Brian Forde serves as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and leads the White House Tech Inclusion Initiative, the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative and led a team of municipal innovators from across the country to develop a plan to support Mayor Duggan’s vision for a 21st Century Detroit.
Previously, Brian co-founded and served as President of Llamadas, S.A. a low-cost internet phone service provider serving more than 200,000 Nicaraguans. Llamadas, S.A. received the Pioneers of Prosperity award by the Seven Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank and was recognized by the U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua as the one of the most innovative companies in the fight against poverty. Prior to founding Llamadas, Brian was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the mountains of Nicaragua where he taught small business classes in the local high school.
Brian graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from London Business School.