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TheBridge Profiles

Our profiles highlight the work our wide-ranging community is doing at the intersection of technology, innovation, policy and politics. Our Profile Archive (here) has become an excellent resource, a speaker's bureau of sorts, of leading speakers in these industries. It already includes hundreds of profiles. Check it out and nominate someone!

TheBridge Profiles highlight the work our wide-ranging community is doing at the intersection of technology, innovation, policy and politics.

Our archive of 200+ profiles is an excellent resource, similar to a speakers bureau, of leaders in these industries. Browse through it here and nominate someone!

TheBridge profile: Andrew McMahon

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Name: Andrew McMahon

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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