Thomas Storch
Economics and Trade

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Thomas Storch is a Managing Director at Affinity Partners, a global growth equity investment firm. He was previously the Deputy Director of National Economic Council (NEC) and Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs at the White House. Thomas’s portfolio included trade policy, multilateral financial institutions, and the intersection of economic and national security policy. Thomas served as the United States’ lead negotiator at the G20 and led coordination of the G7 during the United States’ host year in 2020. At the White House, Thomas co-led the development of the economic framework of the Peace to Prosperity plan for the Middle East. Thomas also served as the senior director for global economics, finance, and development at the National Security Council (NSC) and was a senior official for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Prior to his time in government, Thomas spent 12+ years as a financial and investment analyst. He co-founded the Zosima Group to advise energy investors on geopolitical uncertainties that affect markets. He was a senior investment analyst at Stone House Capital, Talpion Fund Management, One East Partners, and Aurelius Capital Management, with specific expertise in distressed debt and special situations equities, complex capital structures and regulatory issues, and international energy and commodity markets. Thomas started in finance as an analyst in the restructuring and M&A groups at Greenhill & Co.,where he advised on over $6 billion of transactions and restructurings.

Thomas graduated with an A.B., cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard College and an M.A., with distinction, from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where he was awarded the Lawrence Freedman Prize for his dissertation on the key drivers and characteristics of a potential Japanese nuclear weapons program.