In addition to his role at Teneo, Dr. Shinn is a lecturer at Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, where his research includes risk management, technical innovation and decision-making under uncertainty.
After careers on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, Dr. Shinn served as Assistant Secretary for Asia in the U.S. Department of Defense from 2006 – 2008, where his area of responsibility ranged from Herat to Honolulu and included, notably, the War in Afghanistan. Before the Pentagon, he was the National Intelligence Officer for Asia at the Central Intelligence Agency.
In the private sector, after working with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and Asia, he spent a decade in Silicon Valley, first at Advanced Micro Devices, an integrated circuit producer, and then at Dialogic, a software firm, which he co-founded. Dialogic did an IPO in 1992 and was ultimately acquired by Intel Corporation. Dr. Shinn served as investor and board member at several engineering firms, including HLI, Longitude and (most recently) MoDo Labs, an MIT spinout. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Oxford Analytica, the UK-based intelligence firm, and CQS, a London-based hedge fund.
His unclassified publications include articles on political risk in Institutional Investor magazine; a chapter in The Great Recession’s Impact on Corporate Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2011); Afghan Peace Talks: A Primer (RAND Press 2011), with James Dobbins; and Political Power and Corporate Control (Princeton University Press, 2005), with Peter Gourevitch. Dr. Shinn has a BA from Princeton, MBA from Harvard, and a PhD from Princeton.