Americans Elect has not made any formal public disclosures of its activity since it reorganized under Section 501c4 of the IRS code. Informally, however, information is leaking out around the edges of the corporation as it ramps up its activities with the goal of picking America’s next president in 2012.
Through a LinkedIn profile, we can see that Joshua S. Levine has joined the leadership of Americans Elect as its Chief Technology Officer. Levine’s professional expertise lies at the junction of corporate finance and software development: he is on the advisory board of Next Jump (a consumer database company) and has been in the corporate leadership of E*Trade, Kita Capital Management, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley investment firms. Levine is the Chief Executive of ESP Technologies, which provides secure software for managing the financial transactions of hedge funds and other investment institutions. Levine also sits on boards of directors of Xceedium, Securify and Archivas, three corporations dedicated to the development of secure database software for corporations and government institutions.
The hiring of Joshua S. Levine marks a serious move by Americans Elect to develop a secure system for online voting. Levine may be the architect of our next presidential election.