Dave ViottiSMALLIFY Founder & Coach, Facilitator

Dave Viotti is the founder and CEO of SMALLIFY, a global innovation capacity-building community and method practiced around the world and a proud partner organization of One Shared Future. Dave has delivered SMALLIFY Labs and workshops to 30,000 leaders in over 1,000 organizations around the world in the corporate, start-up, government, and non-profit sectors. Dave's North Star is to connect people with places in relationships of equity, reciprocity, and meaningful work. 

Dave has worked extensively in Hawai‘i over the past decade, including close partnerships with One Shared Future, Early Childhood Action Strategies, and the Hawaii Leadership Forum. Dave serves on the faculty of the Executive Leadership Program at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He was on the founding teams for Fuse Corps, the Civic Accelerator at Points of Light, the Collaborative Solutions Lab with the federal government at the Presidio Institute, and the Westly Prize for innovation in California. Career highlights include: U.S. Chief Learning Officer and Corporate Counsel at Sun Microsystems, intellectual property lawyer at Faegre & Benson, Assistant Producer of CNN’s Burden of Proof, Executive Director of the Junior Statesmen Foundation, and Henry Luce Scholar at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Dave received undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in International Relations from Oxford University as an Allbritton Scholar. 

Dave is a long-time practitioner of improv comedy and a devoted chowhound and chef. A dual Italian and American citizen, Dave’s basecamps are Honolulu, Hawai‘i, and Modena, Italy.

Professional development to help organizations grow