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The Future Forum team

Say hello to the team behind the Future Forum

Brian Elliott,  Executive Leader & Senior Vice President

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BRIAN ELLIOTT is the Executive Leader of Future Forum. He has spent three decades leading teams and building companies as a startup CEO, as a product leader at Google, and now at Slack where he is a Senior VP. Brian started his career at Boston Consulting Group, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. His work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and the Economist, and he is co-author of How The Future Works: Leading Flexible Teams to Do the Best Work of Their Lives.  Brian is a proud father of two young men.

Sheela Subramanian,  Vice President

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SHEELA SUBRAMANIAN is Vice President and co-founder of Future Forum. She holds 20 years of experience building high-growth global teams across Google, Slack, and startup organizations. As a champion for workplace equity, her work is cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and other publications. She is also co-author of How The Future Works: Leading Flexible Teams to Do the Best Work of Their Lives. Sheela earned her BA from Stanford University and MBA from Harvard Business School and is the mother to two magical daughters.

Helen Kupp,  Senior Director

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HELEN KUPP is Senior Director and co-founder of Future Forum. She has led many of Slack's largest cross-functional and growth initiatives, and is the creator of many of Future Forum's playbooks, tapping Future Forum’s research and networks along with her experiences at Slack, Bain & Company, startups, and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is also co-author of How The Future Works: Leading Flexible Teams to Do the Best Work of Their Lives. Helen is the lucky mom of two wonderful children.

Christina Janzer,  Senior Vice President, R&A

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CHRISTINA JANZER is Senior Vice President of Research & Analytics at Slack. She leads global research and product analytics, providing insights about people and work in order to inform overall product, marketing and sales efforts. Prior to Slack, Christina founded the User Research team at Facebook after helping to grow the Customer Support team. She earned a BS in Engineering/Product Design from Stanford University and is a proud mom to three amazing kids.