Our Core Team

Neil Bearden

Neil Bearden

Managing Director

I did a PhD in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then a postdoc in neuroscience at Duke. I am a professor at INSEAD in Singapore. I have taught storytelling to thousands of people – from startup founders to CEOs to Navy SEALs. I got a bunch of awards and stuff for my teaching. 

I am very direct

Rajitha Vinnakota Bearden

Rajitha Vinnakota Bearden

Operations Director

I did my degrees at Duke University, London School of Economics, and INSEAD. My career went through finance to microfinance to CSR and back to microfinance. It was all about storytelling. So now I work in storytelling. Makes sense.

I am very organized. 

David Pullan

David Pullan

Story Spotter

I trained as an actor and once performed to 300 school kids and Henry Kissinger. Then I added a degree in Literature and Philosophy and a diploma in Hypnotherapy. I use all of this to help people spot, shape and share the stories that make them stand out. It’s fantastic. Read my blog.

I am very friendly.