Before joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Pelton co-founded Puerto Rico Live, a social enterprise that connected US thought leaders to Puerto Rico, and was a principal at Pinpoint Strategies.
A US Foreign Service Officer until 2014, she served as Director of Communications and Spokesperson at the United States Mission to the United Nations; Assistant Press Secretary and Director of Communications and Media Relations at the National Security Council; Deputy Spokesperson for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the US Department of State, and overseas at the US Embassies in Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
Last year, Shopify appointed Allan Leinwand as Chief Technology Officer.
Leinwand’s CV includes stints as SVP Engineering at Slack, and Chief Technology Officer at both ServiceNow and Zynga.
He has also been a Venture Partner at Panorama Capital (previously JPMorgan Partners), focusing on network and systems technology investments.