Sesh is a neuroscience-based people development company.

 

we impart practices and create technologies that aid communication and increase performance across domains

our values

balance

efficiencies create more work/home balance and the opportunity for a ‘third way’, rather than conforming to the binary thought that only two opposing possibilities exist in any given scenario

 

humanity

we want to put humans back into the learning and working process. using augmented intelligence, we can put people back in control of their work

 

transparency

trust and transparency are a virtuous circle. transparency creates trust. trust creates a more effective learning and working environment

 

empathy

putting yourself in someone else’s shoes only changes your point of view, however, seeing the world through someone else’s eyes creates a whole new perspective

 

growth mindset

accepting neuroplasticity, our capacity to change our minds - and brains - all our lives. having a growth mindset takes advantage of that mechanism. internal growth can be balanced by external growth in terms of business and market

 

curiosity

we ignite curiosity in the world. this supercharges learning, critical thinking, research, judgment, debate, empathy, understanding biases and every single skill people need to succeed

our team

David Dorfman

co-founder & ceo

David is a proven business leader with over 18  years of international business and development experience across disciplines. he has served as a strategic advisor to many startup founders and teams and has helped raise $60M+ in funding for early stage ventures, technology transfer and licensing, laboratory research, capital investment, scholarship, and research programs


“Efficiency, empathy and communication drives productivity. By honing these skills and  focusing on positive outcomes for everyone, we can make many small contributions to our collective progress. Sesh is a manifestation of my desire to bring this to the world.”

cauri jaye

co-founder & chief technology innovation officer

cauri is a technologist, futurist and instructor with over 26 years building green field technology and training business teams at startups and fortune 100 companies. he has led on over 100 tech projects in Europe and America from gesture controlled technology to the augmented reality department at National Geographic. he specialises in frontier tech that helps companies solve intractable problems with nascent technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented/virtual reality

“My obsession with the first principles of success led me to the creation of Sesh. Curiosity and lifelong learning can solve any problem and unlock any door”

Kevin Woolery

co-founder & chief software architect & data scientist

as an avid technologist and entrepreneur, Kevin began writing code at age nine and his software has since contributed to several high-profile entertainment, infrastructure and publishing systems. he began his career in computer switch maintenance for the U.S. Air Force and soon went on contribute to the creation of the world’s first Content Delivery Network (CDN), which is still deployed over 20 years later as the Century Link CDN



“During my career as a technical leader, I’ve spent the majority of my time focused on software and systems engineering with the goal of increasing scale and profit. I joined Sesh because the goal of the company goes beyond money, which, of course, is necessary, but rather building products that help move humanity in a positive direction through education and insight.”

Sierra Dowd

head of marketing & community

Sierra brings 12 years of marketing, eCommerce, community and communications expertise to businesses and entrepreneurs at the intersection of beauty, fashion, entertainment and tech.  prior to launching Los Angeles-based consulting firm SVP House, Sierra was the director of eCommerce partnerships at Beautycon, a globally-recognized community for Gen Z and Millennial content creators


“An underlying theme throughout my career has been empowering people and businesses through education and emotional intelligence training. Each product that Sesh develops not only encompasses both education and EQ, but exhibits the unimagined power of each. Sesh is changing the way the world learns and interpersonally connects, and I am honored to be a part of that.”

Jennifer Fox

head of product & operations

Jen is an imaginative and passionate product manager with 9+ years experience  working in startups, AdTech companies, and agencies alike. her extensive experience in  sales, client services, operations, and now, product management has awarded her indispensable collective knowledge which she finds key for successful product and technology development.  Jen is also a certified Agile team facilitator; helping teams to collaborate, problem solve and scale their agile process


“Early in my career I learned the importance of lifelong learning as a mindset. Working at Sesh is my way of paying this forward to those who have not been so lucky. Sesh is challenging conventional learning and working strategies to help professionals develop tools to work smarter. Sesh is for those who say to themselves ‘there’s got to be a better way of doing this,’ because there is, and I want to be a part of that solution.”

Serena Epstein

user experience researcher

Serena is a qualitative researcher with a design background and 11 years creating delightful, user-centered experiences. she’s a passionate advocate for science, accessibility, and inclusive design practices, with a master’s degree in human-computer interaction and design. Serena spends her free time running a small retail business, fundraising for environmental and human rights nonprofits, and singing to her houseplants


“For me, the practice of empathy has always been central to building inclusive experiences. I love that our work at Sesh brings social intelligence and impactful communication within reach for everyone, making large scale institutional change accessible and achievable. I’m continually inspired by my talented, thoughtful teammates and the potential impact of our work on the world around us”

Luca Michelini

senior software engineer

full stack software engineer with 15 years experience. from the day Luca was gifted his first Commodore VIC 20, coding has been his biggest passion. so much so, that he even writes code in his free time

"In the last few years I’ve taken an interest in psychology and emotional awareness but as a software engineer those paths often didn’t cross. Sesh has given me an opportunity to blend these interests and discover exciting and useful
applications."

Herick Oliveira

senior software engineer

Herick is a professional software developer with 11 years experience in Fullstack roles and a strong inclination towards frontend (deliberately so)

simply put, he loves to turn beautiful designs into a reality and observe how the quality of his development work is able to positively impact people’s day-to-day lives. Herick is a people first developer, whether his work is helping them become more efficient in their role or creating a more pleasurable experience, he takes close note of what works and what doesn’t for each individual person


“With Sesh I feel like we take that challenge of meeting people where they are, to the next level and really incorporate our learnings into our daily jobs. We’re paying attention to the things that matter, not just trying to be the next agile company you hear about.”

Armen Kherlopian, Ph.D

advisor

serves as Chief Science Officer at Genpact and has provided high impact Data Science advisory for Global Fortune 100 companies and government organizations such as NASA. he is a co-founder of the Data Science Bowl, the largest data challenge for social good, and a co-author of the Field Guide to Data Science, which has over 25,000 copies in distribution.

he holds a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Algorithms from Columbia University, a PhD in Biophysics with a focus on Machine Learning from Cornell University, and completed a fellowship in High Performance Computing with a focus on Artificial Intelligence at Princeton University

Amit Goldenberg, Ph.D

advisor

assistant professor at Harvard Business School (NOM) and a psychologist by training. his research focuses on the role of emotions in social interactions, particularly in the context of social and political issues

one line of his work examines emotional dynamics between people and their contribution to group behavior such as conflicts and collective action. a second line of work focuses on how social interactions contribute to the regulation of emotions. a third line of work focuses specifically on the interaction between emotions and technology

to examine questions in these three lines of work, he employs a multi-method approach that integrates behavioral experiments, analysis of data from digital media, and computational modeling

Amit received his Ph.D from Stanford University under the supervision of James Gross. before that, he worked as a journalist and a writer. in 2016, his first novel ‘A City Forsaken’ (עיר הנידחת) was published in Israel by Keter Publishing House

Jorge Barraza, Ph.D

advisor

assistant professor of consumer psychology at the University of Southern California (USC), specializing in applying psychology and neuroscience to understanding and predicting consumer behavior.

Dr. Barraza has published numerous articles on emotion, behavioral neuroscience, and the use of stories to influence costly decisions

Ross Hale

advisor

veteran software product development team leader and CTO who has overseen teams of 100+ developers. his life's work is helping to create authentic, creative, fun, and effective software development teams and cultures

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