In addition to his role at Teneo, Dr. Shinn is a lecturer at Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and advises several technology firms.
Dr. Shinn worked as a general manager and then entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, first at Advanced Micro Devices, a Sunnyvale, California-based integrated circuit producer, and then at Dialogic, a Parsippany, New Jersey-based software firm, which he co-founded. In the public sector, after posts in the U.S. Department of State, he served as the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the Central Intelligence Agency. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia at the Pentagon from 2006 – 2008, where his area of policy responsibility ranged from Herat to Honolulu and included, notably, the War in Afghanistan.
Dr. Shinn currently serves on the advisory boards of CQS, a London-based hedge fund; Kenshō Financial, a Cambridge-based data analytics firm; and Predata, a New York-based digital signal processing start-up. He has a BA from Princeton, MBA from Harvard, and a PhD from Princeton.