Innovation at the intersection of Technology, Design and the Human Experience.

David Issa


David Issa is a multi-disciplinary leader and problem-solver who is humbled to have had the opportunity to work at the intersection of AI, product management, and human-centered design. Throughout his career, he has strived to create products and experiences that positively impact people's lives.

Born in the United States, raised in Switzerland, and educated in Japan, David brings a global perspective to his work and is grateful for the diverse experiences that have shaped his approach. He has had the privilege of collaborating with a range of clients and organizations, including startups, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit foundations.

In his current role as a fractional CXO and strategic advisor, David aims to drive innovation in healthcare, enterprise, and the human experience. He draws upon his previous experiences, such as co-founding GeniusRx, a digital pharmacy platform as a service, and leading digital transformation initiatives at Pivotal Labs, to help guide startups on their journey.

Throughout his work, David remains committed to fostering collaboration, continuous learning, and a focus on creating meaningful impact. He is grateful for the opportunities he has had and the talented individuals he has worked alongside.

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My Capabilities

I partner with people and organizaitons for 3 primary reasons:

1. To cultivate and establish a Culture of Innovation and Learning

I work with businesses to cultivate a people-focused environment that drives innovation as an outcome of highly collaborative and skilled teams.  This begins with finding and keeping unusually talented people, encouraging diversity of projects to fuel cross-pollination, and establishing a strict human-focused and vision-driven approach to guide problem solving.

2. To drive Business and Digital Transformations

I lead organizaitons through business, cultural and digital transformations that will cultivate new approaches for creative problem solving, and infuse modern practices into all facets of their organziaitons, products, or services.  These are the fundamental process, cultural and technical foundations that need to be defined and in place to inspire the discovery of new alternatives for business and society as a whole and that powers innovation.

3. To build the Incredible!

I take an enthusiastic and hands-on approach as part of a team to apply my own skills in UX/UI design, User Research and Product Management to deliver high-quality experiences and outcomes!

My Difference

Leveraging my background in user experience and service design thinking, I bring a fresh perspective to digital product and strategy consulting that begins and ends with people. 

I am: 

  • Human-focused vs Business-focused

  • Strategy & Design driven vs Engineering driven
  • Vision driven vs Operations focused
  • Customer-focused vs Financially-focused
  • Fact informed vs Fact-based
  • Narrative Oriented vs Functional oriented



San Francisco, CA
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