Sotiris Yiannatos

Athens, Greece

Sotiris's Skills
Business Development
Operations
Design
Technical
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Product Management
Sales
Strategy
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About Sotiris

I am fortunate to have started and sold two of my own startups over the last 16 years. Also, I was part of the founding team that took another company public in an initial public offering that raised...millions of euros, starting from ... scratch in a small office with nothing but a couple of desks and a few chairs.
Of course I failed once (the first time) and my exit strategy for the second one was a complete failure!
But with every step I made, I add to my reservoir of knowledge (and I still have much to learn) and I'm using it again for the next challenge.
Currently I'm the founder and CEO of a startup in stealth mode, looking for valuable partners and teammates in this endeavor.

Work Experience

Foreign Rights and Publishing manager

Randon House

May 2000 - July 2002

Editor/Features Writer

Dennis Publishing

June 1994 - January 1995

Partner

Myriad Partners

January 2016 - Today

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

SKY

July 2004 - July 2010

Researcher/ Reporter

ANT1

January 2004 - January 2005

Editor-in-Chief

MAXIM (Dennis Publishing/Daphne Comm. SA)

September 1998 - January 2000

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

OUT magazine

May 1996 - July 1998

Contributing Editor

Kathimerini SA

March 2008 - January 2013

Staff Editor

Kathimerini SA

October 2004 - August 2006

Contractor (as a Media, Publishing and Communications expert)

NBC Media Services

January 2013 - July 2015

Executive Producer

TMS Media Services

June 2008 - July 2008

Consultant (Media, Publishing and Communications)

N/A

September 2010 - Today

Executive Producer

TMS Media Services

June 2005 - August 2005

Contractor (as a Media, Publishing and Communications expert)

NBC Media Services

June 2004 - August 2004

Radio Host & Senior Producer

European Radio Network

September 1994 - January 1999

Contributing Editor

Freelancer (PLAYBOY, MAX, GQ, FHM , SPORTS, PENTHOUSE, Arena Magazine, Loaded,TRAVELER)

August 1991 - July 1997

Co-founder

CyberPress

January 2000 - May 2002

Co-founder

NZE Publishing

May 2006 - January 2008

Education

Middlesex University (London, UK)

MA in Journalism

2002 - 2003

Sheffield-Hullam University

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Corporate Communications

2005 - 2006

UAL (London, UK)

BA in Mass Media & Communications

1990 - 1993

LSJ (London, UK)

Diploma (PGD) in Journalism

1993 - 1994

LSJ (London, UK)

Diploma in Sub-Editing and Design (Journalism)

1988 - 1989