Michael Kratsios, former chief of staff at investment firm Thiel Capital, has been named as the White House’s deputy chief technology officer, TechCrunch reported Friday.
Kate Conger writes Kratsios succeeded former deputy CTO Alexander Macgillivray.
Kratsios previously worked as chief financial officer of investment management company Clarium Capital Management and as an analyst at Lyford Group International and Barclays Capital.
The report said President Donald Trump has yet to appoint an individual who will succeed Megan Smith in the role of federal CTO.
The CTO works with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy on issues related to data, innovation and technology policy.