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TECHNOLOGY-SAVVY CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER“WITH LESS DO MORE”Dynamic international executive with diverse experience in strategic planning, client servicing, operations and project management. Known for deploying cutting-edge IT systems and solutions. Start-up expertise, trend spotter, driven leader, proven to open markets for growing companies in multiple industries with a highly transferable skill set.CURRENT FOCUS

Business opportunities oriented towards multi platform media, corporate and government video delivery and deployment: IPTV, digital publishing and broadcast content monetization.Improving key business processes using Business Process Management. Businesses in any industry can adapt and respond with agility to marketplace changes wile reducing costs. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

• Ran a boutique firm specializing in offering turnkey Information Technology business solutions growing from $100K to $3M annually, focusing on SaaS and Microsoft technologies (SQL/.NET) within media, healthcare, social services, agriculture and maritime industries. • Acquired three companies engaged in software development and IT services using SBA loans to broaden the company's business scope.• Opened North American market to Europe’s foremost maritime software company and ran offices in New York, California and Florida. Closed largest sale in company’s history, produced 60% of their worldwide revenues and captured 43% of the North American market within 3 years.• Completed the most complex ERP system ever designed in the Oil and Gas industry for an 8,500-employee, 21-office company. • Achieved the Microsoft Gold Partner designation.• Created a data center in Miami to provide a fail over and test bed environment for our clients.• Managed 67 information technology resources, 28 direct reports and 150 staff members.• Implemented as Project Director several high profile and complex projects across borders.• Opened a call center in India.

Specialties:

• Project Management

• Systems Integration

• Client Services

• SaaS

• M&A Analysis

• New Business Development

• IT Roadmaps

• Process re-engineering

• Organizational Restructuring

• P&L Management

• BPM

• Talent Acquisition

Specialties:

  • Project Management
  • Systems Integration
  • Client Services
  • SaaS
  • M&A Analysis
  • New Business Development
  • IT Roadmaps
  • Process re-engineering
  • Organizational Restructuring
  • P&L Management
  • BPM
  • Talent Acquisition

Work experience

Jan 2011Present

SVP Strategic Account Integration

KIT Digital

As Senior Vice President of Strategic Account Integration, Nick oversees the company’s strategy regarding client upgrades and product integration. Within the past two years the company has completed several acquisitions and the strategic plan is to upgrade all of the clients into the new generation platforms. Nick and his group are in charge of the commercial and technical assessment as well as the tactical execution.

KIT digital (www.kitd.com ; NASDAQ: KITD) is a leading, global provider of on-demand Internet Protocol (IP) video asset management solutions. Through its end-to-end software platforms, “KIT Cloud" and  "KIT Cosmos" enables enterprise, media and network clients to acquire, manage, publish, monetize and distribute their video assets across multiple screens. 

The KIT digital client base includes over 2,200 enterprise customers across 30 countries, including The Associated Press, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Disney-ABC, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IMG Worldwide, Intel, News Corp, RCS, Sensis, Telefónica,, Verizon and Vodafone. 

With its executive offices in New York and operational headquarters in Prague, KIT digital maintains other principal offices in Atlanta, San Diego, Beijing, Boston, Cairo, Chennai, Cologne, Dubai, Ely (U.K.), Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Melbourne (Australia), Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Stockholm.

20052009

CEO/CIO

The Meadows Group Inc.
19951998

Co-founder & VP

BOLERO/Maritimelink
19851994

General Manager

Grecomar

References

Dimitris Rakopoulos

“I have worked with Nick in innovative projects in the maritime field and have always enjoyed his creativity and imagination in architecting solutions. He has a deep knowledge of technology tools, and an international network of contacts. He is polite and innovative! It was my pleasure work with him during my tenure with Danaos. Keep up your good work Nick”

Stewart Andrade

“Nick is a skilled professional who quickly analyzes business challenges and has a unique, creative eye for providing proactive solutions that immediately impact the bottom line .He is efficient, dedicated, organized and loyal.”

Dermot Loughnane

“Nick acted as liaison between Teekay Shipping and Danaos on a very large software project. I found him a pleasure to deal with, very knowledgeable, and trustworthy. He kept the focus on the bottom line while driving towards a successful conclusion to the project.” 

Alan Alper

“Nick was a great person to work for and with. Very much on the ball and detail oriented, nothing fell through the cracks where Nick was on the Job. The company ran like clockwork and he showed his appreciation of hard work and diligence, which is a rare commodity in management at any level. It made him a great guy to work for.”

Harry Vordokas

“Over the years I have worked with Nick in a series of projects in the maritime field and have always enjoyed his creativity in generating solutions. He provides a deep knowledge in the industry, an international network of contacts, vision, discipline and outgoing personality to turn solutions into realities. He is always focused on budgetary and time constraints and makes things happen. As if this were not enough, his education in Finance and expertise in IT system architecture and software separates him from the pack.”

Jon Thornton

“Nick is a great and grounded leader that excels at defining and executing strategy in dynamic business environments. He is one of the few CEO's I have worked with that not only gets his hands dirty with day to day operational challenges, but he will challenge you to see who can get their hands the dirtiest when solving problems.”

Scott Kramer

“There are those who “mentor” and there are those who simply are “mentors”. In twenty plus years of working in IT, I've noticed that those who try to teach you things about business, ethics, and customer care are often the least qualified. On the other extreme are people like Nick. People you can look to with respect and admiration not only for their technical acumen, but their unwavering sense of business ethics. These are the people you can truly learn from regardless of your background. Of course, you never really know how someone will react or if their resolve will be broken until you've seen that person in an adverse situation. Nick led me through some of the most harrowing days of my career and he never faltered. Right-remained right, his word was never broken, and disappointing a customer was never an option. I have only the highest regard for Nick.”

Neil Ligertwood

“I have worked directly and indirectly with Nick since 2001 and have always found him to be thorough, dependable and certainly knowledgeable in his field. He brings to any project a wide spectrum of skills from his past activities, which have consistently added great value to our projects. I would have no hesitation on recommending or supporting Nick in any of his ventures he may chose to take on or directions he may chose to go.” 

Karen Davis

“Nick is a pro, able to assess, design and execute solutions to business-related IT challenges. In particular, he understands the transformational power that information technology can bring to a company's bottom line. With our projects at Q Ventures, he was able to quickly understand what was needed to formulate our business plan and distribute our content online, on hand-held devices and on television.”

George Marinakis

“Nick is a detail-oriented manager who pays particular attention to the balance sheet without ever losing sight of the strategic objectives. Multicultural executive with extensive knowledge in all facets technology would be a great addition at a C-level of any company. Great leader and team player.” 

Thanassis Manopoulos

“Nick and I have worked on a number of projects and implementation of software solutions. Besides architecting and selling the solutions, Nick has been able to maintain and nurture client relationships. I have yet to see a single client of his being dissatisfied with the results. His passion for research and learning abilities allows him to become an expert in any industry.” 

Phoebus Kaloudis

“Nick is an exceptional consultant. His technical knowledge of shipping in combination with his vast IT knowledge puts him a cut above the rest. He has experience in very large scale projects which make him very successful in finding solutions for medium size firms.” 

Dominic Abraham

“Nick made a real difference to a pretty complex software development project we were working on. His "honest broker" skills and expert knowledge of shipping and the software made him a key link between vendor and client.” 

Portfolio

Education

Objective

Join a visionary company in a senior role where my business acumen, skill set and experience will contribute to the bottom line and provide operational excellence. My contribution will be to identify emerging technologies and implement "best of breed" solutions to cut costs, increase efficiencies or launch innovative products and services. Very interested in start-ups.

Skills

SaaS
Web 2.0
BizTalk Server
Sharepoint
iPhone
Blackberry Server
Citrix
Windows Desktop
Windows Server
MAC OS X
Oracle
Microsoft Exchange

Interest

Digital Photography

Cooking

Travelling

Computers