BOSTON, Mass. (June 3, 2015) – Starling Trust Sciences today announced the addition of Jeffrey Kupfer to its management team as Senior Director of Governance, Risk & Compliance Solutions. With more than two decades of leadership experience in government, business, and the non-‐profit sector, the distinguished thought leader will help to bring Starling’s predictive behavioral analytics products to market in the banking, finance and energy sectors.
As an expert in policy and financial systems, Kupfer previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he focused on regulatory and compliance issues. He also served as a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House.
“Starling has a truly modern mission, which could transform how both business and government operate in the future,” said Kupfer. “I am excited to explore the ways in which Starling’s trust-‐ based predictive analytics tools will impact everyday life in business, and ultimately inspire broader change.”
In a notable public sector career, Kupfer also held the number-‐two position at the U.S. Energy Department, an agency with over 100,000 employees and contractors. Building on this experience, Kupfer then helped steer policy for domestic natural gas operations at Chevron in his role as senior advisor for policy and government affairs. In addition, Kupfer served as a Senior Vice President at Atlas Energy, Inc. Kupfer joins Starling as a current Board Member at Atlas Energy Group and an adjunct professor of policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.
“Jeff is one of those rare individuals who has achieved great success in the public and private sectors alike,” said Starling founder and CEO, Stephen Scott. “His distinguished career in government leaves Jeff uniquely well informed when it comes to the heavy regulatory burdens placed before businesses — especially those on Wall Street and in the extractive industries. And in his private sector roles, to include serving on board audit committees, Jeff knows just where the rubber meets the road in this regard. He brings Starling a uniquely valuable perspective, and I’m thrilled to have him on board.”
Starling Trust Sciences is a pioneering technology venture that sits at the nexus of big data, network theory, and the behavioral sciences in a space it defines as “predictive behavioral analytics.” Most operational risk faced by organizations flows from the behavior of people within the enterprise, and the internal “trust dynamics” among those people provides the greatest indicator of potential trouble. Starling maps out those trust dynamics and generates actionable insights into risks before they become manifest. Starling is transforming the way the C-‐suite measures and manages people dynamics in order to drive improved engagement, culture, productivity, and performance.