Through an early start in politics and now as Director of Platform Services at Automattic, Peter Slutsky has spent his career organizing people around issues and movements through traditional grassroots methods and emerging social software. Peter started his career as a field organizer on the John Kerry for President Campaign in the Iowa caucuses and later began working for technology companies where he helps individuals, brands, campaigns and non-profits expand their reach and impact.
Prior to joining Automattic, Peter managed strategic relationships at Ning, a platform to create your own custom social network. At Ning, he focused on growing the politics, activism, non-profit and government verticals. Following Ning, Peter served as Director of Evangelism for Mightybell, an early stage startup founded by Gina Bianchini.
Immediately following the 2004 presidential race, Peter moved to Washington, DC where he worked in communications for several progressive firms and organizations. At the same time, he and his twin brother founded DoubleSpeak Media, a company that has produced podcasts and videos covering elections and telling stories from across the country. They are currently producing a documentary film which began shooting in 2008 and will be released in 2013. Peter has appeared as a political pundit on MSNBC, Al Jazeera English, RT and CNN.