Wendy Johansson has joined Publicis Sapient as Group Vice President, Experience Transformation Lead to further Publicis Sapient’s Digital Business Transformation practice capabilities.
Most recently Wendy was a co-founder and VP of Academy and User Experience at Wizeline, a product consulting company. Wendy built and led the global UX design strategy and teams while also pioneering “Wizeline Academy” — a training program to bring high-value computational skills to build and grow tech communities in Mexico, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, Wendy grew Wizeline’s APAC operations, advanced product-centric customer solutions in the region, and expanded Wizeline’s learning culture to local offices in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney.
“Wendy’s honed ability to lead both like a product manager and product designer are especially meaningful as experiences move from expectations of ‘Wow’ to ‘So what have you been doing for me lately?'”
—John Maeda, Global Chief Experience Officer of Publicis Sapient
Prior to joining Wizeline, Wendy built her 15-year career leading UX teams at early-stage startups such as Ooyala and AppNexus. She also serves on the committee for the venture fund of technology services firm, CompuSoluciones and speaks fluent Chinese and Spanish.
Outside of work, Wendy is passionate about felines, food, and females in engineering. She volunteers for global animal rescues, mentors young women in STEM, and has dreams to one day open her own restaurant in the South of France.