Harper Reed is a hacker/engineer who builds paradigm-shifting tech and leads others to do the same. Reed loves using the vastness of the Internet to bring people together, whether as CTO of Obama for America, CTO at Threadless.com, or on his own projects.
A Colorado native who was raised in a home without a television (but with an Apple IIC), Reed is most renowned for his work on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Reed, self-described as “probably one of the coolest guys ever,” built a team of developers from tech start-ups and created Project Narwhal, a tech infrastructure of voter information.
Through the acquisition of his company, Modest, Inc., Reed is helping to define the future of commerce at PayPal. You can often find Reed playing with new technologies, looking for something to hack, or enjoying life in Chicago with his amazing partner, Hiromi, and their bizarre poodle, Lulu.More about Harper