About ZADA


Zane Gibbs

Ph.D.  //  Design Futurist   //  Product & Brand Strategist  //  Race Car Driver //  DJ

Zane’s life experiences have had a profound impact on his life. From growing up in a single-parent household in the projects, to failing high-school geometry, to completing a Ph.D. with a speciality in Quantum Field Theory, Zane views challenges as opportunities to transform and failures as an opportunity to learn.

He desires to share his unique perspective on empathy, combined with skills and talents that he acquired over his more than 22 year corporate career, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of others. Zane has had the unique opportunity to touch almost every facet of innovation from technology assessment, corporate strategy, product design and development, brand management, packaging, and consumer futures.

In his "free time," Zane enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, thankful for the joy that they both bring to his life. DJ-ing his way through college to pay tuition, Zane’s passion for music lives on today. And when life’s too slow … Zane hops in his race car for some thrills!

Our THINKER values fuel our human approach to work and life.

  • Transparency:

    We operate with no hidden agendas.

  • Humility:

    We are confident yet unpretentious.

  • Integrity:

    We are honest and do the right thing.

  • Nimble:

    We adapt quickly to change.

  • Know-How:

    We honor the application of knowledge.

  • Empathy:

    We relate through a deep sense of connection.

  • Respect:

    We operate with the highest regard for others.