We procurement

Deep roots in government and the technology sector
Aligned around the belief that government can be a force for good

Jay Nath

Co-CEO & Founder

Jay Nath is Co-CEO & Founder of City Innovate. Jay created STIR in 2013 while serving as the first Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco, where he worked for more than a decade. In that role he was named an Obama White House Champion of Change, established the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, created the pioneering Civic Bridge program which brings pro bono talent from Google, McKinsey, Harvard Business School and many other organizations to solve critical challenges, and created the Mayor’s Executive Fellowship as part of the Obama Presidential Innovation Fellows program. Prior to public service, Jay was VP of Product at SquareTrade, where he led the strategy for their flagship product leading to their acquisition by Allstate for $1.4B. Before joining SquareTrade, he was a senior consultant at PwC, implementing health care software for Fortune 100 companies.

Kamran Saddique

Co-CEO & Founder

Kamran Saddique is Co-CEO & Founder of City Innovate. Kamran founded City Innovate in 2015 with a mission to help governments solve problems through collaboration with the private sector. Kamran has been a serial entrepreneur for more than 12 years, on three continents. Previously, he worked in the financial engineering sector with a focus on new technology ventures including smart city initiatives. He served as head of investments to a company owned by one of the royal family members in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to that he was the VP of Private Equity for Convergence Capital in the Dubai International Financial Centre, responsible for closing transactions in real estate, aviation, mining, water desalination, carbon credits, health, education and media. He started his career with Sun Microsystems and holds a Computer Science B.Sc. (Hons) and a Masters of Science in International Finance at Aston Business School.

Marlon Paulo

Executive Vice President of Professional Services

Marlon Paulo is the Executive Vice President of Professional Services at City Innovate, Inc. With 20 years of experience in government operations, Marlon was formerly the Director of Procurement for Santa Clara County and the Chief Technology Procurement Officer for the State of California. During his tenure at the State, he modernized procurement and improved project delivery. Marlon’s innovative thinking led to a reduced time to acquire, resulting in numerous successful procurements of critical technology in 3 - 4 months. Leveraging a challenge-based approach to procurement, Marlon led the acquisition of several coronavirus-related solutions. The blueprint for his successes in addressing the technology challenges of the pandemic is now being used for large complex information technology projects across the State of California.