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Zachary Bookman (born 1980) is an American government technology entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of OpenGov, Inc, a cloud software company serving local governments and state agencies. Prior to founding OpenGov, Bookman served as Advisor to the Anti‑Corruption Task Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was also a trial litigator at Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, Van Nest & Peters in San Francisco, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra Segal Ikuta on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Bookman holds a JD from the Yale Law School and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. He graduated as valedictorian of his class. from the University of Maryland, College Park and is an alumnus of the Sidwell Friends School in Bethesda, MD.
In 2007-2008, Bookman received a Fulbright Fellowship to study transparency and corruption in Mexico.
Bookman co-founded OpenGov, Inc in 2012 with Joe Lonsdale and Stanford University technologists. With OpenGov, Bookman has worked to bring cloud software to local government, a sector overlooked by many software-as-a-service firms. Bookman has long advocated for investments in "govtech" and for creating a mission-driven culture in service of local governments . In 2021 he completed a cross-country bike ride from San Francisco to the Chesapeake Bay to visit with local government leaders to thank them for their service and discuss shared challenges.
Prior to founding OpenGov, Bookman served as Advisor to U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster (2011-2012), on the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force (Shafafiyat) at the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bookman helped lead a Rule of Law team on the task force that worked with the Afghan Department of Justice on corruption cases, such as the bribery scandal at the Dawood National Military Hospital.
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- Abi-Habib, Maria. "At Afghan Military Hospital, Graft and Deadly Neglect". No. 3 September 2011. The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal.
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