Management Team

Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly, chairman of the board at PredPol, was the first General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Global Public Policy for Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, he advised some of the most innovative Internet and media clients on the increasing challenges of intellectual property and privacy protection in the digital age. Before that, Kelly clerked for federal Judge Barry Moskowitz of the United States District Court in San Diego, assisting on a range of cases, including drug smuggling, immigration and money laundering. As a former policy advisor for President Clinton’s White House Domestic Policy Council and Department of Education, he worked on important domestic programs, including the successful initiative to put 100,000 new community police officers on America’s streets and the formation of AmeriCorps, a network of national service programs that engage Americans in community service for education, public safety, health, and the environment.

Kelly received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree from Yale University, and his law degree from Harvard University.

Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald is the CEO at PredPol. Mr. MacDonald has held executive-level sales, marketing and general management roles in the technology industry for more than 25 years.

He joins PredPol most recently from Vidcie, an In-Q-Tel company, where as VP of Sales he introduced cloud-based security technologies into federal agencies, local law enforcement and Fortune 500 companies. Previous roles include VP of Carrier Relations at deCarta, a location-based services company, and VP of sales at Danger (now Microsoft), where he helped launch the first consumer smartphone.

Mr. MacDonald spent the early part of his career in Washington, DC and London. Throughout his career, three of his companies have been acquired and one had a successful IPO. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and did his graduate work in political theory at Georgetown and Oxford.

Dr. Jeff Brantingham

Jeff Brantingham is a PredPol co-founder and a Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. In addition, Dr. Brantingham serves as the Director of UC MaSC Project: Mathematical and Simulation Modeling of Crime. His research concerns how people use complex urban environments in routine ways and the consequences of these interactions for the patterning of crime events. Dr. Brantingham’s research on crime modeling and predictive policing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Popular Science, WIRED and other international news outlets.

Dr. George Mohler

George Mohler is a co-founder of PredPol and a member of the board of directors. His research on crime modeling and predictive policing has been featured in the New York Times, the Economist, TIME, Popular Science, and other international news outlets. Mohler has also held faculty positions at UCLA, Santa Clara University, and currently at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.