Bachelor of Science in Political Science summa cum laude, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1988.
With Bain & Company, Boston, Mercer Management Consulting. Chief operating officer DGB Enterprises Inc., 1997. Various positions The Advisory Board Company, Washington, 1992—1996, chief operating officer, 1996—1998, Chief Executive Officer, 1998—2001, chairman board, 2001—2004.
Various positions Corporation Executive Board Company, Arlington, Virginia, 1992—2000, chairman board, 2000—2001. Founder, managing partner Portfolio Logic, Washington, 2004—2009. Chief performance officer, deputy director for management Office Management & Budget (Office of Management and Budget), Executive Office of the President, since 2009, acting director, 2010.
Member board directors Best Practices, PSA Healthcare, Revolution Health, XM Satellite Radio Inc., 2006—2008, Sirius XM Radio, 2008—2009, Timbuk2 Designs.
President, chief executive Washington Baseball Club, 2004—2006. Co-founder, treasurer Urban Alliance Foundation. Chairman finance and investment committee Children's National Medical Center, Washington.
Married Mary Menell Zients. 4 children.