Our Team

We are on a mission to help fast growing tech companies create kick-ass teams that scale for today's high velocity world. 

Our approach draws upon our unique expertise in behavioral science, performance coaching, and distributed leadership to create the most impactful team development experience in Silicon Valley. 


Dr. Shannon Arvizu Hall, Principal and Founder

Dr. Hall is a tech sociologist, with expertise in next-gen leadership and team performance

Dr. Hall leverages her 10+ years of experience researching, training, and consulting with startups and Fortune 500 companies into founding Epic Teams and serving as a lead performance consultant and coach.

Dr. Hall received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University, with an emphasis in technology and organizations. Over the past decade, she has applied her unique background to help clients develop highly effective science-based approaches for maximizing impact. Dr. Hall is also certified as a Positive Psychology Coach and teaches team performance courses at General Assembly in San Francisco.


Mike Bailen, Lever

Mike is the VP of People at Lever and s seasoned People Team Leader who understands the importance of a dual focus on recruiting and retention. While at Lever, Mike has spearheaded initiatives to empower leaders and teams for high performance, while placing the company's efforts towards diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything they do. 

Prior to Lever, Mike was the Director of Recruiting at Eventbrite and the former Head of Talent at Zappos.

Our Advisory Board


Inessa O'Childs, Future Food Center

Inessa is a serial entrepreneur currently working at the intersection of food and technology as the Co-Founder of the Future Food Center in San Francisco. She believes strongly in the power of high performance teams for creating wide-scale social impact.

Inessa is also the CEO and founder of Global Privat, as well as a partner with Seraph Group and Astia Angels. In this capacity, she provides capital and support to early-stage companies.


Rob Hall, Zendrive

Rob is the VP of Product and Design at Zendrive. He relies on the performance of his teams every day to build things people want, with data and machine learning as core building blocks. 

At Zendrive, Rob's team works at the intersection of exponential networks of connected sensors, behavior change, and the future of transportation.

Rob also teaches data science and coaches General Assembly's data science instructors.