Current role: Workshop Host
Dave Hora is a researcher fascinated by how teams work together—and what it is that makes research meaningfully impact product & design. As a five time “first researcher,” he established the formal research program at a consultancy and four startups in Silicon Valley. At PlanGrid, Dave developed the research function as a strategic partner to Design and Product, growing the team to three fulltime researchers. Recently, Dave moved to Denver Colorado, and is consulting as the Employee of the Month at Dave’s Research Company, Ltd. That practice includes strategic research projects; coaching individual researchers; and flipping the research lens outsidein, helping organizations uncover, model, and redesign their product delivery processes. Dave is a board member of the ResearchOps Community, and currently leads a volunteer project developing a global ‘Researcher Skills & Career Workshop’ series. You can find him on Twitter @stonecrops_.