Chief Executive Officer
Michael is an organizer who excels at developing relationships. As a staffer on the Clinton Campaign in Michigan, Michael built and managed a volunteer organization that was 1,000% larger than the campaign’s stated goals. A passionate advocate for mental health and drug policy issues, Michael previously served at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. While earning his BA in Political Science from Williams College, Michael rowed on the crew team, learned Chinese at Fudan University, and became ordained as a Buddhist monk in India.
Chief Operating Officer
Shola is a location-independent social entrepreneur whose career has spanned the public and private spheres. After earning her MA in Public Policy and International Law, Shola worked at a brand management and marketing firm in Paris. She then dove into policy with the Obama Administration’s National Economic Council. Following her stint at the White House, Shola spent a year and a half on the business side of POLITICO. Most recently, she served as a Regional Director for the Clinton Campaign in Michigan. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Shola can usually be found either digging clams with local fishermen or nibbling caviar with foreign dignitaries.
chief Technology Officer
Charlie is a world-class software engineer with a passion for using technology to improve the lives of ordinary people. He has put his professional skills to use in the finance, retail, travel, advertising and educational industries as both an in-house developer and a consultant. While he has taught himself to code in many languages, Charlie is also learning to speak Korean and Arabic. A native Texan, Charlie served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned his BS in Applied Mathematics with Honors from the University of Chicago.
chief Product Officer
Jordan combines his background in building early-stage startups with his passion for civic engagement. While earning an MS in Information Economics at the University of Michigan, Jordan worked at a venture capital firm where he specialized in digital security and infrastructure. After graduating, he started PawnGuru, a venture-backed startup that serves America's 30M underbanked consumers with over 400K users nationwide.
Josh is a filmmaker and storyteller who believes in the power of video to add real value to brands, organizations, and campaigns. As the Executive Producer of Snowday Studio in Brooklyn, NY, Josh has led the development of national video ads and campaigns for some of the largest universities and technology companies in the world. While earning his BA at the University of Michigan, Josh developed burgeoning interests in choral conducting, piano playing, and dessert baking.
Christian loves data. As a management consultant, he helped Fortune 100 executives make billion-dollar decisions, ghost-wrote an article on ecosystems thinking that generated 100 million media impressions, and predicted the outcome of the most complex government auction ever attempted to within 2% of the final result. In his other life, Christian is a marathoner, the author of a book about finding faith in a scientific world, and a regrettably mediocre chess player.