March 15, 2017: Michael Kratsios has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House. Kratsios works at Thiel Capital in San Francisco. He was previously the chief financial officer at Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund. He started his career at Barclays Capital at the Investment Banking Division. Kratsios graduated with high honors from Princeton University in 2008 with an AB in politics and a concentration in American politics. He also received certificates in political economy and Hellenic studies. His research focused primarily on economic voting. Kratsios was awarded the Carolyn M. Picard Prize in Politics and the Hellenic Studies Senior Thesis Prize for Economics and Voting in the Third Hellenic Republic. Before he move to California, Kratsios spent a semester in China as a visiting scholar at the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Kratsios is extensively involved with the Foundation for Student Communication (Business Today), a nonprofit founded by Steve Forbes in 1968 and managed by Princeton undergraduates. Kratsios was the editor-in-chief of Business Today Magazine, and he was later the president of the Foundation. He has worked on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2008, and he is currently the chairman of the board’s Program Committee. Kratsios previously worked on the board of directors of the International Model United Nations Association, a United Nations-affiliated global education non-profit organization.