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Our story

We saw enormous opportunity to bring top talent and best-in-class tools to public problems - and we absolutely love the work. So, that's what we do.

Annie Rittgers founded 17a in 2014. She is an expert in strategy and org design in the public sector, and start-up growth in heavily regulated sectors. Before 17a, Annie served public and private sector clients at McKinsey & Company. She started her career in finance.  Annie is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers.  She holds a JD/MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Dartmouth College.

17a gets its name from the fact that Ohio was the seventeenth state admitted to the union.