Alissa has 20 years of experience building, leading and advising teams in the private and government arenas. Most recently, Alissa held the position of CIO at a cyber threat risk management firm developing deep-learning AI software.
In addition to managing a private equity fund and running start-ups, Alissa has worked for Morgan Stanley, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Central Intelligence Agency. While at the CIA, she wrote an award-winning paper on creating a culture of innovation and was recognized by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) for her work on innovation and organizational culture. She subsequently advised the office of the DNI on technology platforms and initiatives such as moving to the cloud, information sharing and identity intelligence, and coordinated activities for the Intelligence Community Technology Integration Committee.
She has also served at the White House in the counsel’s office and taught for Pepperdine University as an adjunct professor of organizational behavior.
Currently, Alissa serves on the board of advisors for Decisive Data, a Redmond-based data analytics and visualization company. She has also served on the board of directors for St. James’ School as chair of the strategic planning and development committees.
Alissa holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Indiana University, a master’s degree in organizational management from George Washington University (GW), an MBA from the Sloan School of Business at MIT and is ABD for a doctorate in organizational learning from GW.