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TheBridge profile: Andrew McMahon


Name: Andrew McMahon

Current city: San Francisco, CA

Current job: Director of Partnerships, Dcode42

Past job: Senior Advisor for Technology, General Services Administration

Q. Favorite spot for a coffee meeting? Sightglass Coffee, 7th St, SF

Q. Job advice in three words? Give others credit

Q. Describe one way how a skill you learned in a previous job helped you in your new job.
My first job out of college was as a middle school teacher. I learned very quickly and the hard way that preparation and organization were essential to not get “eaten alive” by the students. I used these skills as an advisor in the White House and at GSA when juggling multiple issues, meetings, and stakeholders on a daily basis.

Q. Most underrated virtue in an employee? Integrity

Q. Last time you were completely unplugged? Honeymoon, 2014

Q. What can Silicon Valley teach DC? How to embrace risk and failure in a constructive way.

Q. Living person you admire? Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia)

Q. Favorite under the radar company? Thumbtack (not completely under the radar, but I’m a big fan)

Q. Favorite restaurant? Beuchert’s Saloon, Capitol Hill, DC

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