270’s Jeremy Bird Featured in Fortune’s ‘40 Under 40’ List
WASHINGTON, DC - 270 Strategies founding partner Jeremy Bird is featured in today's Fortune magazine's 2013 "40 Under 40" list. Released this morning and on newsstands the week of September 23, the list highlights 40 people under the age of 40 the magazine considers to be the most influential executives and "the year's most important young innovators, risk-takers, and rule-breakers in business."
Bird co-founded 270 Strategies in January 2013 and leads the firm's Chicago-based operations. He previously served as the National Field Director for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, where he had primary responsibility for building a nationwide army of staff and volunteer organizers. Dubbed the campaign's "Field General" by Rolling Stone magazine, Bird was listed among "The Obama Campaign's Real Heroes" and has been cited as "a former Harvard divinity student who took to political organizing as though it were his higher calling." He is credited with helping establish a ground game and turnout machine that in 2012 "reproduced - through brute force, dedication and will - a turnout in the swing states that in some cases bested the campaign's remarkable performance of four years ago."
Other prominent figures on the Fortune list included Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, Square and Twitter's Jack Dorsey, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.