Our Team

Executive Leadership

We are a team of experts who are passionate about behavioral science, data, AI, technology, experiential learning, and improving human performance. By combining our experience and expertise in these areas for our customers, we work together to unlock and elevate human potential.

Meet Our Team

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Noah Zandan


Noah is the CEO and co-founder of Quantified, and a pioneer in applying behavioral science and AI to elevate human performance. Under Noah’s leadership, Quantified has become the global standard for developing people’s ability to thrive and excel professionally in a society where extraordinary skill development opens the doors to influence, connection, and success. Noah is a best-selling author of Insights into Influence and he has delivered main-stage TED and TED-Ed Talks with over 20 million views. Noah formerly specialized in quantitative analysis on Wall Street for Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, and for Private Equity firm Brentwood Associates. He has an Economics degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Charla Kunkel


Charla leads engineering development at Quantified, including our software platform, security, and artificial intelligence, and machine learning delivery. She brings over 20 years of experience in building SaaS software, enterprise analytics, and AI software. Before Quantified, Charla was Managing Director at Charles Schwab responsible for authentication for all of Schwab's lines of business, and held engineering leadership positions at Sogeti, Frog, Bluefly, and Dell.

Russ Somers

Russ Somers


Russ leads marketing for Quantified. He brings over 20 years of experience in marketing business-to-business SaaS products across a variety of industries. Before Quantified, Russ was the CMO of Lytho and VP of Marketing at TrustRadius, TrendKite (acquired by Cision), sonarDesign, and Invodo (acquired by CoCreativ). Russ' earlier roles were in product marketing, pricing, and analytics at Dun & Bradstreet, Dell, and Sabre Holdings. He has a BA in Sociology and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Hallie Lynch


Hallie brings over 10 years of experience in services, account, and relationship management across industries. Prior to joining Quantified, Hallie was in the Private Bank of J.P. Morgan. She loves working with executives, enterprises, and organizations to develop leadership and behavioral skills for today's business environment and workforce expectations. Hallie has a BA in English from Princeton University, and an MBA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business.

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John McGrew


John brings over a decade of experience leading customer success and customer support teams to Quantified and our customers. He is sharply focused on ensuring enterprise clients realize convincing value and ROI. John most recently launched customer success at Accruent and Club OS. He holds a B.S. from TCU and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Board of Directors

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Erik Huddleston


Eric is an active Board Member and provides strategic insights into our GTM strategy at Quantified. He is currently the CEO of Aprimo, a marketing automation company. He was previously the CEO of media analytics firm TrendKite, leading the company through a successful acquisition by Cision PR where he then served as President. Erik is an expert in early-stage company growth, go-to-market strategies, product development, and operational leadership. Before leading TrendKite, he ran Product for Sprinklr after the merger with Social analytics firm Dachis Group. Erik studied at the University of Texas at Austin in the Plan II Honors Program.

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Peter Zandan, Ph.D.


Peter leads our data science efforts at Quantified. He is an entrepreneur and expert in the field of data science and analytics. Peter is an investor, board member, and executive advisor to numerous for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and serves as Global Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton Communications Firm. Peter founded and was CEO of Intelliquest, a publicly-traded information firm. He also founded and was CEO of Zilliant, a pricing analytics firm. Peter has a Ph.D. in Evaluation Research and an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin.

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Thomas Babcock


Thomas has 14 years of relevant SaaS investing and investment banking experience. He has sat on the board of Marsello, Ecwid, Pathgather (acquired by Degreed) and Glia. Before Trestle, Thomas was a Director at Grassy Creek Ventures, a single family office focused on direct private investments. Thomas began his career at Credit Suisse and Barclays. He received his BA from Wake Forest and his MBA from the Darden School of Business.

Advisory Board Members

Lisa Shalett

Founder, Extraordinary Women on Boards, Previously a Partner at Goldman Sachs, as Global Head of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy

James Pennebaker, Ph.D.

Head of Psychology Department at the University of Texas, a world-renowned researcher in computational linguistics

Mark Mckinnon

Chief Media Advisor to two U.S. Presidents, Creator of Showtime Series The Circus

Michelle Schumaker

VP of Go-To-Market Enablement at LinkedIn, Previously Head of Sales Strategy & Insights at Google

Ethan Burris, Ph.D.

Head Of Center For Leadership & Ethics, Management Department Chair, University of Texas, Google Scholar in People Analytics

Andreas Mueller

Former CIO of Novartis Pharma, driving transformation and scaling digital tech globally, especially for customer-facing teams

Mark Newman

CEO at Nomi Health. Previously founder and CEO of HireVue

Davis Masten

Chairman, Quantified Self Labs, Stanford Media-X

Brett Hurt

CEO and Founder, Data.World. Previously co-founded & led Bazaarvoice to IPO, founded & led Coremetrics to sale to IBM

Mark Chakravarty

Mark led the Global Pharma Communications and Advocacy function on Novartis’ global Pharma Executive Committee and is in his second term on the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s appeal panel.

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