About Us

Learn more about the people and passion that drives the Deskless Workers team to build products that empower the deskless workforce.

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Our Story

Deskless Workers was founded by two visionary entrepreneurs named David Young and Michael Herr. Both men shared a passion for connecting people around the world through technology, and soon realized that technology could be used to keep employees working outside of an office environment and their management connected.

When you typically think about the term "worker" most of us think of someone sitting in an office at a desk working on their computer. Yet, 80% of the global workforce is actually "deskless". These are people on the frontline in healthcare, hospitality, construction, retail, manufacturing, and transportation jobs. Deskless workers in these and other industries account for 2.7 billion people, yet only 1% of software technology spending has gone into software that empowers deskless workers. This disparity in office vs. deskless spending has resulted in deskless workers often feeling disconnected and unimportant to their companies.

As a result, Deskless Workers (the company) was born and the two set out to build a mobile based platform that would be both easy to use and engaging, allowing it to be used for every day communication. The platform has evolved into a robust suite of tools offering content management, instant messaging, task management, and employee feedback and much more.

Our Team

David Young
CEO and Co-Founder
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Michael Herr
President and Co-Founder
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Uri Stern
Chief Technology Officer
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Joleen Winther Hughes
Chief Legal Officer
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David Valentino
VP of Corporate Development
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Terrence Nevins
VP of Product - Boost
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Hailey Dangel
VP of Product - Deskless
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Nick Carnovale
VP of Product - Kinetic
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Doug De La Torre
VP of Innovation
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Bilal Hjiouaj
Lead Engineer
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Our Advisors

Jason Parrish
General Partner - Altus Nova
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Mark Sims
CEO - Fikes
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Steve Mandell
Attorney and CEO - Gameplan Entertainment
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Thomas Kessler
Former Executive, Yahoo, AOL, Broadcast.com
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Lanny Trapp
US Air Force - Retired Lieutenant General
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Rajashree Varma
Vice President Of Alliances - Xoriant
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Sue Grinius-Hill
Consultant - Technology and Business Strategy
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William Mills
CEO - Thorad
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Kyle McGowan
Founding Partner - Ascendant Strategic Partners
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Amanda Campbell
Founding Partner - Ascendant Strategic Partners
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Aaron Linne
Technology Futurist - Microsoft
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Jenni Flinders
Former Executive - VMware & Microsoft
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Shawn Toldo
Former Executive - VMware & Microsoft
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