Employee engagement isn’t rocket science. It’s behavioral science.
Welcome to a different kind of data analytics company, one that leverages behavioral science to create actionable intelligence to better engage employees.
Using a philanthropic lens, our online tools and SaaS products, like our Giving Profile™, provide a window into how your employees value social impact.
This knowledge leads to more efficient and effective employee engagement programs, helping your company solve its biggest human resources challenge—the attraction and retention of qualified employees.
Doing good just got gooder.
Our Giving Profile™ enables employees to discover their own charitable DNA, reflected in one of 10 philanthropic personalities.
These giving personalities provide insight not only on engagement preferences, but also how each employee values social impact—key knowledge in creating an environment that attracts and rewards high performers.
Discover your employee, team, and corporate philanthropic personalities. And maximize your human resource potential.
Becoming more effective with philanthropy. There’s an algorithm for that.
We work with your organization’s current platform, using our suite of SaaS products to deliver data analytics through a series of customized reports and dashboards.
We apply our algorithms to create data sets that focus on:
- Engagement metrics
- Corporate goals
- Enterprise analytics
- Employee insights
- Data-driven campaigns
- Cross-team collaboration
Our data analytics are not merely descriptive and predictive, but prescriptive to help maximize employees’ potential.
Everyone wants to feel like part of a team. This is ours.
ERIN MICHELSON, CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Erin Michelson is leading growth strategist working within both the corporate and social arenas for organizations like Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and American Express, as well as Kellogg, Ashoka, and Tides foundations. Author of the Adventure Philanthropist book series, Erin has a BA from Mills College, a M.Phil from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a MA from The New School for Social Research.
MAREK ALBOSZTA, CO-FOUNDER & QUANTUM PHYSICS
Marek Alboszta is a quantum physicist, intellectual property strategist, and patent agent with several successful start-ups under his belt, including ESPI, Patent Safari, and Lumen Intellectual Property Services. With a B.Sc. in physics from Stanford University, Marek’s current quantum work is in conjunction with Invent.ly and focuses on macro-scale human interactions and decision making.
DR. HELGA WILD, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Leading our Behavioral Science team, Helga’s work combines qualitative research and systemic design focusing on how individuals and groups interact with one another. She did her undergraduate work in Systems Theory at Linz University and received her PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience from Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck. Awarded the prestigious Schroedinger Fellowship, Helga was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, conducted experimental research at the Neuropsychology Lab at Stanford, and worked at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (P.A.R.C.).
DR. ROBERT LEWIS, COMMUNICATION & COGNITIVE SCIENCE
With a focus on using data to tell stories and moral psychology, Robert lends his expertise to support Summery’s data integrity, data visualization, and UI/UX. An Assistant Professor at University of Texas at Austin, Robert earned his BA in Journalism / Computer Science from Southeast Missouri State University, a MA in Communication from University of Missouri-Saint Louis, and his PhD from Michigan State University in Communication with a certificate in Cognitive Science.
DR. STEVE KETCHPEL, DATA SCIENCE
Steve Ketchpel heads our data analytics team, specializing in web customer experience behavior analysis. His first start-up was co-founding Vividence, a provider of customer experience management tools and services. Author of the book Giving Back, he has a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from Stanford University and an A.B. in computer science from Harvard University.
RUSTON VICKERS, TECHNOLOGY
Ruston Vickers advises our engineering effort, focusing on building out our SaaS product suite. He created the software LISA and co-founded ITKO, which was acquired by CA Technologies. Most recently, Ruston was the Chief DevOps Architect & SVP of Product Management and Strategy of Application Delivery at CA Technologies. Ruston has a Business degree from Texas Tech University.
JANE LEVIKOW, PHILANTHROPY
Jane Levikow is a leader in the social sector and regarded as an expert in nonprofit management, leading Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Sponsor Projects Division. Past Senior VP at Tides Foundation, she was also Founding Chair of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. Jane has a BA from USF and a MA from Boston College.
KAREN FULLERTON, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Karen Fullerton is spearheading Summery’s product development, specifically building out our capabilities to enhance employee recruitment and retention. A Managing Partner at The Castanet Group, she couples a strong sales and consulting background with a primacy on workplace authenticity and inclusion. Karen received her degree from the University of Georgia and completed the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
CHAD REA, BRAND MARKETING
Working with some of the hottest creative agencies in the world, in addition to the one he founded, Chad has helped create influence, demand, social currency and profitability for over 160 brands, including Nike, Google, Starbucks, MTV, and Target. He also teaches advertising creativity at the University of Texas, the country’s #1 Advertising and Interactive Advertising Program. He earned his BA from Texas Tech University.
YVETTE CHONG-COONTZ, FINANCE
Yvette Chong-Coontz oversees Summery’s accounting and financial systems. She brings 20+ years in leadership positions managing financial operations for small companies and social services agencies, including health and human services providers and public education reform organizations. Yvette earned her B.S. in Finance from Cal State Los Angeles.
HEATHER WITTA, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Heather Witta leverages her background in customer service and operations to help build our Summery community. She started her career at Grant Thornton before moving on to Liftopia, working in both customer support and accounting. Heather earned her BBA from Temple University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
JILL HUCHITAL, ENGINEERING
Jill Hutchital is a veteran of TiVo and Google. She provided early guidance and a proof of concept for our technology.
Have a lovely day every day.
Using behavior science and big data to maximize corporate engagement is the next frontier. We’d love for you to be part of it.