PALO ALTO, Calif., PRNewswire – Speck Design announced today that CEO Elisa Jagerson has purchased the fifteen year old, Silicon Valley-based, product design firm from its co-founders, all of whom have agreed to serve on the Board and will remain active in the company. Jagerson was appointed CEO of Speck Design by the Board of Directors in March 2009. In the past two years, she has grown the company by more than 100% through the addition of seasoned staff in research, engineering, design and sales, expanding on the services available and creating a true, full-service design firm that addresses all product development needs from concept to end user.
An alumna of Princeton and Wharton School of Business, Elisa has spent her career running and investing in services companies, and recognized in Speck Design the opportunity to expand on a successful business by directly aligning Speck's and its client's business goals.
"It's my philosophy that for us to succeed, we need to ensure our client's success with their product in the market. That's our guiding principle," said Elisa Jagerson, CEO of Speck Design. "That's why we feel it's critical to offer services for every stage of the complete product design process, so we can work as a true partner to help address every possible design challenge and positively impact each client's bottom line."
Long known for excellence in design and craftsmanship, in recent years Speck Design broadened its service offerings in response to clients to include design research, industrial design, graphic design, packaging, engineering, testing and transfer to manufacturing services in the fields of medical, consumer and industrial products, cleantech and datacom systems. Speck also began expanding its presence nationally.
"I am a great believer in the importance of partnership and communication," said Jagerson. "At Speck we work in collaboration with our clients as a trusted extension of their team, committed to developing the best possible products for them. We are egoless, choosing instead to focus completely on our client's needs. That's why so many of our clients return to us time and time again. The Speck Design team is an uncommonly dedicated and talented group of professionals. I am thrilled to have taken this step and excited at the possibilities before us."
Elisa also serves on the boards of companies and nonprofits including PartsRiver, Remedy Interactive, and Astia.