Dr. Joe Sutherland

Weidenbaum Center Non-Resident Fellow
Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University
Senior Technology Executive at Amazon
Founder, Peachtree AI
Founding Team Member, Prattle

Professional Background 

Dr. Joe Sutherland is a senior technology executive with extensive cross-functional experience in strategy, operations, marketing, product, and engineering. He is responsible for AdTech business ventures at Amazon. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as an executive at Cisco, and before that, as a management consultant, leading mass-scale digital transformation initiatives for a portfolio of widely admired Fortune 500s, including Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, JPMorganChase, and Goldman Sachs. From 2011-2013, he served at The White House under the Obama Administration. Sutherland's work in politics, economics, and technology has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Quartz, and TechCrunch. 


He was a founder at the artificial intelligence startup Peachtree AI, and a founding team member at the fintech startup Prattle, both of which successfully exited through acquisition. He has a history of board service, including as a committee member for the Board of Trustees at Washington University in St. Louis, and as an advisor for Balto and Mentor Collective. He holds a Ph.D., M.Phil, and his Master's from Columbia, and a Bachelor's from Washington University in St. Louis. 


Academic Background 

Dr. Joe Sutherland is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Quantitative Theory & Methods (QTM) at Emory University, and a Non-Resident Fellow of the Weidenbaum Center. His research studying Congress, political behavior, and development economics is published in the American Political Science Review, Political Behavior, and Energy. In 2017, the National Science Foundation recognized his work in state politics and policy with Honorable Mention, considered a national honor. He has held research teaching appointments at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Princeton. 


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