Managing Partner, Founder, Spitzberg Partners
Dr. Ulf Gartzke is the managing partner and a founder of Spitzberg Partners LLC, a boutique corporate advisory firm headquartered in New York that provides strategic counsel and investment insights on European and international political, economic, diplomatic, technology, and security issues. He launched the company with Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who served as Minister of Economics and Technology and then as Minister of Defense in the cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
During 2004-2013, Dr. Gartzke was Director of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation’s Washington office, which is the political foundation for Germany’s ruling CSU party, and where he was responsible for relations with both the United States and Canada. Previously, Ulf Gartzke worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. He also teaches at Georgetown University’s BMW Center for German and European Studies.