Tadeáš Kubát

Vice President of User Experience at Kontent by Kentico

Why I love Kentico

The qualities of openness and transparency aren’t mere marketing clichés; at Kentico, we truly live these values and it’s obvious that everyone here, especially Petr Palas, genuinely cares about other people and their wellbeing. We are not afraid to try new approaches and constantly strive to improve our work at all levels across the whole company. Whenever I need a sounding board, some help, or a second opinion, everyone at Kentico is more than happy to help. Each and every employee is always welcome to share their thoughts and ideas.

My job at Kentico

My job in Kentico is to connect our business with our users’ needs so they fall utterly in love with our product in the process of achieving their business targets. I aim to create an environment that allows my team to deliver the best possible user experience. In the end, it’s up to me to decide where our UX strategy should take us going forward. I collaborate with Martin Michalik and Zbyšek Němec on the vision for our product and how we will accomplish it. The most important thing is to figure out the right mix of new features and quality of user experience that would have the greatest influence on our company’s objectives. Given our strategy and targets for Kontent by Kentico, that is a delicate balance, one which we’re constantly reviewing.

My journey

I have been working with Kentico since 2013. I had previously worked as a UX designer for another B2B software firm, and when my former boss chose to join Kentico to start a UX team, I decided to follow him and jump ship. And it happened to be one of the smartest moves I’ve ever made. Kentico allows me to create a great UX—unfortunately, that’s not necessarily a given in other companies. The work environment and way of working we have at Kentico are exceptional. My first responsibility here was to lead a huge redesign of a product at the time called Kentico EMS. And it was actually the first release that was taken care of by designers. Just about a year later, having proved myself on the field of battle, I was promoted to the UX Team Lead and eventually joined the Executive Team as VP of User Experience at Kontent by Kentico.