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Abhi Nemani

[email protected] | 618-322-2220 | abhinemani.com | St. Louis, Missouri

Summary: Entrepreneur, scholar, and public servant, Abhi Nemani has over 15 years of experience in government technology leadership, with expertise in go-to-market, product, talent, and M&A. Abhi built Code for America, Los Angeles' Office of Data, and Sacramento's Office of Entrepreneurship. He led product development for various GovTech startups, finding product-market fit for SPIDRTech, ZenCity, and others making an outsized impact. Abhi holds graduate credentials in business from Stanford (eMBA), public administration from USC Price (MPA), and advanced finance from The Wharton School (AFP).

Skills: Product management, strategy & marketing; go-to-market and pricing strategy; partnerships, business/corporate development & M/A; PE, VC & philanthropic due diligence, research & thesis validation; government relations, sales & evangelism; full-stack development/design (Ruby, JS, PHP, CSS) & data science (Python, Tableau).



Founder & Managing Director

February 2017 - Present

University of Chicago

Civic Technology Lecturer

January 2019 - September 2019

City of Sacramento

Chief Innovation Officer

January 2016 - February 2017

City of Los Angeles

Chief Data Officer

September 2014 - October 2015

Code for America

Co-Executive Director

May 2010 - March 2014

Previously: Chief of Staff, Director of Strategy & Communications

Rose Institute of State and Local Government


September 2006 - April 2010


Leading Cities (GovTech Accelerator / NGO)

Board of Directors

July 2022 - Present

Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN)

University Challenge Selection Committee

May 2022 - Present

Innovations in Justice Tech (GovTech Accelerator)

Mentor / Judge

May 2022 - Present

Coding it Forward (GovTech NGO)

Mentor & Speaker

Jan 2020 - Present

SmartCityX (GovTech Accelerator)

Leadership Circle

May 2019 - Present

Newsom for California (Governor)

Chair, Tech and Innovation Policy Committee

August 2017 - November 2018

OpenGov Foundation (GovTech NGO)

Board Member / Vice-Chair

May 2014 - May 2017


Recognition & Honors for Code for America

Recognition & Honors for City of Los Angeles





The Wharton School

September 2021 - February 2023

Advanced Finance Program (AFP)

USC Price School of Public Policy

Jaunuary 2021 - December 2022

Masters in Public Administration (MPA) | Phi Kappa Phi Honors | Dean's Award
Capstone: Talent Recruitment for Cities in the Future of Work

Stanford Graduate School of Business

August 2020 - August 2021

Executive Masters of Business Administration (eMBA)

Oxford University

August 2008 - December 2008

Philosophy, Politics & Economics (First Class)

Claremont McKenna College

August 2006 - May 2010

B.A. in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (Honors); Magna Cum Laude
Thesis: The First Amendment, Democracy & Citizens United