Mark Rickmeier

Member Since 2022

Mark Rickmeier



Chicago Area

TXI means Technology. Experience. Innovation. Mark Rickmeier is the Chief Executive Officer at TXI, a product innovation company that specializes in UX research, design, and software development. Over the past 20 years, he has created more than 100 mobile apps, custom-built web applications, and intuitive user experiences and been rated as the leading custom software company in the city by Clutch, an independent market analyst. (Learn more about TXI: He is also the founder of the Walkshop - a multi-day hiking + leadership development experience for executives, thinkers, and entrepreneurs. These conferences offer a dedicated time to go off the grid with peers in your industry, push your limits while staying on your feet, recharge while being offline, develop new leadership skills, and grow deeply human connections. (Learn more at He is the author of the Sticky Note Game ( - a facilitation technique now used by many technology companies to grow the skills of their employees and invest in the overall growth of the organization. He is the creator of the Inclusion Meeting Cards ( - a game designed to foster more inclusive meetings so you can stop the interruptions, silence steamrollers and encourage everyone to have a voice (not just the CEO).


  • Innovation & Growth
  • Product Strategy
  • Design Thinking


February 24th, 2023

Curiouser and curiouser: 3 ways to get more curious as a leader (and how doing so helps retention)

When you combine curiosity and commitment, you can keep employees around and send the right message to new prospects.

January 24th, 2023

3 steps toward radical transparency—and how a transparent culture boosts employee retention

To keep employees around, organizations have to build a culture of radical transparency that inspires trust, engagement, and loyalty. Let’s walk through three steps that can help.

November 18th, 2022

Nervous about public speaking? 15 steps to prepare confidently

Apply these strategies to cover your points and connect with the audience. 



TXI is a strategy and product firm helping clients close the gap between ambition and reality. That means helping our clients BUILD THE RIGHT THING (with product strategy, user research, rapid prototyping and testing) and BUILD THE THING, RIGHT (Visual and interaction design and custom software development). Over 20 years of experience building integrated web applications, mobile apps, and custom digital experiences. Since 2002, we've partnered with the Fortune 100, starts-ups in Singapore and Tokyo, industry leaders in London and LA, and mission driven non-profits in our hometown of Chicago. These partners trust TXI to deliver innovative solutions that drive their businesses forward. That trust runs deep - creating partnerships that have lasted over a decade and public reviews awarding us as the #1 custom software developer in Chicago. Our UX research and product strategy teams help your product owners innovate, rapidly prototype, and validate new ideas for the business. And when you're ready to move quickly, our design and development teams collaborate in an agile fashion to quickly deliver results to production. This trusted process has allowed our partners to focus on their business objectives and move more quickly and flexibly than ever before. Learn more:


  • Software Engineering
  • UX Design
  • Product Management