Founded in Harvard Square, we reside at the intersection of people, technology and ideas – at the metaphorical space where concepts collide with modern methodologies to create real connections, approachable and scalable tools, and instant insight that will successfully fuel nearly every effort imaginable. Our team is led by successful entrepreneurs John Della Volpe and Jonathan Chavez and bolstered by two dozen programmers, analysts and operations veterans who live and work on four different continents.
John Della Volpe, Founder & CEO
John is one of the world’s leading authorities on understanding global sentiment, opinion and influence — especially among Millennials and in the age of digital and social media. He was named a “Future Legend of Marketing” by the Ad Club of Boston in 2013 and has advised heads of state, Fortune 100 CEOs, military generals, athletes and entertainers and has turned his recent insights into tools that help companies and organizations use social media analytics to identify and empower their most important stakeholders.
John also serves as the Director of Polling at Harvard’s Institute of Politics where since 2000 he has led the renowned biannual study of the Millennial generation's attitudes toward politics and public service. In 2008, he received an Eisenhower Fellowship for which he traveled extensively throughout China, Hong Kong, and Korea (including a supervised day in North Korea) studying Millennials and the use of the Internet.
John is a regular guest of MSNBC's Morning Joe, has been featured in the ABC News and Yahoo! News series Power Players, and has keynoted numerous conferences around the world speaking on the impact that the Millennial generation and social media are having on our economy, politics and culture. John is a regular contributor to the political coverage of the New York Times, the Huffington Post, WBUR’s Cognoscenti and other online and offline channels.
John remains active today as a member of the Ad Club of Boston Board of Directors, the Eisenhower Fellowships Global Alumni Network and the iCatholic Media Board of Trustees.
Jonathan Chavez, Co-Founder & Chief Analytics Officer
A native of Texas and a 2005 graduate in Social Studies from Harvard College, Jonathan has quickly emerged as one of the most talented analytical minds in America today. His statistical models have been used to predict everything from U.S. political elections, to the efficiency of NBA players, to success on the PGA Tour, to box office openings, to the value of billion-dollar enterprises.
Recently awarded a U.S. State Department Fellowship, Jonathan traveled and lectured on the impact of social media to academic and civic audiences throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. At SocialSphere, Jonathan spends his time perfecting the ORBIT™ algorithm and developing new tools and strategies that help our clients see tomorrow today.