David has extensive experience designing and developing commercial software systems. Most recently he built and led Data Engineering and Data Science at an Ad Tech firm during their transition from a service-oriented business to platform provider. He has been a full product life cycle developer, and he has built teams necessary to scale these processes. He has experience building automated, data-driven, general business systems and data-acquisition/analysis applications in scientific and engineering settings. His tech career is informed by a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology and nine years of research experience in academic and pharmaceutical settings with a focus on using computational neuroscience to bridge micro (molecular and cellular) and macro (behavioral).