Fintech Unicorn Neon Appoints Bay Area Tech Veteran to Role of Chief Design Officer
Neon, a fintech firm and digital bank focusing on improving the lives of working Brazilians, announced its appointment of Koji Pereira as Chief Design Officer. Pereira, who formerly worked at Twitter as a senior product design manager, will now be in charge of Neon’s financial product design.
With its current round of funding, Neon recently earned unicorn status, believing that everybody needs a bright future. The company was set up to reduce injustice and promote changes in the lives of its clients and Brazil as a whole.
“Getting the chance to design a device with such a wonderful cause – to lessen inequities in Brazil – piqued my interest and that I fell in love with,” says Koji Pereira, Neon’s new Chief Styling Officer. “At Neon, my main emphasis will be to use my inclusive design knowledge to guarantee we produce products that are accessible to everyone.” I’m also looking forward to working with a team in Brazil and continuing to establish a distributed team that comprises excellent talent from the United States, Brazil, and other nations.”
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Pereira has over 20 years of item design skills, including leadership roles at Twitter and Lyft. He also spent a long time at Google, where he led Google’s Layout for Files and started various products, along with Camera Go, Android T.V. Data Saver, and Google Spaces.
Pereira has a BFA and an M.S. from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and specialties from Harvard, MIT, and the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Systems (CIID). Pereira has also received honors from the MIT Media Lab’s Design Contest, Mobile World Congress, and the Webby Prizes.
Neon acknowledges the vast pool of bright technology workers in the United States and tries to capitalize on it, anticipating that its goal-driven mission will appeal to a broad range of job seekers. Through the ‘Neon everywhere’ concept, launched in January, Neon revealed its new adjusted job paradigm. This project will make it easier for the new Chief Design Officer to lead his organization from his existing residence in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States.