Chad joined OTF in November 2014 as the Director of Technology. He is active in reviewing the technical aspects of proposals, leading the Red Team and Secure Cloud Labs, and acting as OTF’s internal technology and security expert.
Chad has accumulated nearly 20 years experience utilizing his technology and security knowledge to advance the capabilities of pro-democracy journalists and human rights activists from around the globe. Prior to starting with OTF, Chad was RFA’s Chief Security Officer. He joined RFA in 2006 and by 2009 became the Managing Engineer of Systems and Security. Before transitioning to OTF, Chad was part of an internal RFA working group including RFA’s President, Chief Technology Officer, General Counsel, and Chief Financial Officer to define the founding principles under which OTF would begin to operate. Before RFA, he worked at Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty in Prague, Czech Republic.