President: Jeff Schueler
Jeff Schueler founded Usability Sciences in 1988. In this leadership role, he has helped shape the Usability and User Experience marketplace by helping start professional associations such as the UPA, speaking at key industry events, and providing insight to television and print media. Prior to founding Usability Sciences, Jeff held various management roles at IBM where he spent the first 20 years of his career. Several career altering events at IBM led him to seek alternatives, and the result was Usability Sciences. Jeff is a former engineering officer in the United States Navy and has a Bachelor of Science from Muhlenberg College. His outside interests include a never ending search for great red wines under $15, exercise, and bass fishing.
Chief Strategy Officer: Roger Beynon
Roger Beynon joined Usability Sciences as our Chief Strategy Officer in 2001 from Gulliver Ritchie Associates (GRA), a training and consulting company he helped establish in 1987. Roger and his two partners sold GRA to publicly-traded Provant Inc. in 1998. As Chairman of GRA, Roger helped grow the business from a three-person venture to a 125-employee operation. While with GRA, Roger conceived and deployed proprietary programs on Change Management, and Relationship Building and Trust, topics he has written and spoken about extensively. Before starting GRA, Roger worked as a freelance writer and as a speech writer. Roger has a Masters degree in Radical Intellectual Thought in the Seventeenth Century English revolution. He’s still not sure why.
Chief Financial Officer: Hub Bares
Hub Bares joined Usability Sciences in 2008 and has overall leadership responsibility for finance and administration for the company. Prior to joining Usability Sciences, Hub served in the same capacity for Intec Telecom Systems and held financial roles for CHR Solutions and GTE (now Verizon). Along his career, he has been involved extensively in mergers, acquisitions and transition management with software and technology businesses. Hub has a Masters degree in business administration from the University of Washington and an Accounting degree from California State University at Fresno. Hub has given up 10 years of training and marathon races for horseback riding, which is easier on his knees if he can just stay in the saddle.
Vice President of Customer Experience: Scott Kincaid
Scott Kincaid started at Usability Sciences 20+ years ago with a lofty goal to make the world a little more intuitive, one bit at a time. As to be expected in small companies, he has worn many hats including; Researcher, Operations Manager, Sales Engineer, salesforce.com admin, Executive. In his time of user research consulting, Scott worked for a wide range companies including Salesforce, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, and Dell. In addition to his consulting experience at USC, Scott spent 4 years as the Director of User Research within the R&D group at salesforce.com in San Francisco. While the corporate life was a great experience, Scott eventually migrated back “home” to Usability Sciences to be closer to family and get back into consulting. When not at work, Scott can be found mountain biking on the trails around Dallas (yes, there are actually mountain biking trails in Texas!) or at home with his wife and three kids.