Aaron Ginn

Aaron Ginn

Growth Hacker, Forbes 30 under 30

San Francisco Bay Area500+ connections


The theme of my vocation is understanding why people do what they do. I like to work on product, growth, and marketing. Currently, I am running an organization I started called Lincoln Network dedicated to expanding liberty by using technology and reforming gov tech.

Specialties: product management, user acquisition, virality, growth hacking, product design, product development, user interface design, marketing, leadership, analytics, data analysis, PR, inbound marketing, consumer insights, user experience.

Spaces I like working on: society, consumer goods, civic tech, ecommerce, finance, transportation, health, media


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  • Co-Founder & President

    Lincoln Network

    – Present7 years

    San Francisco Bay Area

    Building a community of like-minded technologists that desires to advance liberty through the use of technology.

    Grew the organization from the ground up. In little over a year, we expanded nationally and reached over 12,000 technologists.

  • Mentor


    – Present3 years

    Helping startups crack distribution, growth, and the civic space.

  • Growth Product Manager


    2 years

    San Francisco Bay Area

    Making it easier for people to understand, fall in love with, and promote the Everlane mission through technology.

  • Information Technology Advisor

    City of Foster City

    3 years

    Foster City, California

    Helping Foster City develop its digital strategy to engage its citizens and to build a data-driven city. Think lean startup meets local governance.

  • Associate Delegate Representative

    California Republican Party

    2 years

    Greater Los Angeles Area

    Elected by California's Associate Delegates to represent their views on the Executive and Policy Committee for the California Republican Party and to grow the size of the Associate Delegate organization.

  • Head of Growth


    2 years

    San Francisco Bay Area

    Built and managed StumbleUpon's growth team that ranged in sized from 3 to 8 contributors. Expanded the scope of the growth team and managed up to 70% of traffic to StumbleUpon and all web-related products.

  • Growth Committee

    Growth Hackers Conference

    1 year

    San Francisco Bay Area

    Worked on ticket distribution, press, and speaker recruiting.

  • Growth Hacker

    Romney for President

    less than a year

    Greater Boston Area

    Worked on user growth, fundraising optimizations, and retention strategies for Romney 2012.

  • Growth Hacker


    1 year

    Palo Alto

    My focus at Simplee was to bring in users and boost conversion rates.

  • Research and Development

    VMG Health

    2 years


    Led and managed a small research and development team.

    My group's purpose was to help our clients understand the global and local market in healthcare and innovate within the firm to better serve our clients.

    My group worked in a number of areas: strategy, marketing, PR, growth, website design & development.

  • Financial Analyst

    Atmos Energy

    1 year

  • Consultant

    Lockheed Martin

    1 year


    I worked with Lockheed Martin executives to analyze and understand strategic management issues with aging employment and innovative teams.

    I was involved with planning, projecting, and structuring possible solutions to core strategic problems within the Lockheed Martin's workforce.

    I analyzed solutions with an academic perspective and used real-time company data presented several reports to the executive team.

    My work was published in two academic journals.




  • User Acquisition / Growth

    – Present

    Designing & Implementing efficient workflow process for A/B Testing (Split Testing); Implementing various SEO techniques; Getting things done.

    Other creators
    • Tamas Kalman
    • Matthew Spangenberg
    See project
  • Aaron Ginn for California Republican Party Associate Delegate Represetnative

    Praetorian was the consultant/campaign manager for the successful campaign for Aaron Ginn. This election was the only contested position at the California Republican Party's Fall Convention. Ginn had a 17 point victory over his opponent. The term for Associate Delegate Representative is two years and is a state-wide position.


    Other creators
    • Matt Shupe
    • Ian Eckstein
    • Dan Koenig
    • Matthew Del Carlo
    See project

Honors & Awards

  • Forbes 30 under 30


  • Top 20 technologists in politics

    WIRED Magazine

  • Top Event Series in 2016

    State Policy Network

  • Top 40 Marketers under 40


  • Top Influencer in Campaigns & Elections

    Campaigns & Elections


  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Chinese

    Limited working proficiency



A preview of what LinkedIn members have to say about Aaron:

  • Aaron was an enthusiastic, dynamic, positive and cheerful leader on the California Republican Party executive committee. As the party's vice chair, I was honored to serve with him.
  • Aaron has extreme high work ethics and he has full commitment to the project he is working on. He was often the first person arriving to the office and the last one who left to make sure everything is on track. His people skills are also unmatched; he is able to talk even with the most difficult people in the most difficult situations professionally, motivate them and bring out the best of everyone. Besides of his people skills and talents he is also tech-savvy, understands analytics and growth from the technical perspective.

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Growth Hacker, Forbes 30 under 30

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