Christopher MacPherson

Senior Technology Strategist


Christopher joined frog in September 2016.  He focuses on the to design and application of data, technology, and the experience to enable transformational change. Christopher came to frog from the global macro-hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, where he designed and built a talent research team. Prior to Bridgewater, Christopher spent more than a decade working U.S. national security issues for the federal government, most recently as a Foreign Affairs Specialist in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Combating Terrorism and Special Operations, where he oversaw Information Operations and countering violent extremism activities as well as the research and development of irregular warfare technologies. He has been a Presidential Management Fellow with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, served on the National Security Council in the White House Situation Room, a computer scientist for the National Security Agency, a speechwriter for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, a researcher for the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy, and a software developer for an internet startup company. He received both the Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Medal and the Department of the Army’s Commander’s Award for Civilian Service for his time spent in Afghanistan. Christopher holds a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, an M.S. from the U.S. National Intelligence University, and a degree in Computer Science from Hamilton College in upstate New York.He has published articles and spoken on religion and terrorism and civil-military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Christopher grew up on a maple syrup farm in western Massachusetts, plays the drums, and loves to ski.