David Youssefnia, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Uplevel, is responsible for infusing organizational science into the Uplevel platform so managers and engineers can do their best work. Prior to co-founding Uplevel, David founded and sold the successful consulting firm Critical Metrics, retained by leading companies to help improve engagement and manager and team effectiveness. He has also served as an advisor to several technology companies in the HR and consumer analytics space. Earlier in his career, he helped build an employee research practice at Mercer, a global consulting firm. David holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the City University of New York. When he’s not geeking out on organizational science and technology, you can find him tinkering around in a kitchen (past projects include home-made pastrami and smoked trout). David lives in Seattle with his wife, three kids and a dog.