XPLANE is thrilled to announce that Danoosh Kapadia has joined XPLANE as the Vice President of Business Development, managing North American Business Development and Product Development for the company. Danoosh works with our key clients to understand the complex change their organizations are facing and works collaboratively with clients to transform their business and accelerate results. 

Prior to joining XPLANE, Danoosh was the Head of Business Development and Partnerships for IDEO U—the educational arm of the award-winning design and innovation firm IDEO. Before that, Danoosh helped build the company General Assembly—an education-technology start-up that teaches the most relevant and in-demand digital skills across data, design, business, and technology. 

The early part of Danoosh’s career was spent as an Industrial Engineer designing industrial products for critical applications in  oil and gas, chemical, and power where safety and reliability were paramount considerations. Danoosh holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

When he’s not meeting with clients, you can find Danoosh at Alamo Square in San Francisco prototyping innovative ways to make his toddler son laugh.