CHRIS PAPADAKIS

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‘Plug-and-Play’ Growth Executive, Strategist, Project Manager

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Professional experience

Chris is a ‘plug-and-play’ Growth / Turnaround Executive, Strategist and Project Manager with 23+ years international experience in Europe and the United States.
He received his Master of Science degree (’93 – full academic scholarship) and Bachelor of Science degree (’92) in Civil Engineering / Project Management from Purdue University, where he became a life member of several Honor Societies.

In the beginning of his career, he worked at two of the world’s largest infrastructure projects: a/ the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel project (US$19B) in Boston with Bechtel Corporation, and b/ the Egnatia Odos Motorway (US$9B) in Greece with Brown & Root.
In 1998, he founded and exited an ‘Enterprise Solutions Consulting’ high tech company with Fortune 500 clients, total gross $12M, 35 employees and representing Microsoft (Enterprise Project Management), Primavera (Enterprise Project Management) and Stroll Systems (Business Continuity Planning). The firm had an internal software development team, which developed Custom Software solutions. He has advised Clients from almost every business sector, including Banks, Construction Companies, High Tech, Retail, Telecom, Energy, Oil and Gas, and the Public Sector. Following his exit from his company, Chris made several investments in various sectors, including Retail, High Tech, and Home and Hotel Furniture, in Europe and North America.

He also became a Member of the Sophia Business Angels in South France, through which he advised over 10 startups, coming primarily from the IT Sector.
Most recently, he supported three startups gain international recognition, leading them in Strategy, Structuring, Business Development, Operations. Two of them were in the Energy sector and the third in Big Data.

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