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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Oct 7, 2022

This week Jim welcomes Trevor Cornwell to the podcast as they chat about Trevor's experience as a businessman and entrepreneur. Their conversation touches on several of Trevor's current and previous projects like Forum280, Merit, and Skyjet – as well as his time spent working on the Gary Hart presidential campaign. Tune in to hear all about it!

Trevor Cornwell serves as a President of Government Affairs at Merit International, Inc., an Andreesen Horowitz portfolio company. He founded the business jet reservation network Skyjet which was acquired by Bombardier, Inc. Cornwell also founded appbackr inc., an Intel Capital
Portfolio Company, a winner of the PayPal X Developer Challenge, and an OnMobile 100 Company.

Additionally, Cornwell is President of Forum280, a California Public Benefit Corporation and designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) where he founded Summit.Ahead. in conjunction with the Mayor of Reykjavik on the Future of Work.

Merit International connects organizations and individuals, and provides real-world value across a network of verified identity. Merit exits to scale human coordination through digital credentials to make the world a better place.

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