Spruce Director of Design Featured in Built in NYC's 'Women in Tech'

Courtney O'Connell, Director of Design

We're absolutely thrilled that Courtney O'Connell, our Director of Design, was featured in Built in NYC's recent article. Court's passion for making people’s lives easier through product design and implementation is infectious, and we're so proud she's part of the Spruce family. Get insights on her career journey in tech below.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in tech?

Throughout my career, I’ve been guided by a singular focus: simplifying complex problems to empower users. I’m passionate about industries that are core to peoples’ lives, like job search, finance, and real estate. All are notoriously complex. These products focus on modernizing and simplifying concepts, facilitating better outcomes, and saving people time and money. I believe this is where the true democratization of technology exists.

What do you love most about your tech career? Any specific aspects of your job that really make you light up?

I pursued a career in tech because I love fast-paced and collaborative work environments, iterative approaches to solving problems, innovative work, and ambitious missions focused on enabling and empowering people. The abundance of opportunity is thrilling. However, my greatest privilege, honor, and joy always comes back to seeing the impact of my work on peoples’ daily lives.

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