Meet the O'Briant Group

We're proud to introduce the O'Briant Group team of world-class strategists, creators, and doers.  

 

Erin OBriant President of the O'Briant Group

Erin Quinn O'Briant

Founder & CEO

A recognized expert in creativity and human-centered innovation, Quinn is a two-time author, former English professor, and ex-Googler. She first learned design thinking as a grad student at Stanford University and was among Google’s first in-house design thinking facilitators. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and an MLA from Stanford University.

Dr. Lee Green

Lee Green, Ed.D.

Vice President, Education

Lee leads O'Briant Group for Education, including design thinking for K-12 educators and OG's Google Applied Digital Skills offerings. He is a Google Certified Innovator who holds an Ed.D. from the University of West Georgia. Lee has served in a variety of roles, including Game Design teacher and Director of Technology. Also pictured: Safi, the OG mascot.

Anett Kaden

Anett Kaden

Program Manager

Anett is an expert in business management and executive support who previously served as an Executive Assistant for the McKinsey Group. An avid surfer, Anett speaks German, Spanish, and English. She handles logistics for the O'Briant Group team.

Cliff Trammell

Cliff Trammell

Design Researcher & Ethnographer

A certified ethnographer, Cliff conducts qualitative research for O'Briant Group clients and leads the GSU Graduate Fellows Program. He owned a top entertainment and events company for more than a decade.

Maurice Black

Maurice Black, Ph.D.

Content Lead

Maurice Black is a writer, editor, and content strategist with extensive experience in publishing, education, and the nonprofit sector. He holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania.

Xavier Hansen

Xavier Hansen

Innovation Project Lead

Xavier is a senior innovation specialist with expertise in building emerging technologies programs, implementing agile methodologies and developing solutions through design thinking. He most recently served as chief of operations of Verizon Labs' AR/VR incubated startup. Xavier is a certified PMP and Scrum Master.

Steven Granieri

Steven Granieri

Visual Designer

As an experienced visual designer and brand identity specialist, Steven has worked globally with industry leaders, tech startups, and small businesses. His academic background in writing and international education helps him deliver superb communication every time. 

Jon Ann Lindsey

Jon Ann Lindsey

Content & UX Strategist

Jon Ann has developed global user-focused content strategy for some of the world's top companies, including Google, PayPal, and Netflix. She was a longtime reporter and editor at the San Jose Mercury News

Anna Baldwin

Anna Baldwin, Google Certified Trainer

Facilitator

Anna holds a master's degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and Certification in Secondary Administration. She has extensive experience working with pre-service and in-service teachers.

Carrie Fisher Siegmund

Carrie Fisher Siegmund, Google Certified Innovator

Facilitator

A former teacher and instructional technologist, Carrie holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Development from the University of Georgia. She serves as a regional Director of Innovation and Learning Design. 
 

Hollie Sisk

Hollie Sisk, Google Certified Innovator & Trainer

Facilitator

A Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Hollie serves as the Director for the Instructional Support and Resources Center at Georgia Southern University. She holds master's degree in instructional technology. 

Nick Romano

Nick Romano

GSU Fellow in Anthropology

A graduate student at Georgia State University in the Department of Anthropology, Nick is the O'Briant Group's Fall 2020 GSU Fellow. He brings a passion for equality and education to the OG team.