Let me tell you a little bit about myself.


Informal version

Why is it always so hard to write about yourself? I think that society has conditioned us to list off a list of accomplishments because somehow we are defined by what we have done in a previous life—similar to the debate around how many championships an athlete has won.

I prefer to think about life based on the values that I live by; not what I have done, but what I am doing to make the world better. Here’s a list that I will keep adding to:

  • I’m both lucky and fortunate
  • Humans are amazing
  • Life: easy to complicate, hard to simplify
  • There is no substitute for hard work and dedication
  • Everyone makes mistakes, but how you get up matters
  • There are a lot of reasons to smile


Formal version

David is always excited about the adventures ahead. He currently spends most of his time: 1) co-founding Sonix, a leading automated transcription company, 2) advising startups, 3) teaching fitness, and 4) meeting new people in all walks of life.

David recently served as the Head of Design and was Employee #1 at Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll), a world-class HR company building payroll and benefits software for small and medium businesses. David has started two previous companies and spent over 8 years helping small businesses market themselves through Internet advertising.

David holds an Electrical Engineering and an Economics degree from Stanford University.

In his spare time, David loves photography and specializes in portraiture, sports, and landscapes. You can see David running along the sidelines at Stanford football games photographing the action while rooting loudly for his alma mater.

David helps the Bay Area celebrate special moments: David professionally launches fireworks for the city of San Francisco. David also has been part of the confetti crew for celebrations including championship parades for the San Francisco Giants 2010, 2012, & 2014 and Golden State Warriors in 2015 & 2017.

David loves fitness and teaches spin and core classes at WheelHouse, a gym in the Financial District in San Francisco. You’ll usually find him riding his road bike through Marin during the summer and skiing in Tahoe during the winter.

David loves chocolate, ice cream, and particularly enjoys chocolate ice cream.