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Andrew Barkett MBA 09
Bay Area MBA Alumnus

UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Barkett will split his time between Silicon Valley and Washington, according to the reports.

Read our Q&A with Andrew, who recently pledged $50,000 to strengthen the UC Davis Big Bang! Business Plan Competition

At Google I learned a lot about the Internet, large-scale computer systems and technology. Working as a management consultant and getting an MBA completed my skill set. Now, analyzing strategic opportunities and threats, and knowing how to motivate engineers to tackle them, help me take my career—and Facebook—to the next level.

Student Leadership

  • James F. Sullivan Award
  • Member, Bay Area Working Professional MBA Student Council

Previous Degree

B.A., Political Economy, University of California, Berkeley

Previous Positions

  • Senior Director, Engineering
    Livescribe, Oakland, CA
  • Senior Management Consultant
    Taos Mountain, Inc., San Jose, CA
  • Technical Program Manager
    Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA
  • Senior Engineer
    Facebook, Menlo Park, CA

Fast Facts

  • Renaissance man! Deeply interested in philosophy, literature, film and economics.
  • Co-founder, Greenlight Apparel, an entrepreneurial venture committed to fighting child labor and promoting sustainability and positive change.
  • Advisor/investor in several Silicon Valley start-ups.
  • Economics and strategy advisor to the Human Needs Project, a group aiming to bring clean water and reliable infrastructure to the worst slums in Kenya.