Fred Thiel

Fred Thiel

Formal First Name
Frederick (Fred)
1960 - present

Fred Thiel is a leading authority on financial technology, digital assets, blockchain, bitcoin, crypto mining, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. He is also a recognized expert on venture capital, private equity, semiconductor, data communications, and the digital transformations of companies and industries. With over 25 years of operating experience across technology industries, Thiel provides deep mastery and strategic advice on transformational value creation, the process of generating growth, and shareholder value. He is also a highly regarded value creator and trusted advisor to CEOs and their leadership teams.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Digital Holdings, a digital asset technology company that mines cryptocurrencies
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thiel Advisors, a boutique strategy and leadership development consulting firm
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of Post-Lean Institute, a global research and consulting firm
  • Chairman of Sequent Software, a developer of digital issuance and mobile wallet platform-as-a-service
  • Chairman of Oden Technologies, an intelligent industrial automation company
  • General Partner at Navigate Ventures, a early/mid growth stage fund
  • Senior Advisor at Graham Partners, a private investment firm focused on investing in businesses with proprietary technologies
  • Industrial Advisor at EQT Partners, a purpose-driven global investment organization
  • Current Member of the Young Presidents' Organization, a global leadership community of chief executives


  • As a CEO, Thiel has led companies through rapid growth to IPO, repositioned companies for high-value exits to strategic and financial acquirers, led M&A and roll-up strategies, as well as successfully executed corporate turnarounds and wind downs.
  • He has led multiple successful corporate transformations, resulting in over $1 billion of value creation via exits to public markets as well as financial and strategic acquirers. 
  • He has repeatedly driven rapid growth and generated many hundreds of billions of dollars in shareholder value. 


  • Thiel is a frequent speaker at conferences and guest lecturer at business schools and universities.
  • He speaks on the topics of innovation, disruption, technology trends, and transformational stakeholder value creation—his proprietary process of generating growth in value for all of the stakeholders in any business. 
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


  • Thiel attended classes at the Stockholm School of Economics and executive classes at Harvard Business School.
  • He is fluent in English, Spanish, Swedish, and French.