Former Obama for America COO Joins Bully Pulpit Interactive
We are thrilled to welcome Ann Marie Habershaw as Bully Pulpit Interactive’s new Chief Operating Officer as there is no one who better understands the management of our industry. Not only has she been a COO four times before – including at three of our clients (Obama for America, DNC, DCCC), but she has been a COO in the private sector as well. With an MBA and many years of campaign experience, Ann Marie brings the perfect blend of business and politics to BPI.
BPI is at a critical moment in our growth. We just opened our third office in Chicago and have spent the last year investing in new proprietary technology like Vantage. We want to maintain the culture and drive of a startup, while adding the rigor and stability of a six-year old company.
After she led the growth behind the largest startup in political history on the Obama campaign, there is no one who understands both our culture and business better than Ann Marie. If you don’t know her full bio yet, it is worth reading. She previously served as the Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and as the COO of Obama for America, where she built nationwide infrastructure to align with the national campaign plan. She has also served as the COO of the Democratic National Committee and as the CFO and COO of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. At both organizations, she assessed existing organizational structure and led strategic process plus change initiatives to overhaul all committee operations. Her passion for operations took off at EMILY’s List, where she was Director of Finance and Administration and found her niche to help mission driven organizations ensure that resources of organizations, both people and dollars, move as one with their values and goals.
With BPI’s diverse portfolio of corporate, non-profit and political clients, we are eager to continue to optimize and stay at the top of our industry. We are bullish about our future and Ann Marie is a perfect person to help us get to the next level.