The Seasteading Institute (TSI) is pleased to welcome John D. Chisholm to our Board of Directors. As both a donor to The Seasteading Institute and a serial entrepreneur in his professional life, Mr. Chisholm is a major asset to TSI’s board.
His strong innovative ideals make Mr. Chisholm a good fit with TSI’s vision of reforming government to improve human conditions. A member of the Silicon Valley community for over 30 years, his business experience, leadership skills, and extensive network will all contribute towards making TSI’s vision a reality.
After receiving degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Mr. Chisholm gained extensive background in marketing and management through business positions at HP and Xerox. In 1992, he founded and served as CEO & Chairman of Decisive Technology, publisher of the first desktop and client-server software for conducting surveys through email and the web. Decisive Technology became the leading desktop application for online surveys and is now a part of Google. In 1997, he founded CustomerSat, where he served as CEO & Chairman for a decade until its acquisition by MarketTools in early 2008. CustomerSat is a leading provider of software solutions that automates gathering, reporting, analyzing and driving action on customer feedback for large organizations.
He also chairs the MIT Club of Northern California (a non-profit organization serving over 10,000 alumni), is a trustee of the Santa Fe Institute, is a member of the MIT Corporation Development Committee, and volunteers with MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service to help young entrepreneurs start their own businesses.
We are excited to add Mr. Chisholm to our Board of Directors and for the opportunities his collaboration will provide us!