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Brett McGurk Named Primer Independent Board Director; Sue Gordon Appointed Strategic Adviser

Jeff Brody
Brett McGurk

Primer has added federal service veterans Brett McGurk and Sue Gordon to the San Francisco-based data analysis automation company’s board as an independent director and a strategic adviser, respectively.

Both appointees will provide strategic guidance to expand product offerings intended for the government, financial services and commercial sectors, Primer said Monday.

McGurk previously worked as special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS between 2015 and 2018. He also served as deputy assistant secretary of state and special assistant for national security affairs at the White House.

Sue Gordon

Gordon drove partnerships within the U.S. Intelligence Community and provided advice to the National Security Council in her role as deputy director of national intelligence. She also held a 27-year career at the CIA and worked as deputy director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Primer builds machines designed to automatically analyze large volumes of data. The company noted 20 percent of its workforce are former employees from the IC and the Department of Defense.

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