Andy Chen is the director of engineering recruiting at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 2011 and is responsible for driving engineering recruiting strategy across the firm's digital and greentech practices.
Before joining KPCB, Andy was an analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) covering science, technology and weapons. In this role, he provided intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers, including the president of the United States. Earlier in his career, Andy built and led the contingency recruiting practice at Riviera Partners, a leading recruiting firm that specializes in building teams for high-growth startups.
Andy earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and applied plasma physics from the University of California, San Diego.