PPBE Reform Commission

Commissioner Bio

Raj Shah

Appointed by Ranking Member Mike Rogers, House Armed Services Committee

Mr. Raj Shah is the co-founder and chairman of Resilience, a cyber-security start-up, and managing partner for Shield Capital. Shah also serves as an F-16 pilot in the US Air Force, Air National Guard and has completed multiple combat deployments. 

Previously, Shah was the Director of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), appointed and reported directly to then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Shah led DIUx in its efforts to strengthen U.S. armed forces through contractual and cultural bridges between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon. 

Shah was also previously senior director of strategy at Palo Alto Networks, which acquired Morta Security, where he was chief executive officer and co-founder. He also served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. 

Shah holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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