The conclusion he reaches determines the success or failure of any initiative. If the official determines your initiative could anger his base, traditional advocacy techniques — phone-a-thons, contributions, personal connections, or academic evidence — will all be ignored.
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James Vaughan – CEO/Co-founder
James earned his B.A. at Stanford University, graduating with honors. Afterwards, he worked in politics, realized that gridlock had become impenetrable, and decided to move to the business world. He has management experience in the hospitality, real estate, and energy sectors. Wanting to receive formal training, he returned to Austin to get his MBA at McCombs, graduating with the equivalent of high honors. During this time, he developed the plan for Value Voting. Making good policy possible has always been his passion.
Can Sar – CTO/Co-founder
Originally from Austria, Can received his B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Stanford University. He was a Stanford Presidential Scholar, recipient of the Stanford Graduate Fellowship, and featured in Inc.’s 30 under 30 in 2009. He left Stanford’s Doctoral program to found Apture, an application integrated into websites of major publishers to improve reader engagement. The company was sold to Google where he managed teams in the Chrome and Inbox divisions for three years. Always an avid reader and devoted to history, his passion for American politics grew as he observed the policies approved by San Francisco’s city government. He noticed logical proposals never had support, regardless of economics, if they did not have support from the base.