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Our Team

Shomik Dutta
Shomik Dutta
Partner
Shomik Dutta
Partner

Shomik is a veteran of both Obama Presidential campaigns and served as Special Assistant to the White House Counsel and as an Advisor to Federal Communications Chairman. BA from Williams College; MBA from Wharton Business School.

Betsy Hoover
Betsy Hoover
Partner
Betsy Hoover
Partner

Betsy served as National Digital Organizing Director in 2012 & co-founded 270 Strategies in 2013. She has been recognized by Business Insider as “at the forefront of political innovation” and was featured on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30: Law & Policy” list.

Andrew McLaughlin
Andrew McLaughlin
Partner
Andrew McLaughlin
Partner

Andrew has served as Deputy CTO of the United States, partner at betaworks, CEO of Digg and Instapaper, senior exec at Medium and Tumblr, head of global public policy at Google, and Chief Policy Officer of ICANN. B.A. from Yale University; J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Sarah Eberhard
Sarah Eberhard
Principal, Operations & General Counsel
Sarah Eberhard
Principal, Operations & General Counsel

Prior to joining HGL in 2019, Sarah was the COO and General Counsel at 270 Strategies and the the GC of After School Matters, a large not-for-profit in Chicago. Sarah spent the first 10 years of her legal career at Jones Day, with a focus on fund formation and securities law. Sarah earned her BA from Colgate and her JD from Northwestern School of Law.

Hillary Lehr
Hillary Lehr
Principal, Partnerships
Hillary Lehr
Principal, Partnerships

Hillary Lehr has served as the VP of Client Success at Hustle, managed partnerships at Brigade and Causes.com, and spent five years innovating digital resources to scale nonprofit organizing campaigns. She earned BA and BS degrees from UC Berkeley where she serves as Board Vice President of the college alumni association.

Vin Morada
Vin Morada
Vice President, Investments
Vin Morada
Vice President, Investments

Prior to joining HGL, Vin worked in investing and banking roles at Wells Fargo and Merrill Lynch respectively. He also worked at Microsoft as a product manager early in his career and had a brief experience as the co-founder of a failed startup. He has a degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from NYU.

Teddy Gold
Teddy Gold
Venture Partner
Teddy Gold
Venture Partner

Teddy is a Venture Partner at HGL where he focuses on sourcing new deals and portfolio success. He is currently the Co-Founder of a (stealth!) new venture from Create Venture Studio in New York. Previously, Teddy worked in tech investment banking, software growth equity, and was an early employee at HGL portfolio company Mobilize, which was acquired by EveryAction.

Our Board of Advisors

Our board members serve as strategic advisors, mentors, and consultants.
Beth Bafford
Beth Bafford
VP of Syndications and Strategy, Calvert Impact Capital
Beth Bafford
VP of Syndications and Strategy, Calvert Impact Capital

Jeremy Bird
Jeremy Bird
Vice President, Public Engagement at Lyft
Jeremy Bird
Vice President, Public Engagement at Lyft

Catherine Bracy
Catherine Bracy
Executive Director, TechEquity Collaborative
Catherine Bracy
Executive Director, TechEquity Collaborative

Ben Brandzel
Ben Brandzel
Founder, The OPEN Network
Ben Brandzel
Founder, The OPEN Network

Gary Brown
Gary Brown
President, Political Data Inc.
Gary Brown
President, Political Data Inc.

Ryan Clinton
Ryan Clinton
co-Founder & Partner, Ridgeline
Ryan Clinton
co-Founder & Partner, Ridgeline

Ron Conway
Ron Conway
Founder, SV Angel
Ron Conway
Founder, SV Angel

Lindsey Schuh Cortes
Lindsey Schuh Cortes
CEO, Democratic Data Exchange
Lindsey Schuh Cortes
CEO, Democratic Data Exchange

Jiore Craig
Jiore Craig
Principal, GQR
Jiore Craig
Principal, GQR

Addisu Demissie
Addisu Demissie
Partner, 50+1 Strategies and Campaign Manager, Cory 2020
Addisu Demissie
Partner, 50+1 Strategies and Campaign Manager, Cory 2020

Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
Founder, Crooked Media
Jon Favreau
Founder, Crooked Media

Natalie Foster
Natalie Foster
President, Economic Security Project
Natalie Foster
President, Economic Security Project

Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx
Chief Policy Officer & Senior Advisor to the President & CEO, Lyft
Anthony Foxx
Chief Policy Officer & Senior Advisor to the President & CEO, Lyft

Richard Frankel
Richard Frankel
Former Founder/President, Rocket Fuel
Richard Frankel
Former Founder/President, Rocket Fuel

Kate Gage
Kate Gage
Founding Partner, The Movement Cooperative
Kate Gage
Founding Partner, The Movement Cooperative

Kathleen Gasperine
Kathleen Gasperine
Co-Founder & Principal, Paradigm PM LLP
Kathleen Gasperine
Co-Founder & Principal, Paradigm PM LLP

Julius Genachowski
Julius Genachowski
Former FCC Chairman and Managing Director at Carlyle
Julius Genachowski
Former FCC Chairman and Managing Director at Carlyle

Danielle Gray
Danielle Gray
Partner, O’Melveny & Myers
Danielle Gray
Partner, O’Melveny & Myers

Josh Hendler
Josh Hendler
President, Bacon and Grit Strategies
Josh Hendler
President, Bacon and Grit Strategies

Matt Hodges
Matt Hodges
Head of Technology, Zinc Collective
Matt Hodges
Head of Technology, Zinc Collective

Allen Kramer
Allen Kramer
Co-Founder, Mobilize
Allen Kramer
Co-Founder, Mobilize

Raffi Krikorian
Raffi Krikorian
Managing Director, Emerson Collective
Raffi Krikorian
Managing Director, Emerson Collective

John Lee
John Lee
CTO, NGP VAN
John Lee
CTO, NGP VAN

Rebecca Leventhal
Rebecca Leventhal
Founder, The Helm
Rebecca Leventhal
Founder, The Helm

Marlon Marshall
Marlon Marshall
Founding Partner, 270 Strategies
Marlon Marshall
Founding Partner, 270 Strategies

Terrell McSweeny
Terrell McSweeny
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Terrell McSweeny
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Caitlin Mitchell
Caitlin Mitchell
Partner, NEWCO Strategies
Caitlin Mitchell
Partner, NEWCO Strategies

Tamer Moktar
Tamer Moktar
Partner, InvestinginUs
Tamer Moktar
Partner, InvestinginUs

Tamim Mourad
Tamim Mourad
Serial Tech Entrepreneur
Tamim Mourad
Serial Tech Entrepreneur

Tatenda Musapatike
Tatenda Musapatike
CEO, Voter Formation Project
Tatenda Musapatike
CEO, Voter Formation Project

Scott Nathan
Scott Nathan
Founder, Atlantic Neptune Impact
Scott Nathan
Founder, Atlantic Neptune Impact

Jose Nunez
Jose Nunez
Deputy Chief Mobilization Officer, Organizing, DNC
Jose Nunez
Deputy Chief Mobilization Officer, Organizing, DNC

Josh Nussbaum
Josh Nussbaum
Founder, The Movement Cooperative
Josh Nussbaum
Founder, The Movement Cooperative

Michael O’Neil
Michael O’Neil
Director of Public Policy & Community Engagement, Vivid Seats
Michael O’Neil
Director of Public Policy & Community Engagement, Vivid Seats

Derek Parham
Derek Parham
Former Deputy CTO, Hillary for America
Derek Parham
Former Deputy CTO, Hillary for America

Deval Patrick
Deval Patrick
Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Deval Patrick
Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Michael Podhorzer
Michael Podhorzer
Political Director, AFL-CIO
Michael Podhorzer
Political Director, AFL-CIO

Jeff Potter
Jeff Potter
Technologist
Jeff Potter
Technologist

Laura Quinn
Laura Quinn
Co-founder and President, Catalist
Laura Quinn
Co-founder and President, Catalist

Shiva Rajaraman
Shiva Rajaraman
VP Commerce, Facebook
Shiva Rajaraman
VP Commerce, Facebook

James Rucker
James Rucker
Partner, Springboard Partners
James Rucker
Partner, Springboard Partners

Mollie Ruskin
Mollie Ruskin
Founder, Trestle
Mollie Ruskin
Founder, Trestle

Mike Schneider
Mike Schneider
Partner, Bully Pulpit Interactive
Mike Schneider
Partner, Bully Pulpit Interactive

Sonal Shah
Sonal Shah
Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University
Sonal Shah
Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University

Ian Simmons
Ian Simmons
Co-Founder & Principal, Blue Haven Initiative
Ian Simmons
Co-Founder & Principal, Blue Haven Initiative

Liesel Pritzker Simmons
Liesel Pritzker Simmons
Co-Founder & Principal, Blue Haven Initiative
Liesel Pritzker Simmons
Co-Founder & Principal, Blue Haven Initiative

Steph Speirs
Steph Speirs
Co-Founder and CEO, Solstice
Steph Speirs
Co-Founder and CEO, Solstice

Nellwyn Thomas
Nellwyn Thomas
Chief Technology Officer/Chief Analytics Officer, DNC
Nellwyn Thomas
Chief Technology Officer/Chief Analytics Officer, DNC

Stephanie Valencia
Stephanie Valencia
Co-founder, EquisLabs
Stephanie Valencia
Co-founder, EquisLabs

Colin Vernon
Colin Vernon
Technologist and Product Lead
Colin Vernon
Technologist and Product Lead

Tommy Vietor
Tommy Vietor
Founder, Crooked Media
Tommy Vietor
Founder, Crooked Media

Jonae Wartel
Jonae Wartel
VP, Advocacy & Elections, More than a Vote
Jonae Wartel
VP, Advocacy & Elections, More than a Vote

Ross Weiner
Ross Weiner
Partner & General Counsel, Qatalyst Partners
Ross Weiner
Partner & General Counsel, Qatalyst Partners

Tom Wheeler
Tom Wheeler
Former Chairman, FCC
Tom Wheeler
Former Chairman, FCC

Bryan Whitaker
Bryan Whitaker
Chief Innovation Officer, TargetSmart
Bryan Whitaker
Chief Innovation Officer, TargetSmart

Mike Yang
Mike Yang
Investment Advisor
Mike Yang
Investment Advisor