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Brandon Thaler
Chief of Staff

Brandon leads special projects and develops strategies to help shape Surgo’s growth in key areas such as the application of machine learning to global health and market entry. He is passionate about helping early-stage social impact organizations reach their potential. Together with his colleagues at Surgo, Brandon hopes to drive the adoption of effective research approaches by the global development community.

Prior to joining Surgo, Brandon managed operations for BlueLabs, a social impact driven analytics company using modeling techniques to change the way organizations do outreach at the individual level. His passion for social impact started with his first campaign, an online petition to save the historic wooden boardwalk in his hometown. Since then, Brandon has worked for state and federal campaigns and interned for the Obama White House and House Democratic Leadership. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from American University and is finishing his Master’s in Management at the London School of Economics.