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Expert in Online SCM; Sales, Business Development, Product Management, Operations, Marketing

Expert ID: 737624 Greece

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Expert has been exposed to the world of SCM and ecommerce by a number of physical and online businesses where he has directly contributed to or provided consulting for. Moreover, the vast majority of clients he has worked with were involved in brick and mortar and ecommerce and has provided numerous sales demos and consulting sessions over screen-sharing to hundreds of companies.

This meant listening to their specification and providing a solution on the fly so that their sales, inventory, replenishment and bookkeeping requirements were met. Often it was necessary to combine diverse expertise spanning CRM and POS solutions, ecommerce options (WooCommerce, Shopify and Magento) but also accounting (Quickbooks, etc.) - to name a few.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Physics, Astronomy Institution: University of Manchester
Year: 2000 Degree: BSc Subject: Physics, Astronomy Institution: National University of Athens, Greece

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Co-founder Department:
Responsibilities:
architecture and design marketplace
Challenge: help build an innovative business model. Contributed to website development via lean, low-code methods, managed remote team of 5. Helped with fundraising, vision, addressing technical challenges, hiring. Result: Multiple business launch iterations towards product market fit.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Investment Consulting
Responsibilities:
Challenge: Assessing business proposals (fields: marketing, hardware, software, mobile applications etc.) for European Innovation Council and Horizon 2020 programs distributing SME funding.
Result: Successful, timely delivery of 50+ comprehensive evaluations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2017 Employer: Self Employed Title: Co-founder Department:
Responsibilities:
wine delivery subscription platform
Challenge: build an innovative new business (concept, business plan, market research, WooCommerce site setup, subscription eshop, logistics). Result: Complete business setup with no prior experience on domain.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2015 Employer: Self Employed Title: Founding & Executive Board Member Department:
Responsibilities:
Accelerator providing funding and support to innovative internet, mobile and software startups.
Challenge: Organising three stage competitions per four month period, proposal reviewing and providing feedback to all (proposal analysis, IT consulting, strategy, monitoring, advice on community management, marketing and social media promotion, technical).
Results: Enabled funding of 8 startups in 5 rounds. Contributed to early Taxibeat application steps, later bought (40+M€).
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2013 to 2013 Employer: ducapi.com Angel Investments (Cyprus) Title: Managing Partner Department:
Responsibilities:
Challenge: Sourcing and auditing startups for the purpose of private investment. Interviews, evaluations, legal setup, reports, follow up, deal build.
Results:20+ shortlisted startups (project cancelled post-capital controls)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Manager Department: Operations
Responsibilities:
10+ years- rotated across a number of roles within the supply chain management industry interacting at various managerial and executive levels with professionals across the globe in the medium-sized businesses sector.

Sales and Support – handled pre-sales, client demos and after sales-support for a varied, global client base. Held multiple demos per day with US, EU, LatAm and Middle East medium-sized clients in verticals such as apparel, hardware, electronics and more. Hired and managed a small team of professionals towards building a successful sales process.

Project Management – rotated in Product Owner and Scrum Master roles in Agile and Scrumban management modes for teams of varied skillset and experience. Planned, initiated, executed, monitored and closed the custom software development of client projects in various company products.

Product Management – completed full cycle of requirements gathering, analysis, prioritization, implementation monitoring, launch management, user feedback collection

Operations – admin duties, legal tasks management, team expansion and onboarding. Managed internship program evaluating dozens of applicants.

Marketing and Advertising – strategy and branding, managing SEM campaigns, content on various channels, monitoring performance metrics, managing review process.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2018 Employer: terrainnova.eu Title: Freelancer Department:
Responsibilities:
business consulting focusing on Internet-related tech companies and online marketing
Challenge: Web development and promotion services using social media platforms, SEO and SEM. Sample clients, work and results:
1. ESET Hellas and ESET Middle East (antivirus national exclusive reseller) Challenge: brand awareness via Facebook & Twitter across 3 languages (GR, EN, AR). Result: Overall reach growth over 5 consecutive years, ESET HQ recognition.
2. Audi Hellas (national dealership)
Challenge: brand awareness via Twitter, YouTube and other social media management, monitoring with state-of-the-art software and monthly reporting. Result: Community management with ~0 complaints.
3. Looklike.gr (seasonal apparel eshop) Challenge: brand awareness via SEO, AdWords and Facebook Ads and content. Result: Achieved top 3 search rankings for 10s keywords.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Self Employed Title: Co-founder Department:
Responsibilities:
Social Media platform empowering developers to create applications embedded in any webpage.
Challenge: development and admin of backend design, implementation and admin of database, OS admin, promotion contribution. Result: Multiple valuable startup failure lessons.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: OTENET Title: Project Manager Department:
Responsibilities:
innovation competition proposal
Challenge: coordination, team, concept, market research, business plan
Result: Achieved 4th position among 1200+ entries.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
European Commission Expert Proposal Evaluator
Challenge: Assessing business proposals (fields: marketing, hardware, software, mobile applications etc.) for European Innovation Council and Horizon 2020 programs distributing SME funding.
Result: Successful, timely delivery of 50+ comprehensive evaluations

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
Software skills:
Good: HTML, CSS, Unix/Linux, Photoshop, Microsoft Office
Basic: Git, REST, PHP

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Greek Native
German Beginner

Fields of Expertise

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