User Savvy

User Savvy is a digital experience consultancy that focuses on engagement, conversion and retention. Our expertise in new product development and customer-led innovation helps firms of all sizes identify and grow critical metrics in key initiatives.

David Wertheimer, principal, brings more than 20 years of strategic leadership and hands-on execution to his work, which focuses on user-centric solutions to business strategies focused on ecommerce and digital media.

Recent work includes an extended tenure as an Entrepreneur in Residence in Citi Ventures D10X, working on early-stage product explorations and validation; product leadership at Pantastic, on B2B2C ecommerce apps and an AI recommendation engine; and digital delivery for Gartner, as the head of product for its core subscription platform and customer mobile app. Now on the product team at Advance Local, David also mentors and coaches startup founders on business and product strategy.

Jump to: Media and Publishing | B2B, Business Services and Corporate | Consumer Brands, B2C and DTC | Startups and Advisory

Gartner. Client website and mobile app. Product development, mobile development, user experience strategy and design, user research, agile scrum team leadership, agency and vendor management, cross-functional team management (in-house)

PR Newswire. Client website. Ecommerce, product strategy, user research, user experience design and prototyping, analytics, agency management, cross-functional team management (in-house)

The Economist. Publication. Creative direction, design, user experience, information architecture, analytics (in-house)

Billboard Magazine. Publication. Design, marketing, advertising, copywriting (in-house)

Internet Retailer. Publication. Strategy, research, testing (agency)

Rodale. Publisher. Information architecture (in-house)

The Hollywood Reporter. Publication. Design, marketing, advertising (in-house). Also Back Stage and Musician Magazine

Adweek. Publication. Design (in-house). Also Brandweek and Mediaweek

Air America. Digital media. Strategy, research (agency)

Action Envelope/ Ecommerce website. Strategy, testing (agency)

BizFilings. Commercial website. Strategy, research, business positioning, testing, analytics (agency)

Citi. Internal website. Strategy, testing (agency)

General Atlantic. Corporate website. Strategy, research (agency)

Screenvision. Corporate website. Strategy, analytics (agency) Ecommerce website. Research, strategy (agency)

Time Inc./Synapse Group. Ecommerce website. Research, strategy (agency; management)

Qwest. Business data platform. Information architecture (agency)

Savitt Partners. Commercial real estate website. Research, strategy (agency)

Citi Ventures. Fintech innovation. Early stage product development, in-market validation, mobile apps, coaching (entrepreneur in residence)

Clarins. Ecommerce and internet marketing. Marketing, ecommerce, strategy, social media, email marketing, multichannel brand positioning, analytics (in-house)

Clarins Fragrance Group. Digital marketing. Marketing, ecommerce, multichannel brand positioning for Thierry Mugler Angel, David Yurman, Azzaro Chrome and others (in-house)

Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions. Ecommerce website. Research, strategy, multichannel brand positioning, user experience (in-house and agency)

Allen School. Education and ecommerce website. Research, strategy (agency)

Lowe's. Ecommerce websites. Strategy, research, testing (agency)

Schwinn. Ecommerce and marketing website. Research, strategy, multichannel brand positioning (agency)

Dean & DeLuca. Ecommerce website. Research, user experience (agency; management)

StriVectin. Ecommerce website. Strategy, user experience (agency; management)

Lester's. Ecommerce website. Research, strategy (agency)

Yahoo! HotJobs. Careers website. Information architecture (in-house)

Chelsea Clock. Ecommerce website. Strategy, research, user experience (agency)

Caché. Ecommerce website. Strategy, research, marketing, testing, social media, email marketing, analytics (agency)

Continental Airlines. Promotional program. Marketing, social media (agency)

Steiner Sports. Ecommerce website. Strategy, research, testing, social media, analytics (agency)

Mikura Pearls Dubai. Ecommerce website. Stratey, user experience (in-house and agency)

Folica. Ecommerce website. Research, strategy, user experience (in-house and agency)

Walden creative project and startup coaching
XRC Labs (Creator Nova and others)
GIANT Innovation (Siemens Energy)
NYU Berkley Center $300K Entrepreneur Competition and Venture Fellows program

, winner of the 2016 NYU New Venture Competition

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