Dr. Ulf Gartzke is an Adjunct Fellow at Hudson Institute, and the Managing Partner of Spitzberg Partners LLC, a corporate advisory and investment firm headquartered in New York. Spitzberg supports a variety of growing and established global players in navigating geopolitical risks and spotting innovative business opportunities. Some of the firm’s specific areas of experience and expertise are in the energy, blockchain, and fintech spheres. Spitzberg also specializes in identifying and facilitating partnership opportunities between large multinationals and innovative startups in the energy, logistics, retail, Internet of Things, and big data analytics space. Furthermore, Spitzberg Partners selectively invests in and partners with leading technology companies from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel.
From 2004 to 2013, Dr. Gartzke served as Director of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation’s Washington office and represented Germany’s ruling CSU party in the United States and Canada. He previously worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva – where he led engagement with the global automotive industry and top executives from OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers. Dr. Gartzke also worked at the World Bank in Paris and at DaimlerChrysler in Washington, DC.
Ulf Gartzke studied political science and international relations at the University of Augsburg, Georgetown University, Sciences Po Paris, and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s BMW Center for German and European Studies. He has been published by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, Project Syndicate, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt and other outlets. He was a contributing blogger covering European and international security affairs for The Weekly Standard from 2006 to 2011.
Dr. Gartzke speaks German, English, French, and Spanish fluently. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, DC, where he lives with his wife and four children.