The A.I. Elections Advisory Council

A community of leaders working to build social trust and election resilience.

The AI Elections Advisory Council is a constructive space for experts to share key insights across civil society, government, and industry throughout the US elections.

Aspen Digital

Grant Verstandig

Chairman & CEO, Red Cell Partners

Grant Verstandig headshot.

Grant Verstandig is a Co-Founder at Red Cell and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Zephyr AI, a Red Cell portfolio company.

Mr. Verstandig is an accomplished entrepreneur, venture capital investor, and seasoned executive who has founded and scaled numerous businesses including Rally Health, a consumer centric digital health company acquired by UnitedHealth Group; Epirus, an AI-enabled power management company focused on directed energy defense applications; Spycraft Entertainment, a production company focused on intelligence and military operations, and Zephyr AI, a high-growth healthcare technology company committed to radically reshaping traditional approaches to drug discovery and precision medicine . From 2017 to 2021, Mr. Verstandig served as Chief Digital Officer of UnitedHealth Group where he was responsible for the strategic direction, governance, and performance expectations of digital platforms and capabilities; he now serves as Senior Advisor to the CEO.

Mr. Verstandig is a civic leader, philanthropist, and advisor to many public, non profit, and government organizations. He serves as a senior advisor to the National Security Agency on advanced analytics, technology, and artificial intelligence and holds several patents in these fields. Mr. Verstandig is the Founder and Chairman of Verstandig Family Foundation (VFF).  He is a member of the National Council for American Enterprise and serves on the boards of Third Option Foundation, the International Spy Museum, and the Greater Washington Partnership, where he is a founding member. Mr. Verstandig is an active supporter of the Greater Washington area hospitals: Children’s Hospital, Inova, and MedStar-Georgetown. As part of VFF, he has been a longtime supporter of Collegiate Direction Initiative and its mentoring program, Seton Hill University and the Grant Scholars Program, The Aspen Institute’s Foreign Ministers Program, and the new Aspen Global Digital Program.