David Underwood

Los Angeles Office of Finance
Los Angeles, CA

DAVID UNDERWOOD is a global business and talent innovator who focuses on cultural and organizational systems change. He has international experience across multiple industry sectors, and he has held executive positions in talent management, executive development, and organizational change in the technology, bioscience, and publishing industries. He co-founded an app-based technology startup in Silicon Valley, where he managed analytics, customer service, human resources, and legal. Prior to launching the startup, David led an innovation strategy and cultural change transformation for a large insurance company. He holds an M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Bridgeport and has completed post graduate work in human and organizational systems.



The Los Angeles Office of Finance was seeking new strategies for recruitment and retention of staff, while working to support COVID-19 recovery efforts for residents and support leadership resilience. FUSE Executive Fellow David Underwood directed the development of an overarching recruitment and retention strategy, and he helped develop innovative approaches to supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts and enhancing leadership resilience.