12 Mar Vikrum Aiyer
After leaving the Obama Administration, Aiyer built and oversaw the public policy & strategic communications practice for the tech startup, Postmates, managing the company’s legislative advocacy, COVID-19 response, and electoral efforts up through its $2.6B acquisition by Uber. As Vice President, he led the unicorn’s policy efforts on state, federal, and international matters ranging from privacy & tax, to the future of work & the gig-economy. Aiyer also helped manage the company’s executive communications, crisis communications, and corporate social responsibility arm (where he spearheaded its partnership with FoLAR and advised the CEO on housing, homelessness, reproductive rights, immigration, and social justice commitments).
He currently lives in San Francisco, where he serves as Mayor London Breed’s Commissioner on the Workforce Investment Board (WISF). Previously, he was a senior official in the Obama Administration serving as Senior Advisor in The White House for innovation & manufacturing policy, and as the Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.