Jordan Sun is the Chief Innovation Officer for the city of San Jose and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation (MOTI). Jordan brings deep, cross-sector global experience in innovation, technology, government, and healthcare to work on behalf of the residents of San José. Prior to MOTI, Jordan was deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief Operating Officer for the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan Technology Team. He holds the rank of Major as a reservist supporting the Army’s technology modernization efforts and was previously with In-Q-Tel’s Menlo Park Investments Team. Before deploying, Jordan was the Director of Venture Development at Siemens Healthineers’ Digital Incubator, where he led a digital health spinout venture as CEO. He also held commercial leadership roles in medical technology based in the Bay Area and Asia.
Jordan started his career at a Japanese investment bank in New York City and then served as a U.S. Diplomat with an overseas tour in Taiwan. He was also assigned to Japan as an Army Foreign Affairs Officer and is a two-time volunteer of the war in Afghanistan.
Jordan Sun received a B.S. from New York University (NYU) and attended Yale University’s School of Management. He was an advisor with UCSF Innovation Ventures’ Catalyst Program, a mentor with First Round Capital’s Fast Track Program, a startup mentor at Plug and Play, and a commercialization fellow with Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research.