Purpose is proud to announce the hire of Josh Hendler as Chief Technology Officer. In a role that’s brand-new for Purpose, Josh will be working closely with Purpose partners and helping the company develop new products in its social-change technology portfolio.

“Josh is kind of a celebrity in the politics and technology space, and for good reason—he brings enormous credibility and a rare combination of strategic insight and technology chops,” said Purpose Co-founder and CEO Jeremy Heimans. “We’re thrilled to have him on board!”

Josh joins Purpose after having worked at the intersection of social good and technology throughout his career. His sweet spot is technology leadership roles in politics, having served as the technology chief for the Democratic National Committee and Organizing for America. During the 2008 campaign, he was a consultant to the Obama campaign, managing technology for distributed organizing efforts. Most recently, Josh was the Chief Technology Officer at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a global communications agency, where he led product and consulted with the Digital and Sustainability practice. Working across NGOs and startups, he has been at Rock the Vote, Jumo and Major League Baseball Advanced Media.

“My goal is to develop the next-generation of tools to empower people across the globe to build movements,” said Hendler. “Purpose is the place to do that. Its power lies in its incredible team—it’s a gathering place for world-changers, movement-makers and social entrepreneurs.”

Josh is a graduate of the Gallatin School at New York University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son and two cats.