CEO & Co-FounderTim is currently the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote, a Government Relationship Management platform that uses AI, analytics, and natural language processing to help global organizations take control of their government risk and automate the law. The global company with offices around the world has now grown to become the largest privately held company in the legal analytics space and powers 1,300 of the world’s largest and most influential law firms, legal departments, and governments in creating a more open and transparent society through data. With Hwang’s technology and capital partners from the likes of Mark Cuban, Jerry Yang, Steve Case, NEA, Renren and others, FiscalNote is revolutionizing access to legislation, regulations, and court cases for organizations around the world.
Prior to founding FiscalNote, Hwang started his career in politics in the Obama ’08 campaign, assisting in the election of the first Obama Administration. He was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education a year later, overseeing a budget of over $4 Billion for 22,000 public employees. As a student, Tim also served as the President of the National Youth Association and the founder of Operation Fly. Inc., – a national 501(c)(3) organization that served inner-city children in underprivileged areas around the country.
Tim was profiled in Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc. 30 Under 30, CNN’s Top 10 Startups, Business Insiders Top 25 Hottest Startups, and many others. He is a graduate of Princeton and currently deferring Harvard Business School. He is also currently a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, a Trustee on the Board of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region (the largest funder of non-profit and philanthropic initiatives in the region), and a member of the The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-FounderGerald guides strategic and corporate culture initiatives. He co-founded FiscalNote after a decade leading operations in the non-profit, public schools, and start-up sectors. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the board of directors, overseeing international expansion and leading FiscalNote’s corporate responsibility program. Previously, Gerald was director of finance for the National Youth Association.
He studied finance and sociology at Emory University.
Vice President, ResearchVlad creates advanced methods for analyzing, modeling, and extracting knowledge from the growing amount of mostly unstructured data related to government, policy, law, news, and social media. He currently leads the Data Science team at FiscalNote and created the first version of the company’s patent-pending analytics. His team’s research focuses on machine learning for natural language processing (NLP) applications in computational social science and explores external and internal, open and proprietary data.
He has published more than 15 peer-reviewed papers and serves on the program committees for top-tier conferences, such as ACL, NAACL, and EMNLP. He has more than a decade of experience developing state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms for a broad range of NLP applications including entity extraction, structured prediction, machine translation, text classification, and information retrieval. His research awards include the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, and he has conducted research in academia (Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland), industry (Raytheon, BBN Technologies, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory), and government.
Vlad completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science with Philip Resnik at the University of Maryland, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Philosophy at Columbia University.
Vice President, Business DevelopmentReed is responsible for leading FiscalNote’s sales teams as we build and rapidly scale a growing client base. Reed brings nearly two decades of sales and account management experience across the SaaS and information services industry. Most recently, Reed served as Chief Revenue Officer of Link Labs, a leading innovator in Internet of Things SaaS platforms, preceded by 14 years at CEB (now Gartner), where he led a variety of the firm’s top-performing new sales and account management teams. Reed played an integral role in CEB’s growth from $120M to over $920M in annual revenues over his tenure.
Earlier in his career, Reed served as Client Services Manager for Puente Sur, a market research and professional services firm providing a wide range of outsourced solutions to clients with interests throughout Latin America.
Reed’s experience providing new insights and solutions to international clients across diverse industries and building high-performing teams is well-suited to FiscalNote’s client needs and growth aspirations.
Reed holds a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Head of Legal & Corporate DevelopmentArthur dissects the intersection of technology, law, and government. He currently leads corporate development for FiscalNote, where he plans and executes long-term strategic growth initiatives including partnerships and alliances. He is also acting general counsel. One of FiscalNote’s first employees, Arthur has led operations, legal, finance, training and sales, and has contributed to product strategy and design.
He was decorated multiple times during his combat military service in Afghanistan and the western Pacific – receiving the Bronze Star with “V” for valor in combat, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement medals, the Army Commendation medal, and the Combat Action ribbon. Commissioned as an infantry officer through the National Call to Service program, Arthur led combat units, upon promotion to Captain, he volunteered for a special operations task force in Afghanistan coordinating governance, deployment and military training operations.
Arthur began his career as an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher where he worked on international compliance for Fortune 100 companies with operations in Asia, Europe and Central and South America. He’s a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Virginia School of Law, and has published articles for the Marine Corps Gazette and Marine Corps University. He is a member of the bars in Washington, D.C., and Virginia state, and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Chief Financial OfficerRichard has been giving companies a competitive edge via strategic finance and M&A for more than 20 years. His expertise spans investment banking and executive finance at a late stage technology start-up. He is currently chief financial officer at FiscalNote, where he leads capital raising, investor relations, budgeting and financial planning as well as financial operations.
Prior to FiscalNote, Richard was an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and UBS, underwriting and executing complex financings to support M&A transactions on behalf of corporate and private equity clients. And earlier in his career, Richard invested equity and mezzanine capital into investment opportunities and conducted extensive due diligence to support such transactions while at Ripplewood Holdings and AlpInvest Partners. He began his career with Salomon Brothers.
On the start-up side, Richard was a senior executive on the finance and capital markets teams at Kabbage, a financial services data and technology company that provides automated lending to small businesses.
Richard holds a BA in Economics and Asian Studies from Amherst College. He also holds an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Management & Organizations from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Senior Strategy AdvisorChris Lu brings 20 years of regulatory, legislative, and political experience to his role as Senior Strategy Advisor at FiscalNote. Prior to joining the company, Chris’ public service career spanned all three branches of the federal government, including Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Under his leadership, the Labor Department was named the most improved large federal agency for employee engagement two years in a row. He promoted innovative programs that prepare America’s workforce for the 21st Century; represented the U.S. at international convenings; and was a board member of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
He also served as White House Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to President Obama from 2009-13; co-chaired the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; was Senator Obama’s Legislative Director and Acting Chief of Staff; and was Executive Director of the Obama-Biden 2008 transition team. He was Deputy Chief Counsel of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee working for Rep. Henry Waxman, and was a law clerk for Judge Robert E. Cowen on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
He began his legal career in litigation at Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C. Chris graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Chris also serves as a senior fellow at the University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs. He is a frequent television commentator and is a contributor for TIME.
Vice President of PeopleChristina has been building best-in-class teams and organizations across industries, and at various stage companies, for 20 years. She’s particularly passionate about high growth, dynamic businesses that leverage data and technology to unlock opportunities for their clients and where talent is a strategic advantage, employees are valued, and can truly make a difference. Currently, Christina serves as VP of People at FiscalNote.
Prior to FiscalNote, Christina began her career in wealth management, established the HR function at RTC, a WPP company; spearheaded Talent Management at CustomInk, a high growth eCommerce company; and served as senior strategic consultant at CapitalOne where she helped lead talent transformation across a geographically diverse workforce.
Christina holds an MBA from George Washington University, a BA from University of Connecticut, and holds several certifications including SPHR, MBTI, DiSC, and EQi.
Vice President, OperationsMike leads general operations and facilities management at FiscalNote, responsible for ensuring the realization of FiscalNote's physical growth strategies and employee support. Having joined FiscalNote in the fall of 2013, he shepherded the company's growth from an employee count in the single digits and 2,000 square feet to more than 130 full-time staff and 42,000+ square feet of office space across DC, NYC, and Seoul.
Previously having led the Talent division at FiscalNote, Mike drove multiple original initiatives such as recruiting and hiring, training and education, performance management, and organizational development. He is passionate about fostering welcoming, inclusive work environments that empower employee achievement and fulfillment. In 2016, Mike was selected to represent the District of Columbia's tech, creative, and business community as an Ambassador to South by Southwest Interactive. Most recently, he worked closely with the DC Mayor's Office to capture funding to keep FiscalNote's Global Headquarters in DC by creating a first-of-its-kind technology training and internship program for District residents.
Mike came to FiscalNote with a background in independent school education, both as an administrator and teacher, having taught history, government, and math. He holds an M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Richmond.