Zachary Townsend, Chief Data Officer

Zachary Townsend Prior to his appointment, Mr. Townsend was the Director of Direct Channels at Silicon Valley Bank from 2015 to 2016, which he joined when they acquired Standard Treasury, a San Francisco based technology company that he co-founded in 2013. He was previously the Senior Technology Policy Advisor to Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker in 2012 and a Senior Associate at Bennett Midland, a civic and social sector management consultancy, from 2009 to 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, where he studies applied-math economics and public policy, and an Masters in Public Administration from New York University, where he focused on public finance.

Email: Zachary.Townsend@govops.ca.gov