Tech for Campaigns is the digital arm for progressive and centrist campaigns.

Our Mission

We provide political campaigns with access to world-class talent and technology to implement digital strategies needed to win, powered by a growing community of over 4,500 skilled volunteers. Tech For Campaigns (TFC) gives political candidates access to a caliber of digital talent that is hard to come by, especially in state and other down-ballot races. This digital boost provides a competitive edge, while offering tech workers opportunities to volunteer their skills in a meaningful and impactful way—turning political passion into hands-on involvement.

How TFC Started

TFC started as an idea between 3 tech entrepreneurs: What if, instead of just volunteering time and money, they could volunteer their expertise in web development, social media, paid marketing, and data analysis? They created a Google Doc to share the idea with friends, and within 72 hours had 700+ volunteer signups from Silicon Valley’s most sought-after tech and digital talent. Fast forward to today and they’ve built the largest digital, political volunteer network in the U.S.

Our Strategy

Over the last decade, even as Democrats won at the federal level, they lost serious ground at the state level: over 900 individual seats and control of 39 state government bodies were lost over the last four election cycles.

State legislatures decide how federal and state districts are drawn (aka redistricting) and control the destiny of legislation on major topics from healthcare to education to equal rights. Despite their importance, state races raise relatively little money and struggle to get attention from campaign professionals. This is why we focus, especially but not exclusively, on state legislatures and winning back control.

In order to reverse gerrymandering, implement progressive policies, and help “flip the House,” we must start with the winning back control of the states.

Meet the Team Flag Icon

Jessica Alter
Jessica Alter

Co-founder

Home district: MI 40

Jessica Alter is Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Social Capital, a leading venture capital and investment firm. She is also Cofounder and Board Member of Tech for Campaigns, the digital arm for progressive and centrist political candidates. Previously, she was the Cofounder & CEO of FounderDating (acquired by OneVest), the Linkedin for entrepreneurs. Jessica led Business Development and was GM of Platforms at Bebo (acquired by AOL for $850M). Prior to Bebo Jessica worked in business development at Hands-On Mobile.

She is an advisor to several companies, sits on the board of the A.Alfred Taubman Institute at the University of Michigan and was recently named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Peter Kazanjy
Peter Kazanjy

Co-founder

Home district: CA 12

Pete Kazanjy is a serial founder, and seasoned early stage Saas executive, advisor, and investor. Pete founded TalentBin, a category-defining talent search engine and recruiting CRM, which exited to Monster Worldwide in early 2014. Pete is passionate about HR tech, marketplaces, and tech-enabled sales and sales operations. Prior to TalentBin, Pete worked in product marketing and product at VMware, having graduated from Stanford in 2002.

Ian Ferguson
Ian Ferguson

Co-founder

Home district: NY 10

Ian Ferguson is an entrepreneur and a designer in equal measure. Both analyst and artist, he believes that good design and tactical business objectives are inseparable. He currently develops software and user experiences for emerging brands in both the technology and non-profit sectors through his own creative studio, Res Facta. From 2011-2016, he oversaw product and brand development as a founder of Kitchit, a marketplace connecting diners with professional chefs for full-service, at-home dining. Prior to Kitchit, Ian was a Consultant at Bain & Co. and earned a BA at Yale and an MBA from Stanford.

Greg Dale
Greg Dale

Director of Campaign Relations

Home district: CA 33

Greg Dale is Director of Campaign Relations for TFC where he focuses on bringing new technologies to new audiences in useful ways. After beginning his career in investment management at J.P. Morgan and First Republic, Greg worked as an product manager and account executive at Chartboost, a mobile ad platform, and was the Founding Business Lead at Myra Labs, which focuses on bringing artificial intelligence to customer care. Greg holds a BA from UC San Diego.

Alex Lindsay
Alex Lindsay

Head of Operations

Home district: PA 2

Alex is an experienced product, design, and operations leader. Previously a co-founder of Minno Care and a Senior Product Manager at Opower through their 2016 acquisition by Oracle, Alex earned a BS and MS from Stanford University.

Hasham Ali
Hasham Ali

Engineering

 

Hasham Ali is an experienced engineering leader with a passion for usability and scalable solutions. Since starting his career at Zynga, he has held lead engineering roles at Chartboost, a mobile ad platform, and Rocket Games, a mobile gaming startup. Most recently, he was CTO at Penn Interactive Ventures. Hasham graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

Kendall Collins
Kendall Collins

Board Member

 

Kendall Collins was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer of AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco for $3.7B).

Prior to AppDynamics, Kendall served as an executive at Salesforce for 12 years across a wide range of business and product functions, and subsequently as an advisor. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the core Salesforce Cloud business unit and also served as the global Chief Marketing Officer of Salesforce for 3 years.

Prior to Salesforce, Kendall worked at Siebel Systems, Oracle, AT Kearney, and Procter & Gamble. He graduated with a B.S. in Commerce with Distinction from the University of Virginia, a concentration in East Asian Studies, and studied in Taiwan.

Meet some of our
super volunteers

Bistra Anguelova
Bistra Anguelova

Acquisition Marketing Manager, Thumbtack

Rob Quist for Congress and Justin Nelson for AG

Louis Eisenberg
Louis Eisenberg

Engineering Manager, CZI; formerly Facebook

TFC Data Team

Anela Chan
Anela Chan

Senior Data Scientist, HBO

Chris Hurst VA-12 and Hiral Tipirneni, AZ-08

Max Brettler
Max Brettler

UI/UX Designer, Green Rubion

Shelly Simonds, VA-94

Krishna Esteva
Krishna Esteva

Senior Product Manager, NerdWallet

Chris Hurst, VA-12

Courtney Muniz
Courtney Muniz

Strategic Account Manager, Yesware

Operations

Xaviea Bell
Xaviea Bell

Senior Cloud Engineer

DevOps

Jim Sorenson
Jim Sorenson

Senior Data Scientist, Linkedin

Virginia House Democratic Caucus

Andy Locascio
Andy Locascio

Senior Engineer, Slack

Virginia House Democratic Caucus

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We are looking for talented people to help us reshape the American political landscape in a meaningful way.

Executive Director

State Lead

Staff Engineer

Director of Performance Marketing

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