Chief Innovation Officer
McChrystal Group, LLC
A tech entrepreneur and strategic business architect, Margo Drakos is Chief Technology Officer at McChrystal Group, where she is leading the creation, productization, and deployment of the cloud-based CrossLead Platform, an Enterprise solution. Margo also serves as a Principal at Redwall Advisors and Venture Advisor to Otto Capital Partners. Drawing from nearly a decade of experience taking start-ups from inception to significant revenue, Margo has worked with private and public institutions to design and implement positive disruption through the power of technology. In 2007, Margo co-founded her first start-up, InstantEncore.com, the premiere digital asset management and mobile ticketing platform for performing arts organizations globally. Margo began her professional career in childhood as a cellist, performing as a soloist and chamber musician globally. At fifteen, she entered music conservatory. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. Margo served as Artist-in-Residence at the Aspen Music Festival and Manhattan School of Music from 2002-2008. The former cellist of the American String Quartet, Margo also held posts as Principal Cellist of the San Diego and Seattle Symphonies and Associate Principal of Pittsburgh Symphony. She has recorded for Sony Classical and produced for Naxos Records. At 15, Margo entered music conservatory. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, received a M.A. in Human Rights from Columbia University and an Executive Degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School. Her academic publications have appeared in The International Affairs Review, The Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Cornell International Law Journal. As an Active Duty Army spouse, Margo is deeply committed to military family and Veterans issues. Bridging her passions for National Service and the Arts, in 2014, Margo Co-Founded ArtistYear, an initiative of Aspen Institute's Franklin Project, to bring the arts to underserved communities in America through one year of national service. ArtistYear Fellows from the Curtis Institute of Music are currently serving the Philadelphia community. In 2010, Margo was honored as a Young Global Leader. Margo received a Master Degree in Human Rights from Columbia University and her academic publications have appeared in The International Affairs Review, The Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Cornell International Law Journal.