David Hassell is a serial entrepreneur and presently Founder & CEO of 15Five, a SaaS company focused on helping managers and CEOs and get the insights from their people that they need to be highly effective, and to build great teams and organizations. 15Five helps bring attention to things they otherwise would never know allowing them to proactively address issues before they become problems, acknowledge successes, discover great ideas, support their team’s growth and development, and stay tuned in to morale. It does this by gathering feedback from every employee on a weekly basis and bubbling up the key points so managers, executives and CEOs can truly know the pulse of their company.
He formerly served as President of the San Francisco chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO, http://www.eonetwork.org), an International network of entrepreneurs who each have businesses with annual revenues in excess of $1mil, and was named “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know in Silicon Valley” by Forbes, who has also featured him as an expert on entrepreneurship.
In 2004, he co-founded Kite Adventures, an adventure travel company offering guided downwind tours and pro-coached kiteboarding camps in northeast Brazil.
He is also co-founder of Endai Worldwide, a NYC-based Internet marketing and services firm founded in 1999, and served as the company’s CTO through 2006. Endai has been recognized on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.
David Hassell, CEO
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
15Five is a fundamentally new way for businesses to unlock the potential of their entire workforce. Through a lightweight weekly check-in, 15Five delivers everything a manager needs to impact employee engagement and performance, including continuous feedback, objective (OKR) tracking, peer recognition, 1-on-1s, and reviews. Over 1,200 forward-thinking companies on lists like Best Places to Work and INC. 5000 use 15Five to scale their culture and bring out the best in their people.