Khatchadour comes from a long lineage of data aficionados, tracing his datancestry all the way back to the dark ages where humankind began piecemeal tracking of its livestock and grain supply on proto-spreadsheets made of cow hide. In his current incarnation Khatchadour was born in Lebanon, and has spent some good time playing soccer made of rolled up paper–held together with scotch tape–in the streets of Aleppo, Syria. He arrived to Los Angeles, only to quickly fall in love with the Bay Area, and leave to UC Berkeley, where he studied Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies. He was awarded over 12k in research fellowships, and returned to Lebanon where he conducted opinion surveys while studying local elections, and briefly worked in a Palestinian refugee camp.
One thing led to another, and Khatchadour found himself designing surveys for the second largest free tax-filing service in the United States. Accidental though life may be, Khatchadour was nevertheless guided by an inner calling to remain focused on staring at spreadsheets for a good chunk of his twenties. Looking back over his career spanning 3,285+ days, he has mastered Excel, Access, survey design, data infrastructure, security, and database management systems. He believes data technology ought to be humanized in ways that make sense for people who work with such nebulous structures. He strives to make data systems fair and equitable to organizations, and practices conscientiousness.
In his spare time Khatchadour is a musician, with four albums released to-date, spanning the genres of Meditation, Healing and World Music. He sings in Armenian and Arabic, and plays the Duduk woodwind, and frame drum. He is a member of two Bay Area bands, and dreams of synthesizers. Though he is a mess in the kitchen, he follows his grandfather’s footsteps as a bread baker, and enjoys washing the dishes.
He honors the resilience of humans and believes that love, empathy and humor can make one’s life journey a bit more bearable.