Maju Varghese, a former official from the Biden administration, has assumed the role of principal at NEWCO Strategies, a comprehensive strategic consulting firm renowned for its diverse leadership, composed primarily of minority, female, and LGBTQ individuals.
In a social media announcement on X (formerly Twitter), NEWCO Strategies welcomed Varghese with enthusiasm, highlighting his extensive career in various high-profile roles: “We’re thrilled to announce @moojv77 is joining NEWCO Strategies as a principal. Maju was the former COO and Sr. Advisor for the Biden 2020 campaign, executive director of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, and served in senior roles in the Biden and Obama Administrations.”
Expressing his thoughts on his new position, Varghese conveyed his excitement: “Excited to join Jess O’Connell and her team at NEWCO Strategies. Running organizations and leading teams in today’s landscape is a hard task, and I can attest that leaders are hungry for sound advice, practical solutions, and partners that can help them navigate challenges. I want to apply the lessons I’ve learned, particularly managing through difficult times, to help others.”
Before his appointment at NEWCO Strategies, Varghese held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), an organization dedicated to promoting democratic activities worldwide. His responsibilities included overseeing a vast team engaged in supporting the White House.
Prior to his role at NED, Varghese served as the Director of the White House Military Office and Deputy Assistant to the President. In this capacity, he led a team of approximately 3,000 military and civilian employees, responsible for providing essential services to the White House.
Varghese’s professional journey also encompassed a significant role as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Advisor during the Biden Campaign. In this capacity, he played a pivotal role in supervising national operations, personnel matters, travel logistics, vetting processes, and compliance, a responsibility that extended from the primaries to the general election.
Maju Varghese’s academic background includes a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University’ Maurice A. Dean School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics, obtained from the University of Massachusetts.