tech & gov

Dcode DNA

Entering and scaling in the federal market is painful, expensive, and risky for private sector tech companies. So, many steer clear. In failing to adopt commercial technology, the government wastes billions of dollars on maintaining outdated technology that doesn’t work well.

Enter Dcode.

Dcode became real the night that Meagan Metzger, founder and CEO, emailed 500 venture capitalists to say, “We can make the federal market easy for tech companies.” The response was overwhelming, and only one or two people told us to go away.

As Dcode’s acceleration program gained momentum and government leaders got involved to meet dozens of emerging tech companies, federal agencies began asking us to show their teams how to better bring in new solutions. Now, we also offer a full suite of solutions for both tech companies and government leaders.

We’re tackling the problem from both sides to advance government into the future, and we hope you’ll join our community. Mentor a tech company. Apply to our acceleration program. Bring innovation training to your organization. Keep up with our monthly newsletter, and enjoy our events that bring our community together.

Our Team

We have extensive government and tech startup experience, share praise in our #peoplewhodunkhard Slack channel, and take turns leading the monthly culture squad. We take the work of bringing new tech into government very seriously, but we definitely don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Meagan Metzger Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Megan Vorland Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Phaedra Chrousos Board Advisor
Bob Scher Board Advisor
Sarah Abonyi Senior Product Delivery Program Manager
Nate Ashton Policy Managing Director
Clare Bennett Marketing Director
Emily Burdeshaw Tech Engagement Manager
Michelle Chang Talent Acquisition & Engagement Manager
Evan Chiacchiaro Government Program Manager
Shea Diamond Product Delivery Fellow
Mary Beth Fiedler Senior Marketing Associate
Lisa Gaisford Government Managing Director
Ryan Gatti Tech Scouting Director
Rebecca Gevalt Tech Managing Director
Brian Goral Tech Programs Director
Melissa Hough Senior Product Delivery Program Manager
Whitney Jones Operations Managing Director
Kristin Lang Government Research Manager
Kevin Lewis Product Delivery Program Associate
Emily Ounanian Program Associate
Sarah Palmer Government Program Manager
Julia Pan Senior Product Delivery Program Associate
Shonneri Parker Executive Assistant
Riya Patel Senior Government Program Manager
Norma Perez Product Delivery Fellow
Terry Rydz Tech Engagement Manager
Nick Sands Senior Dcode Capital Associate
Lauren Strayhorn Tech Engagement Manager
David Sullivan Senior Product Delivery Program Associate
Marc Vogtman Product Delivery Managing Director
Jillian Winstanley Government Program Associate
Mya Zemlock Government Program Associate


We’re always looking for passionate, driven people who aren’t afraid to test new ideas, take risks, and make a difference. Bring your own jet pack of motivation, strong organizational and analytical skills, and a big appetite for changing the game, and you’ll fit right in.

Check out our openings below, and if you don’t see one that fits what you do, reach out to us at

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