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Our Team

Dave Viotti

Founder & CEO

Innovation whisperer, boundary crosser, explorer, inventor, and father. Believes in the power of breaking big challenges down into smaller pieces and taking action to achieve results quickly through small bets and small wins.

Guiding Star: Give people tools they need to create positive futures for ALL.

Hidden Talent: “I’m an improvisational comedian and chef (I feel lucky when the jokes get more laughs than my culinary creations!)”

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Dave Viotti is the founder and CEO of SMALLIFY, a global innovation capacity-building organization based in Silicon Valley and practiced around the world. Dave has delivered SMALLIFY Labs and workshops to 30,000 leaders in over 1,000 organizations around the world in the corporate, start-up, government, and non-profit sectors. Dave serves on the faculty of the Executive Leadership Program at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He was on the founding teams for Fuse Corps, the Civic Accelerator at Points of Light, the Collaborative Solutions Lab with the federal government at the Presidio Institute, and the Westly Prize for innovation in California. Career highlights include: U.S. Chief Learning Officer and Corporate Counsel at Sun Microsytems, intellectual property lawyer at Faegre & Benson, Assistant Producer of CNN’s Burden of Proof, Executive Director of the Junior Statesmen Foundation, and Henry Luce Scholar at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Dave received undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in International Relations from Oxford University where he was an Allbritton Scholar. Dave is a long-time practitioner of improv comedy and a devoted chowhound and chef. Dave’s basecamp is Menlo Park, California, though he travels and works around the world (in person or remotely) to support clients and partners who are building positive futures for ALL.

Payton Shubrick

Change agent. Expert at helping organizations adopt new technologies. Passionate about creating sustainable cultures and practices for diversity, belonging, equity, and inclusion in systems, organizations, and teams.

Career Highlight: Founder, R&D Lab, Mass Mutual

Guiding Star: Create inclusive communities where everyone genuinely belongs.

Hidden Talent: “I can make a really good pound cake from scratch.”

Megan Christenson

Maestro of early-stage ventures. Expert in customer discovery. Accelerator of for-profit and social enterprises for growth and large-scale, sustainable impact.

Career Highlight: Founder, The Lean Jane Co.

Guiding Star: Empower purpose-driven problem solvers to move from idea to solution confidently.

Hidden talent: “I can name all 10 styles of pizza you'll find in Chicago.”

Chris Block

Global expert in systems change and network leadership. Curator of collaborative solutions. Passionate about helping leaders think expansively about the future and their power to create it.

Career Highlight: CEO, American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley

Guiding Star: A world where people collaboratively address complexity.

Hidden Talent: “I know what people want before they ask for it.”

Alice Chen

Oracle of individual and team dynamics, executive coach, leadership development strategist, designer, facilitator, holistic wellness counselor, yoga teacher, world traveler.

Career Highlight: Founder, Wayfinding Wisdom

Guiding Star: “I help individuals and organizations develop the confidence and skills they need to find their way through uncharted waters in their work and lives.”

Hidden Talent: “I can spontaneously burst into broadway ballads.”

Aubrey Yee

Futurist, systems thinker, innovator, poet, mother and friend to many. Passionate advocate for positive social transformation. Most at home when imagining new ways of being and living in the world that revel in the sacredness of all life.

Career Highlight: Network Weaver, The Hawaii Leadership Forum (Omdiyar Fellows)

My Guiding Star: A world where everyone feels empowered and capable of imagining and then creating beautiful futures.

My Hidden Talent: “I can find the good in even the worst of situations.”

Kerrie Urosevich

Network builder and societal change agent. Global expert in cross-sector, collective impact networks, conflict resolution and systems design. Believes in the power of transformation through collaboration, conflict, resilience, and rapid innovation.

Career Highlight: Founder, Early Childhood Action Strategies Network + Ceeds of Peace

Guiding Star: Creating peaceful and just communities.

Hidden Talent: “I’m great at unclogging things -- from drains to relationships to complex systems”