum, where he led the development of Twitter’s mobile platform and has since worked with several industry powerhouses as an interaction designer, product manager and head of product. He was a member of the Android launch team at Google, and he’s played a key role in strategy and design for Kickstarter and Etsy, to name a few.
Rechis is a familiar face in Cornell Tech’s Studio, where he leverages his extensive experience designing platforms with engineers and is a hands-on mentor to both our computer science and MBA students as they work together on company and start-up projects.
His focus is on product design, ensuring that students think not just about the technical systems they’re building but about the user experience. Rechis helps students connect their engineering and business backgrounds with product design to produce new products and companies that have real impact. He is also active in the NY Tech industry, working at YouNow and advising for Spring and Classpass.
This studio-based course helps students learn about and develop product management (PM) skills by putting those abilities immediately to use on their Startup Studio projects. In each session, students learn about a different aspect of product management, product design, or technology development, then practice applying it to their Startup Studio projects, working in the Studio with their project teams and with the help and critique of the practitioner instructors and sometimes visiting practitioners. By the end of the semester, students will have developed and practiced many of the fundamental product management skills required to develop new technology products, and their Startup Studio projects will have greatly benefited from the practice.