A Greek the new Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House
Peter Thiel has been at Donald Trump’s side since the Republican National Convention. Now Thiel has secured a place for one of his top aides in Trump’s White House, Michael Kratsios, formerly chief of staff at Thiel Capital, will step into the role of deputy chief technology officer. He will be the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer.
Prior to his work at Thiel Capital, Kratsios was the chief financial officer of Clarium Capital Management, another fund company founded by Thiel. He describes himself on his personal website as passionate about technology, politics, Greece, and travel.
At Princeton, Kratsios conducted thesis research into the links between Greece’s economic performance and its citizens’ voting patterns. His thesis discusses the relationship between economic conditions and “incumbent vote share,” a model fashioned after voting patterns in the United States. Kratsios also took an interest in partisan bias and studied how it changed voters’ perceptions of the economy.