For employers and workers, Amplisal's data science platform optimizes remote work management to improve hiring success, engagement and retention. Combining a unique database of worker preferences and location-specific regulations and opportunities, our fine-tuned algorithms improve job search targeting to increase work-life satisfaction and job tenure. Our data-driven assessments help employers minimize the complexities and hidden costs of hiring remote workers and our easy-to-use tool helps workers identify what locations best suit their personal priorities to maximize job satisfaction.

Amplisal was founded in 2020 by a team that bridges expertise in machine learning, data science, and the economics and management of innovative and remote labor forces. Our firm is uniquely positioned to recognize and solve the barriers to successful remote work. Our founders are recognized for their published research on worker engagement and organizational success, and have been enlisted by firms around the world to provide data-driven management guidance. Combining our experience and know-how with proven data science and technology, we help workers and employers take full advantage of remote work opportunities.


With remote work, your choice of where to live no longer needs to be tied to your job. Using our proprietary composite measures of local amenities, let us tell you which US counties are most compatible with your desired lifestyle.
On a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is totally unimportant and 100 is critically important, tell us how important each of the following location amenities is to you. After your county-fit scores have been computed, click on any county to learn more about it.


Amplisal offers expert hiring and management consulting services to organizations considering or actively employing remote workers. We help employers develop remote hiring strategies, optimize their remote employment financial and fringe compensation, and adapt their labor strategies for fully remote or hybrid workforces.

We recognize that remote work offers exciting opportunities but also important challenges for employers and workers, and that those challenges and opportunities are unique across industries, locations, and firms. By using rich, multilayered spatial data, proprietary algorithms, and our expertise in remote work management and incentive design, we tailor our analyses and recommendations to the specific needs and objectives of employers to help them maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of remote work.


Aaron Fraenkel - CTO

Aaron is a data scientist, software developer, and mathematician. He received his PhD in Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2011. Prior to co-founding Amplisal, Aaron was a senior machine learning scientist at Amazon, and a senior data scientist at ID Analytics. He currently holds a faculty position in Data Science at UC San Diego

Josh Graff-Zivin - COO

Josh is an economist with expertise in labor, health, and innovation economics. He received his PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley in 1998. Josh has served as a policy advisor to governments and firms across the globe, and prior to co-founding Amplisal, he held a faculty position at Columbia University and served as a senior economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisors. He currently serves as the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations at UC San Diego.

Liz Lyons - CEO

Liz is an expert on technology and innovation strategy, labor economics, and organizational economics. She received her PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Toronto in 2014. Prior to co-founding Amplisal, Liz was the inaugural associate director of The Creative Destruction Lab in Toronto. She has served as an advisor to early-stage start-ups throughout Canada and in San Diego and currently holds a faculty position in management and policy at UC San Diego.

Sean Walsh - CFO

Sean is a data analyst and financial specialist. He received his MA in International Affairs from UC San Diego in 2018, and his Bachelor’s in Business Economics from UCLA in 2013. Prior to co-founding Amplisal, Sean worked in investment management and in the non-profit sector advising small organizations around the world.