top of page
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter




We formed Volition Partners out of our shared passion to help companies scale and adapt more effectively through strategic, operational and cultural alignment. We bring an objective, measurable approach to evaluating and improving organizational performance.  


  • Strategic, operational, and cultural alignment is the foundation of all high-performance teams

  • Companies are fundamentally dynamic ecosystems. Change and evolution are constant - and necessary

  • Teams perform at their best when the individuals are connected by a shared purpose

  • Organizations thrive when people thrive - and rarely when they don’t


Dave williams,
founding partner


30 years of driving innovation and growth from startups to Fortune 500s

At my core, I am a builder and an innovator. Before starting Volition Partners, I spent a 30-year career creating and launching products that ranged from Goldschlager, CitySearch, DoubleClick, and Rhapsody Music. I’ve helped found, grow, and sell companies with 10s of millions of customers in roles that include CMO, COO, and CEO, and run a successful digital division of Viacom. Throughout every one of those experiences, my orientation is always “What will it take to make this happen?” And the answer is always people; building teams of motivated, well-aligned humans who share a passion for making a change in the world.

At Volition Partners, I’ve turned my attention to helping others succeed. My passion is creating environments where people can show up, be inspired and do the best work of their careers. To find the alignment, resonance, and camaraderie that enables them to thrive as individuals - and their companies to soar.


Product Lead

Leveraging data and unique organizational strengths to inspire and drive change.

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the South Pacific, to my time at IDEO developing digital tools that foster innovation and collaboration (and all the steps in between!), I’ve witnessed how effective teams can accomplish more than the sum of their parts…. but also what can stand in the way of that.

Providing trustworthy and actionable recommendations requires a deep and empathetic dive into an organization’s culture, leadership, and operations. I nerd out surfacing nuanced insights from data and interviews, weaving those together with organizational behavior, holistic systems, and a human-centered lens. My on-the-ground experience is bolstered with a Masters in Organization Development (MSOD) from the University of San Francisco, where I graduated with honors.

When I’m away from my desk, you can find me Lindy Hopping (swing dancing), meditating, practicing Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and partnering in creative collaborations.

Volition Partners Advisory Board

Volition Partner's is advised by a group of outstanding business thinkers and doers who have inspired us in our work and our lives over many years

Dan Doty - Blog pic.jpeg

“Volition Partners brought our leadership team together to create clarity and alignment on a vital but complex new initiative. I couldn’t be happier about our partnership and the impact they’ve had.”

- Greg bRown, CEO UDemy -

bottom of page