Montana Cherney

VP Design, Veryday

For over ten years Montana has led teams as they apply a human-centered approach to innovating within the healthcare space. Her work has included physical, digital and service solutions for emergency disaster management; maternal neonatal and child health; preventative care and wellness; chronic disease management; cancer care; Alzheimer’s Disease; autoimmune diseases; and caregiving for the elderly. She has worked in mature and emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America. Montana's clients and partnerships include Aetna, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Eli Lilly, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Médicins Sans Frontières, Merck, Nokia, P&G, Qualcomm, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Roche, UNICEF and the World Bank.

Montana is currently VP Design at Veryday, New York. She’s previously held roles at Dalberg’s Design Impact Group, frog and Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation. Montana holds a B.A. in Modern Languages and Linguistics from McGill University, a B.F.A. from Cooper Union and an M.I.D. from Rhode Island School of Design.

Veryday is one of the top-ranking design consultancies in the world. The company has an impressive track record for design that has helped build remarkably successful businesses for its clients, including LG, Microsoft, GE Healthcare, 3M, Spotify, BabyBjörn and IKEA. Veryday was founded in 1969 and has a strong commitment to people-driven innovation as a means to enhance quality of life. In 2014 Veryday’s 45-year success story was honored with the highest distinction in the design world the “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year”. Based on deep people insights, the design specialists are creating innovative solutions through products and services in the physical and digital worlds. The company has offices in Stockholm and New York and is represented in London, Singapore and Dubai.