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 Flavours of Art which offers six-sense experiences through avant-garde flavors and art activities in secret venues (experiential tourism).
Proceeded with secondary and primary research reached insights in experiential tourism niche, 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.
Focus areas: Business Plan Development, Market Research, Business Development, Financial Modeling
2017 - PRESENT
A Food Chronicle
Founded an app that offers a self-guided tasting tour— where with every bite the user travels through the history of the city as well as are given discounts and opportunities to meet each other and do the tour together.
Developed the business plan, closed business partnerships and proceeded with a pilot Android app in less than six months.
Was awarded and supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands (Orange Grove), the Heineken Growth Makers, the University of Crete and the Innovathens (Municipality of Athens-Samsung).
Focus areas: Market Research, Market Opportunity Analysis, Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Business Plan Development
Freelance Finance Expert
2016 - PRESENT
Freelance Finance Expert
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 the 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 back testing 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.