This is the Obama campaign’s new tech guru

How would this hipster get along at your company?

According to the Chicago Tribune, Reed, the former CTO of online T-shirt shop Threadless, “will focus on helping field operators improve voter contact.”

The 33-year-old Reed, as you may have noticed, doesn’t look like your typical political wonk or IT geek.

“Harper is not the guy you’d typically imagine inviting to a board meeting, but we always did and he was very impressive,” Nick Rosa, managing director of venture capital firm Sandbox Industries, where Reed has consulted, told the Tribune. “If you heard him talk and speak, you’d think he was a suit, but he’s not. He takes pride in being different.”

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