Phaedra Chrousos is a former political appointee for the Obama Administration and a startup entrepreneur with a history of building companies in industries that are being disrupted.
Phaedra most recently co-founded the Technology Transformation Service at the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) and served as its first Commissioner. The Technology Transformation Service helps the government build and buy technology solutions that provide experiences designed for the user first. This new service institutionalizes some of the President's most successful digital initiatives and provides a foundation for the government’s ongoing digital transformation.
Prior to this effort, Phaedra served as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Citizen Services at GSA (280 FTE, $95M annual budget). In this role, she was responsible for a government wide digital services team, a portfolio of government wide technology products and programs (incl. data.gov, cloud.gov and login.gov), and the Presidential Innovation Fellows.
Before entering public service, Phaedra co-founded and served on the leadership team of two venture-backed internet companies, including one in the healthcare space that was sold 10 months after launch. Phaedra also has several years of consulting experience with firms including The Boston Consulting Group and The World Bank Group.
Phaedra received her BA from Georgetown University, an MSC with distinction from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School. She sits on several non-profit boards, serves on the Hillary for America Government Innovation Working Group, is an Endeavor Entrepreneur, and a judge for the annual $3M Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award. She was twice named one of the Federal Government's '50 Women in Tech.' by FedScoop and one of Greece's '40 under 40' by Fortune Magazine.