David Francis joined Talent Tech Labs in 2019 to lead the firm's research and advisory team. As one of the world’s leading experts on recruitment technology and online labor intermediaries, his work has been cited in The Economist, Fortune, Financial Times, The Guardian, and used in the Stanford Business School curriculum. Prior to Talent Tech Labs, David led technology research at Staffing Industry Analysts and prior to that worked for a leading global financial services firm. David holds a B.S. in Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Management from California State University East Bay.