Work History

Work History
2001 - Present

CEO

Sports.comm sa

(http://www.sports-comm.gr/eng/new%20main.html)

Responsible for planning strategic business objectives and also implementing systems and processes to monitor and report on performance against agreed Key Performance Indicators across all the business sectors.

  • Formulation of company direction and strategy.
  • Responsible for driving the growth of revenue and profit margins.
  • Winning business from key target clients.
  • Developing detailed project plans.
  • Developing the company’s commercial processes including account management and marketing.
  • Working on full development lifecycle projects.
  • Liaising with key strategic suppliers and customers to define KPI's.
  • Budgetary forecasting.
  • Analysing operating costs and efficiency.
  • Motivating & providing strong leadership to all departments.
2013 - Present

President & CEO

Cut Production sa

(http://www.cutproduction.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=43)

Working as the CEO for Cut Pproduction, responsible for successful the day to day running of all aspects of the business. Ensuring delivery of high quality projects always within time, cost and quality parameters.

Besides all managerial duties as Executive Producer, I have the ability to envision the genesis of a creative idea and manage conceptual projects successfully from beginning to end. Resourceful and innovative, producing inspiring works with limited resources and minimum budgets. High impact contributor with outstanding time management and interpersonal skills.

  • In-depth knowledge of the methods and techniques of television production
  • Comprehensive knowledge of editing, screenwriting, audio and digital video recording
  • Possess highly developed planning and organizational skills
  • Skilled in scheduling programs on time and within set budgets
  • Sound communication skills and ability to work under pressure
2000 - 2001

Sales Director

Taf Sports Marketing sa

Responsible for organising and leading a team and developing and delivering the company’s Sales and Marketing strategy. In charge of ensuring that existing and new customer relationships are strengthened to continue to grow, and that revenue and profit targets are achieved. Although office-based, also required to spend a considerable amount of time visiting key clients all over Greece.

  • Generating new business by leveraging existing relationships, prospecting, conducting market analysis.
  • Maximising sales performance through delivering an exceptional customer experience, people management and cost control.
  • Identifying and developing sustainable relationships with key accounts at both strategic and tactical level.
  • Recruiting, training and developing new sales team.
  • Driving and managing the entire sales process – targeting to top prospects, identifying client solutions, negotiating and closing.
  • Ensuring staff comply with all company policies, processes and procedures, and addressing any shortfalls.
Jan 1997 - Jan 2000

Sales Director

Mondial Sports & Leisure sa

Having accomplished senior sales executive backed by six years of experience within the advertising market and excellent knowledge of the sales field, I met and exceed any goals or expectations.

  • Initiated in the Greek market the concepts of 'Sports Marketing' and "Marketing through Sports".
  • Analyzed client list for growth opportunities; personally researched and supervised new sales prospects.
  • Managed all potential sales opportunities including reseller agreements.
  • Accomplished and exceeded volume and profit goals.
1995 - 1997

International Advertising Coordinator

Mondial Advertising sa

Based on my experience through a multinational advertising agency (Saatchi & Saatchi, London) I was the business consultant for 5 advertising agencies in the Balkan territory. 

  • Maintained extensive, nationwide network of business contacts in Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania and Romania.
  • Negotiate best possible rate packages for media plans encompassing broadcast, print, and radio by developing and expanding relationships with media outlets.
  • Supervising all creative procedure from the basic idea to the final copy.

1991 - 1995

Acoount Supervisor

Adel/Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising sa

As Advertising account Supervisor worked as a link between clients and the agency. I was responsible for the coordination of advertising campaigns and therefore communicating clearly to all those involved internal within the agency (Creative and Media Departments) and external companies (TV and radio spot production, Promotion and PR) .

  • Managed and serviced accounts artistically and administratively, ensuring total customer satisfaction.
  • Key accounts: Ariel (P&G), TOYOTA, SHELL, Friesland.

Education

Education
1990 - 1991

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Cardiff Business School

(http://business.cardiff.ac.uk/courses/mba-programme)

The programme provided me with detailed knowledge at the core of business management, understanding the resources that an organisation requires, the processes that control organisational operations and all relations to the international and external enviroments. Topics include:

  • Managerial Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Advances in Strategic Management
  • Management of Change
  • Marketing Reserch
  • Strategic Operational Management

1985 - 1990

BSc, Business Administration

Athens University of Economics and Business

AUEB is the top university in Greece, and one of the best universities internationally in the fields of science that it covers. As a student, I acquired the best scientific training possible, which will enable me to become a successful professional in Europe and worldwide level. Topics include:

  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Strategic Marketing Planning
  • Finacial Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Informatics
  • Business Research
  • System Analyst

Skills

Skills

Excellent hands on management. Possessing a proven track record in senior management. Able to manage complex processes and negotiations to a successful conclusion. Able to think laterally to create options and solutions. An enterprising and creative thinker, with a commercial eye, exceptional financial acumen.

Strong marketing orientation with the ability to develop strategies to edge out the competition. Constantly looking at way to improve performance, achieve set targets and build the company’s brand.

A charismatic but pragmatic leader. Ensuring that everything works to the highest possible professional standards. Highly commercial and committed to quality and innovation. Proven ability to identify new business opportunities.

Motivational and credible with highly effective interpersonal skills. Able to communicate and present confidently, clearly and expressively. Skilled negotiator, with proven experience in a commercial environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Exceptional knowledge of technical issues involved in television production.

Greek (Native), English (Professional working proficiency), French (Elementary proficiency). Willingness to travel abroad.