About Us

We help organizations solve complex problems

Glean enables people to improve their world by helping them to identify and build on their inherent strengths. Using human-centered design methodology, we’ve worked across continents, countries, languages and sectors to deliver social change that is appropriate for its context. We don’t believe in pre-designed magic solutions, we believe in the power of people to make lasting change.

David Burton

Founder & Director of Strategy

Dave is from the UK, and he’s a specialist in communications for international development (C4D).

Dave loves helping people and organisations to communicate across dividing-lines of geography, economics and culture, and he’s helped meet communications needs in contexts from disaster-relief in Pakistan and community development in Bangladesh to region-wide communications strategy and training in the Mekong.

Jesse Orndorff

Founder & Director of Innovation

Jesse is from the USA, and founded Glean in 2011. He’s consulted as a designer and project executive for clients including Splash, USAID and the World Bank.

His ability to bring together user-friendly design with top-tier development has helped our clients to improve the lives of thousands of people by ensuring they have access to world-class digital resources.

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