- Ron Turiello
- Tom Wilson
- Joe Ross
- Noah Richmond
Prior to founding the Voter Genome Project, Ron was the senior IP and technology transactions attorney in the Palo Alto office of Skadden Arps where he served as outside intellectual property counsel to numerous technology companies, including Yahoo!, Hyperion Solutions (including in its $3.3 billion acquisition by Oracle), Sage Software, PassMark Security, Micron Technology, and Nokia. Ron has been active in Democratic politics for 20 years, first as a senior campaign organizer for former U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, and as campaign manager for Syracuse, NY City Council President Bob Romeo and more recently raising money including for Governor Howard Dean, U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Barack Obama, and Ken Salazar, and for Mark Kennedy Shriver. Ron is a graduate of Boston University (B.A. in Urban Political Development) and Cornell Law School (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) where he won the Boardman prize for ranking first in his class at the end of the second year and served as Editor of the Cornell Law Review and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Tom Wilson is a co-founder and CIO of the Voter Genome Project and has over 20 years experience in public opinion polling & market research, communications & campaign management. Tom has conducted surveys and completed projects in many states and cities throughout the United States and with organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies, major research universities and state wide political campaigns to early stage technology companies, school boards and local cities and towns. Early in his career, Tom served as Aide to the Mayor of Tucson, Arizona, one of the fastest growing cities in America, as well as Research Director and Public Affairs Account Executive for the largest full service advertising agency in Arizona. Mr. Wilson has also served as an independent consultant to numerous political and public policy campaigns and issues organizations. Before returning to the Northeast, Tom was co-founder and Senior Vice President of the Greater Tucson Economic Council and also was the founding Director of Marketing at Predictive Networks. Tom graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona.
Founder & Advisor
Joe Ross is a 2007 graduate from Stanford Law School where he was president of the Stanford Law Review. As a Navy lieutenant, Joe Ross served as Deputy Director of Intelligence for the fleet component of the U.S. Southern Command and was responsible for initiating, planning and implementing programs in intelligence security cooperation with partner navies in Latin America. He served as a United Nations briefing officer in Korea and provided tactical intelligence to Marine Corps aircrews planning missions over Iraq. He has worked as a staff reporter at a Boston weekly newspaper, speech writer for the director of a federal agency, and senior organizer in the 1992 Presidential campaign of Senator Paul Tsongas. As a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, Ross specialized in communication strategy and change management within the public sector. He holds a B.A. from Yale University, a J.D. from Stanford University, and was a visiting student at Oxford University in political philosophy and economics. He is presently Executive Director for California at Citizen Schools.
Noah Richmond, Ph.D.
Advisor & Quantitative Decision Analyst
Noah Richmond is an advisor to the Voter Genome Project, and has extensive experience applying quantitative analysis to strategic decision making. He has provided analytical support for studies conducted at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), spanning such diverse areas as acquisition reform, manpower management, and security in space and cyberspace. Noah was a consultant at Strategic Decisions Group, and also worked as a Sr. Technical associate at Rapt, Inc. In both capacities he was responsible for building financial models to inform senior management when confronted with complex, high risk decisions. He has conducted research at MIT and Stanford University covering bacterial modeling, intelligent inventory management, functional brain imaging, and aviation risk management. As a student, Noah also worked in at Los Alamos Laboratories where he developed cryptography technologies. Noah graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude in Mathematics from MIT, and holds four advanced degrees from Stanford University, including an M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research, an M.S. in bio-engineering, a Ph.D. in Management Science from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.