Founder & CEO
Alex is the Founder and CEO of wappier and was Founder & CEO of Velti, a global mobile marketing software provider with presence in 25 countr1ies. He has been CEO and a Director since he founded Velti in 2000 and he is still chairing the board. He previously co-founded FCI, a privately-held, strategic sourcing software provider in Cambridge, MA, which was later acquired by SAP AG. Alex is a serial entrepreneur, having started his first company at 17, sold one of his companies at 27, took his company public in London at 33, and completed a NASDAQ IPO at 39. His 2013 transaction with Blackstone/GSO, the largest Private Equity group globally, to take Velti private was recognised by M&A Advisor as the “2013 Restructuring Deal of the Year under $1 billion”.
He has authored a book on Artificial Intelligence published by Springer and has more than 50 publications in scientific journals and conferences. Finally, he holds 12 US and international patents, in the fields of Mobile Technology and Artificial Intelligence.
Alex is an industry speaker to the likes of Bloomberg, CNBC, MWC, Mobile Marketer and sits on the Global Board of the Mobile Marketing Association. He has been voted as one of the 10 most important people in Mobile Technology Globally by Business Insider and a Top Global leader under 40 by Global Telecoms Business Magazine.
Alex holds a BS in CS from the American College of Greece, an MS in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, and an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (jointly supervised by MIT Media Lab and Sloan School of Management).