Gordon Ching is a Canadian Design Strategist, Operator, and Management Thinker. Gordon brings strategic leadership and managerial expertise to unlocking design’s value in driving product development excellence and business success. He is the Founder of Design Executive Council building the network dedicated to advancing the design executive profession in Silicon Valley and beyond. Through the DEC, Gordon is partnering with chief design officers and design executives of the world’s most successful public companies and venture-backed startups to advance the relationship between design and business. Gordon was previously the Design Operations Manager at Affirm, Design Operations Lead at Fast, Product Design and Research Lead at Synchrony, Global Marketing Strategist at Apple, and Chief Digital Officer at AIESEC International. Gordon holds a Master’s in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a Bachelor’s in Human Geography from Simon Fraser University. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Gordon worked internationally in Europe before settling in San Francisco, California.