Albert joined NEA in 2015 and is currently a Design Partner. In this role, he works closely with portfolio companies supporting them with product, design, and organizational development strategies and execution.
Albert has a deep background at the intersection of design and business. Prior to NEA he was the Managing Director of IDEO’s New York office, where he brought more than a decade of experience in digital product, communication, and venture design to bear. He specialized in developing new offerings and incubating ventures for clients based on consumer insights in a wide range of industries, including retail, financial services, consumer technology, and fashion. He has worked with companies such as Target, American Express, and Ford. He previously held a Director role at the design firm 2x4, and founded their Asia office in Beijing. Earlier in his career he was a design architect at Frank Gehry’s office.
Albert holds a BA in architecture from U.C. Berkeley, a MFA in graphic design from Yale, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He was also named to Fast Company's 1000 Most Creative People in Business in 2014.