Dimitri conducted his first equity research at the age of 14, since then he has evaluated more than €1 billion of real estate assets and has raised ~€220,000 for his first startup. These experiences have endowed him with not only top skills, but also a holistic point of view. After seeing the financial system from the inside, he left ECB to become an entrepreneur and work on a variety of fascinating projects and remain constantly challenged.
Founded Dishcover, an augmented reality mobile application that allows users to do self-guided tours at their own pace and travel through the history of a city bite by bite with customizable, interactive content.
Proceeded with secondary and primary research—gaining insights into the experiential tourism niche and calculating the market gap.
Developed the business plan and the strategy.
Built a high profile team and closed business deals that led to launching in less than three months since the inception.
Received support from prestigious institutions such as the Embassy of the Netherlands in Athens and partnered with top professionals.
Focus areas: Business Plan Development, Market Research, Business Development, Financial Modeling
Freelance Finance Expert
2016 - PRESENT
Assisted the CFO of software company on reconciliation and revenues/contracts analysis.
Performed venture financing research for a FinTech startup (Switzerland-based).
Contributed financial analysis and planning for an e-health startup—leading to its acceptance from an incubator (Greece-based).
Developed business plans and market research for a business intelligence consulting firm in cooperation with the CEO (UK-based).
Conducted market research for a consulting firm (Canada-based).
Executed market and investment research for a real estate private equity focusing on the hotel market (US-based).
Worked on market research for an online retail site and suggested innovative growth strategies.
Focus areas: Market Research, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting, Venture Funding, Business Plan Development
Banking Supervision Analyst
2015 - 2016
European Central Bank
Evaluated the sustainability and profitability of a large Italian bank by analyzing its financial statements and business model.
Replicated the formulas measuring the business, capital, credit, and liquidity risks for the supervisory review and evaluation process by using backtesting and reverse engineering.
Wrote monitoring reports by analyzing complex data and legal documents related to non-performing and large exposures, liquidity, and credit risks.
Participated in the financial innovation study group regarding the use and impact of technologies such as the blockchain.
Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Business Model Analysis, Liquidity Analysis, Credit Risk Analysis, Compliance, Financial Innovation
2015 - 2015
Was selected to be one of a six-member team for the commercialization of a new ultra-compact cooler (Department of Physics, University of Cambridge).
Cooperated with post-graduate science students from four different continents and a seasoned business angel.
Created a business opportunity evaluation framework for the members of the team with no business background.
Explored the opportunities of the invention in the area of quantum computing by conducting secondary and primary research.
Concluded that the inventors should look in a different area (semiconductors) and offered a recommendation on how they could adjust the invention based on the needs of the examined industry.
Focus areas: Market Research, Market Sizing, Company Presentation, Primary Research
2014 - 2015
Asian Equities Relative Return Fund
Was selected as an equity analyst of the Asian Equity RRF from the Committee of the Cambridge University Investment and Finance Society (a 5-member real estate team).
Shortlisted a series of public traded property management properties from Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.
Picked Sun Hung Kai Properties and contacted fundamental analysis and comparables valuation.
Outperformed the benchmark (Hang Seng) by 19%.
Focus areas: Equity Research, Market Research, Company Presentation
2013 - 2014
SPDI Private Equity
Cooperated with the CFO on the due diligence and valuation process for prospective projects that led to €70 million of property acquisitions in Southeast Europe.
Produced weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports—following thorough secondary and primary market research and analysis for the management and shareholders.
Participated in the due diligence process for the evaluation of a large portfolio of distressed properties.
Built a five-year budgeting model—following a merger with two other investment vehicles.
Developed the business model for the investigation of a new market entry.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Budgeting, Valuation, Market Research, Due Dilligence, Fundraising Presentation Development, Primary Research, New Market Entry
President | Founder
2012 - 2013
AUEBS' Investment and Finance Club
Used my leadership and interpersonal and organizational skills to establish the first student Investment and Finance Club in Greece.
Developed from the ground-up robust relationships with financial companies, such as the Hellenic Stock Exchange and PwC.
Launched a series of activities such as the student finance magazine Bubble and the Research Practicum where students were cooperating with companies in real-life, research projects.
Increased by 200% the initial membership, leading a team of 60.
Came up with an innovative business concept in the hospitality industry that could boost up to six times the profits of an existing lodge; this directly led to my selection as a fellow at Athens Entrepreneurship Hubs.
Developed from scratch the business model.
Managed to raise €220,000 for its implementation.
Focus areas: Business Plan Development, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Fundraising Presentation Development, Market Research, Budgeting, Competition Analysis
2012 - 2012
Smeralda Consulting et Associati
Participated in the regional strategic planning of European grant programs for culture, tourism, real estate, and education.
Built the financial model (projections and capital structure) for a project in the alternative energy sector; which consequently was funded with a €800,000 loan.
Conducted research for a Bulgarian-Italian joint venture in social entrepreneurship.
Selected for the program "Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs," based on an innovative business concept (software).
Focus areas: Market Research, Business Plan Development, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Fundraising, Customer Research
2012 - 2012
SPDI Private Equity
Conducted research for real estate, political, and economic developments in South-East Europe.
Built a report with suggestions regarding new markets and opportunities.
Received an offer for a full-time position.
Focus areas: Market Research, Comparable Company Analysis, New Market Entry
Junior Economic Analyst
2011 - 2011
Analyzed data for the banking and fiscal sector in South-East Europe.
Published an analysis of Romania’s banking sector in the “New Europe: Economics and Strategy” edition.
Used databases such as Bloomberg and Ecowin Reuters.
Gathered statistics from the World Bank, IMF, Eurostat, OECD, and local institutions.
Focus areas: Economic Research, Economic Forecasting, Data Analysis, Databases
2010 - 2010
Focus Financial Services
Notified and consulted debtors of overdue liabilities.
Developed a personalized strategy and targets with them.
Exceeded the €60,000/month collection target (part-time).