Patrick McGovern

Trustee and Chair of the Board, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Patrick McGovern is a Trustee and the current Chair of the Board of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, a philanthropy focused on advancing artificial intelligence (AI) and data science to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all.  

Throughout his career, McGovern has demonstrated a deep commitment to emerging tech solutions. From 1999 to 2005, he ran SourceForge, a large and influential open-source development website, and has since taken on various marketing leadership roles, including VP of Marketing at Splunk, CMO at Skout, and VP of Marketing at Risk I/O (now Kenna Security).

An entrepreneur, McGovern also launched his own mobile company, WhereApps, and actively consults for various Silicon Valley-based and global tech companies on their marketing strategy. McGovern is also a trustee at The People’s Portfolio and a board member at The Tech Interactive. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of San Francisco. 


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