David Chouinard

david@davidchouinard.com   ·   San Francisco, CA
2019 – now
Cofounder — Candor
Candor helps professionals negotiate their salary in exchange for a cut of the upside.
2017 – 2019
Product Manager — Lyft
Product manager for Shared Rides. Doubled market share and significantly improved financials of the product in preparation for IPO.
2016 – 2017
Product Manager — Facebook
My team developed a new hardware video product targeting users in international markets with high data costs (heavy regulatory implications and high technical complexity).
2014 – 2015
Imagineer, Research — Walt Disney Imagineering
I drove productization of research projects, with a heavy emphasis on cross-org communication and complex on-the-ground deployments at Walt Disney World.
2011 – 2013
Software engineer — FlightAware
FlightAware helps travellers track their flights. Managed the consumer web product and started several projects (Alerts, Misery Map) that ultimately led to some of the foundations of the company.
Master’s, Software EngineeringHarvard University
Bachelor’s, Computer Science — Concordia University (Canada)
Other work includes:
  • Various consulting projects with startups, including a 6-month engagement with Hipmunk rebuilding the hotel search product from the ground up.
  • Helped teach Harvard's courses on data visualization and data science (200+ students) for three years, with stellar teaching evaluations.
  • Founded TEDxMontreal and grew the team to 40+ over 3 years.
  • Developer-in-residence at Techstars, advising young portfolio companies on foundational technical and product decisions.