Welcome to Jason Koepke‘s–that’s me!–digital flagship location!
I’m curious and driven, with a strong dislike for being stumped. This makes me eager to learn and apply new ways of thinking to problem solving. At the same time, observing/seeing others’ elegant and sincere efforts excites me. A lot of what I do, therefore, is applying my experiences and skills to connect with others using an interdisciplinary approach.
I’ve been fortunate enough to apply these experiences and skills in many situations: helping to start successful ongoing organizations, participating in important intellectual traditions and products, facilitating the launch and initial stages of exciting new businesses, and–most importantly–having fun. You can find some of my (mostly personal) projects on the active and retired projects pages of this site.
I also have a rewarding and evolving professional life. I’ve presented original research at more than a dozen conferences on topics including social movements, independence movements, political economy, finance, data management and collection, analytical workflow best practices, been an editor, analyst, and online strategist for financial services companies, and served as a risk/security analyst for various consulting companies. Substantively, I’ve worked on projects that allowed me to propose, implement, and iterate on creative solutions to complex problems.
To continue to focus on this create + iterate formula, I founded my own company GNT LLC, a risk-analysis and data-science firm that provides analytical and technical services to the public and private sectors. GNT’s work ranges from delivering analytical products to training teams of analysts in areas such as modeling and data collection/management to consulting corporate IT departments on analytical and data-management platforms to providing analyst-oriented interface and feature feedback on development projects. Our Clients range from small startups interested in expanding business to established medium-sized companies looking for new efficiencies to large companies in need of due-diligence and security analysis.
Our success is a testament to my colleagues’ willingness to test new ideas, ability to implement the ones that work, and the speed with which we learn from the ones that fell short. We’ve established entirely new operating procedures, generated/secured new multi-million dollar revenue streams and business areas, and identified previously unknown areas of risk for corporate partners.
I use these same methods and goals in the non-profit world. I am Founder and President of Chapter One, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to using big data to help organ-transplant patients choose the best treatment centers. The enormous amount of information collected about organ-transplant centers isn’t provided in a way that non-regulators and non-researchers can understand, use, and apply easily. That’s where Chapter One comes in.
Another organization with which I am involved is CapitalBop, Inc., a 501(c)(3) group that promotes Washington, D.C.’s jazz scene. I’ve advised CapitalBop on business and online strategy since 2011 and joined the Board of Directors as Treasurer in 2013.
In what time I have left, I enjoy, participate in, and contribute to area arts and opera organizations, as well as travel and read. Here’s to wishing for more than 24 hours in a day.