Prior to joining the XPRIZE, he was a Fiscal Analyst at the New York City of Office of Management and Budget, where he supported New York City's Superstorm Sandy recovery. Mr. Kalhan analyzed and rated local government and public power utilities' debt as a Credit Analyst at Fitch Ratings. He was also an Assistant Director of Budget and Financial Analysis at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Mr. Kalhan holds a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Asian Studies from the University of Florida. Mr. Kalhan learned to speak Japanese after teaching English in Japan for 5 years. In his spare time, Mr. Kalhan enjoys reading, podcasts, cooking, running, and board games.