CEO of Sullivan Strategy
Margaret Sullivan is the CEO of Sullivan Strategy, an advisory firm focused on corporate growth strategies. Sullivan is also a partner at Aspiration Growth Opportunity Fund. From 2011 to 2014, Sullivan served Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the United States Agency for International Development. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, she served as Director of Political Risk Management at Farallon Capital Management, in San Francisco, California. Sullivan began her federal career on Capitol Hill, where she served as a Professional Staff Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and as National Security Adviser to the House Majority Leader. In 1994, Sullivan joined the Clinton administration and served as The Special Assistant to Defense Secretary William Perry, helping to manage his relationship with the White House, Congress and national press corps. At the Department of Housing and Urban Development, she served as West Coast Regional Director and as Chief of Staff for Secretary Andrew Cuomo. She has also served as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. Sullivan helped found and then served on the board of an Oakland-based community development bank, Beneficial State Bank. She also serves on the boards of the Private Capital Group for Africa and United States Global Development Lab. Sullivan has a Master's Degree in public management from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor's Degree in political science from Stanford University, and was a two-year MacArthur fellow.