Chris MacPherson

My career has spanned defense, finance, design, talent, and technology.

I most recently led growth, strategy and government at Shift, an a16z and Expa backed startup, where I launched their federal business practice and built a best in class venture capital and startup industry immersion program for innovators in the military.

I was a key architect in developing the applied data and intelligence systems go to market at Frog Design, built and led an internal talent research startup at Bridgewater Associates, oversaw counterterrorism and influence operations at the Pentagon, ran a team at the White House Situation Room, and was recruited out of college by the NSA.

I currently teach a course on Creativity, Innovation and Design at Princeton University.

Please reach out if you want to build something interesting. chris {at}

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