Brian Reardon
Co-Founder and CTO

Brian is an engineer by degree and developer with 14 years of experience programming. He specializes in the web development stack and back-end systems. He lives to make usability improvements and run down bugs in our web-stack. He's previously worked on a business card trading iOS app that was published in 2014, as well as a local blogging social network in 2011.


Jon Harsch

Co-Founder & CEO

Jon has extensive public affairs experience, having worked for 12 years in government relations, representing clients on a variety of legislative issues, including financial services, healthcare, renewable energy and consumer protection issues. He was previously a partner at Witt Global Partners, a full-service consultancy in Washington, DC.

Maureen Shanahan
Head of Communications and External Affairs

Maureen has provided trusted counsel to C-suite leaders from Capitol Hill and Hollywood to NYC and Silicon Valley. She's led public affairs and publicity for media giants like Sony Pictures and AT&T, high-growth tech startups like Coinbase and Skillz, and global nonprofits including the Rockefeller and Hilton foundations. She started on The Hill driving communications for Rep. Adam Schiff and former Rep. Betty Sutton.

Jon Cirome
Head of Partnerships

Jon Cirome has over twenty years of experience growing companies and their respective brands through strategic sales, marketing and partnerships. He is the former Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at EverFi. Prior to that, he was Head of Marketing & Communications at VolunteerMatch, and developed brands for Fortune 500 clients at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

James Lee Witt
Advisor, Homeland Security and Emergency Management

James Lee is the Former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and currently CEO of Witt Global Partners. Previously Chairman of Witt O'Brien's, CEO of the International Code Council, Director of the Arkansas Office of Emergency Services (OES), and County Judge for Yell County, Arkansas.

Lionel Johnson
Advisor, Foreign Policy

Lionel is President of the Pacific Pension Institute (PPI) and member of the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation. Previously Vice President of Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa Affairs at the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Development, Debt and Environment Policy.

Gideon Lett

Gideon is Principal and Head of Office, SF Bay Area, at Monument Advocacy. Previously Gideon was the Vice President for Political and Government Affairs at TechNet, Director of Political Operations for the National Association of Home Builders and senior political aide to numerous public officials, including former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Congressman Mike Rogers (AL), and former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, now Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves.

Tom Manatos

Tom is Vice President of Government Relations at Spotify and founder of Tom Manatos Job. Tom was previously VP of Government Affairs at the The Internet Association, Senior Advisor at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Deputy Director of Protocol at the Presidential Inaugural Committee, and Senior Advisor, National Trip Director, and Director of Advance for Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Kim Edwards
Data Scientist

Kim has been an analytics professional for over 10 years working in a variety of industries including non-profits, gaming, and HR Tech. She specializes in building out analytics capabilities for startups and bringing organizations together with data transparency. She enjoys exploring data and using it to tell stories.

Michael Masserman
Advisor, Global Policy & Social Impact

Michael is currently the Head of Global Policy & Social Impact at Lyft, where he works on opening global markets, developing new regulations, transportation access & equity, sustainability, future of work, and smart cities. Prior to Lyft, Michael held a number of senior positions in the Obama Administration, and worked in various capacities on Obama’s 2008 campaign. He began his career practicing international corporate law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and King Wood & Mallesons in Sydney, Australia. Michael is a Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, and sits on the Boards of SF Travel, 826 National, and the Consumer Technology Association.

Joseph Okpaku
Advisor, Local Government & Emerging Technologies

Joseph is currently Chief Policy Officer at Booster Fuels where he has led a successful effort to pass the first ever state-wide law enabling on-demand mobile fueling. Joseph was previously VP of Public Policy at Lyft, where he oversaw a team of 50 people that helped to implement a nationwide legislative and regulatory framework for the ridesharing industry. He was also Chief of Staff and Policy Advisor for Councilmember Ash Kalra in San Jose, Trial Counsel for the NYSE's Division of Enforcement, and Assistant District Attorney with a specialization in prosecuting domestic violence crimes in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office under Robert Morgenthau.

David Mack
Advisor, Tech Public Affairs & Communications

David Mack has successfully led public affairs programs at Lyft and Eaze which required navigating complex policy and communications landscapes. Prior to working inside fast-growing startups, David ran the West Coast office for 463 Communications and executed public affairs campaigns for dozens of clients including Facebook, Microsoft, and Yelp. He has executed campaigns at the federal, state and local level and everywhere in between.

Tim Harsch
Product Development Advisor

Tim is the co-founder & CEO of Owler, a crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain information and uncover industry data. He was previously on the product team at Jigsaw, one of the most successful exits of 2010.

Alexander Lowry
Advisor, Financial Services and FinTech

Alexander is the Director of Gordon College's masters in financial analysis program as well as a Professor of finance. Previously Alexander served as Deputy COO of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Deputy COO of J.P. Morgan's U.S. Private Bank.