Eli always hoped that his interest in trivia would amount to something. And after years of peppering friends and family with random facts, he's found his way to being the country's one and only Chief Trivia Officer.
Eli spent the majority of his career at Metric Collective in New York City where he ran various tech companies. Before that, Eli was a consultant at the Monitor Group, which is where he first realized people liked trivia. Each morning, he would write a trivia question on the whiteboard in his office and his coworkers would stop by with their answers.
Eli grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and earned his BS degree (in more ways than one) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Eli now lives in Washington, D.C. with his fiancé. In his free time, he can be found frolicking amongst DC's landmarks, teeing it up at Rock Creek Park, and watching the Tennessee Vols with a little too much fervor.
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Dave is a customer focused leader with 25+ years of experience in delivering transformational products to market with a unique blend of technical vision and business acumen.
Dave helped build one of the first browsers on the Palm Pilot, has been nurturing software teams since before the iPhone was invented and worked with XCode when it was called Project Builder.
He's founded several startups in the early 2000s, taking one public and selling another to a major hardware manufacturer.
He has multiple patents in the mobile and software management spaces.
In his free time he can be found hiking around the San Francisco Bay Area and travelling.
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You think it's easy to come up with all this stuff?!?!
Meet some of the folks bringing you WCT every week
If you were to Google a definition of trivia, you'd probably get something that looks like this:
"details, considerations, or pieces of information of little importance or value"
Not the most flattering description, we agree.
But Water Cooler Trivia was founded on the simple idea that it's these little things "of little importance" that actually bring us together. And in the new order that has emerged since 2020, where co-workers are strewn all over the world, it's this type of connection that's needed more than ever.
Yes, we all want to win Water Cooler Trivia. Trust us, we know. Our writers room game is super competitive.
But more than that, we want to have something to chat about other than the three W's: Work, Weekend Plans, and the Weather.