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Zack Exley is the Chief Revenue Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation. He has recently worked at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy and OMP, a U.S. fundraising and communications firm. He is the Co-Founder and President of the New Organizing Institute, a technology and strategy training center for social justice organizations.
Zack helped bring U.S. politics online as MoveOn.org's first Organizing Director, advisor to the Howard Dean campaign, and Director of Online Communications and Organizing at John Kerry's presidential campaign. He often appeared as a commentator on national and international media and his work was frequently profiled.
He began developing tools for online political organizing in the 2000 U.S. election controversy, when he used a website to allow citizens to self-organize more than 100 rallies around the United States. He began his political career working as a union organizer, and has also worked as a computer programmer, factory worker, short order cook, book binder and janitor. He lives in rural Missouri with his wife and daughter.