Partner & Chief Growth Officer
Tom Cochran is a partner and chief growth officer for 720 Strategies. He spent over four years in the Obama administration as a presidential appointee and digital leader helping advance the President’s open government directive.
At the White House, he ran digital technology powering WhiteHouse.gov to amplify President Obama’s message, and led the team that built the ‘We the People’ petitions platform. At the U.S. Department of State, he restructured his office of 140 people into three offices, which ran global public diplomacy platforms for the U.S. Department of State. Their emphasis was on digital modernization, a cloud-first approach, and the power of relationships and networks to advance U.S. foreign policy abroad.
In the private sector, he ran the government business development practice as the Chief Digital Strategist and VP of Public Sector at Acquia, the leading cloud provider of digital experience management platforms. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer for Atlantic Media (i.e., owner of The Atlantic, Quartz, GovExec, National Journal brands).
Early in his career, he was the lead engineer and inventor on a content and feedback management system, which was awarded a U.S. patent.