We combine data science and human expertise to improve the way people communicate — in any setting.


We all know that communication is important, but it's always been considered more of an art than a science. My goal with Quantified Communications is to use the latest in science, data, and intelligence to help leaders, professionals and organizations dramatically enhance the impression they make on audiences. It’s about shaping that intuitive understanding people have when they read our words, listen to us speak, watch us on stage, see us on video or on the emerging communication platform of Virtual Reality. 

- Noah Zandan, CEO and Co-Founder

Who we are. Our team is built of communication professionals, data scientists, coaches, and technologists who share a passion for helping people make their communication count.


Meet our executive team

Noah Zandan
Leads Quantified Communications. Formerly on Wall Street and in Private Equity, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management MBA, Economics degree from Dartmouth.
Peter Zandan, Ph.D.
Manages our data analytics at Quantified Communications. Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton Global Communications Firm. Founder and CEO of Intelliquest, a publicly traded information firm. Founder and CEO of Zilliant. Ph.D. in Evaluation Research, MBA from University of Texas, Austin.
James Young
James Young
Leads product and technology innovation at Quantified Communications. 18 years of experience building and scaling product-led businesses. Previously VP of Product at SparkCognition, VP of Products at Spredfast, Senior Product Manager at Cloudera, and Senior Product Strategy Manager at Convio. 
Jen Spencer
Jen brings over 12 years of account and coaching practice management to QC. Originally based in California, Jen moved to Austin and started Jen Spencer Coaches, her ever-evolving legacy dedicated to coaching and championing some of the world's best creative executives. She launched and curated the first years of TEDxAustin as Executive Producer, bringing "ideas worth spreading" to the city she now calls home. 
Ammad Jilani
Leads engineering development at Quantified Communications, including our artificial intelligence and machine learning platform. 20 years of experience building enterprise analytics and AI software, previously at SparkCognition, Metal Networks, and Gravitant (exit to IBM).
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Rico Fantozzi
Rico leads the business development and client success efforts at QC. Rico is an innovative thinker and accomplished senior executive leader who believes communication is the key to better performance, connection, and success. Rico previously held sales leadership roles at Status Labs, Workplace Answers (acquired by EVERFI). 

Meet our advisors

Andy Blackburn
Andy is the Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Cisco Systems. Previously, Managing Director for 18 years at BCG’s San Francisco office, Product Manager at Apple, Stanford MBA, and Princeton Engineering MS.
Cassandra Carr
Cassandra has over 20 years of senior executive management experience in human resources, external affairs, and finance at AT&T (formerly SBC). She was previously the Vice Chair of Talent at Hill & Knowlton Global Communications Firm, and serves on multiple public and non-profit boards.
Davis Masten
Davis is the Chairman of Quantified Self Labs, a Distinguished Scholar at MediaX at Stanford, and Co-chair of the President’s Circle of the National Academies in Washington DC. Davis previously co-led Cheskin, a design and research firm, for 30 years.
Erik Huddleston
Erik is the CEO of Trendkite. Erik has 20 years of strategic technology development experience, previously as CTO and EVP of Product at Sprinklr./Dachis Group, CTO of Inovis, and Founder and CTO of BetweenMarkets.
James Pennebaker, Ph.D.
Dr. Pennebaker is an internationally recognized social psychologist, the Regents Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, the Executive Director of Project 2021 (leading the effort to innovate undergraduate education) at the University of Texas at Austin, the co-founder and chief scientist at Receptiviti, the author of 10 books including The Secret Life of Pronouns, and ranks among the most cited researchers in psychology and the social sciences. James' most recent research focuses on how language reflects social and personality processes.
Mark McKinnon
Mark is a political advisor, reform advocate, and award-winning communication strategist and media producer. He served as the Chief Strategy and Media Advisor to a former United States President and scores of political campaigns, corporations, and non-profits across the world. A regular columnist for The Daily Beast and the London Daily Telegraph, and a consultaint to "The Newsroom" and "House of Cards," Mark was also the co-creator, co-executive producer, and co-host of "The Circus," Showtime's real-time documentary series of the 2016 presidential election. Mark was previously on the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School and the Vice Chairman of Public Strategies.
Mark Leiter
Mark is Chairman of Leiter & Company. He is the former Chief Strategy Officer of Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN). Earlier in his career he was a leader of McKinsey & Company's B2B Marketing and Branding Practices. Mark was a research fellow at Harvard Business School and Holds an MA from Harvard. 
Kelly Stoetzel
Since 2004, Kelly has directed the TED experience, including oversight and selection of all speakers. Kelly also runs TEDActive at TED Conferences. TED is the premiere global set of conferences, devoted to “ideas worth spreading” in the fields of technology, entertainment, and design.


Our team is made up of communication and data science experts who are eager to put their know-how to work defining the field of communication analytics. Because we're a boutique company doing groundbreaking work, there are always new challenges and opportunities for leadership, learning, and growth.


We're building a company and culture where people can do the best work of their lives.