Solon has been consistently highly rated in Reuters-Extel surveys as a sell-side equity analyst. In recent years, Greece's economic situation has spurred him to take his career international. As a freelancer, he serves a wide variety of clients from around the world, including the European Commission and the Economist's Intelligence Unit. His main focus is financial analysis and valuation work.
Worked on a number of business cases to help small and medium sized businesses reorganize in order to survive in the challenging Greek business environment.
Mentored two businesses through a generational succession process.
Involved in the development of a Greek early warning system for troubled companies.
Helped a number of people retool and repurpose their skills in a challenging economic environment.
Focus areas: Business Plan Development, Business Intelligence, Financial Modeling, Capital Structure Analysis, Angel/Seed Funding, Ratio Analysis, Comparable Company Analysis, Profitability Analysis, Variance Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Dilligence, Budgeting
2014 - PRESENT
Evaluated funding requests for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program.
Focus areas: Evaluating Business Plans
2011 - PRESENT
Economist Intelligence Unit
Covered the economic and political developments in Greece as they unfold.
Covered specific sectors of importance to the economy in periodic reviews, including energy, health, and telecom.
Maintained a review of pertinent regulation.
Engaged in special projects as per client request including assessing the country's disaster recovery resilience, health related projects, etc.
Focus areas: Economic Analysis, Political Analysis, Business Intelligence, Business Analysis, Industry Analysis
Group Strategic Analyst
2004 - 2010
Built the company's strategy, including target identification, selection, valuation, negotiation, due diligence, and implementation.
Participated actively in the process of securing a credit rating for the company.
Involved in the due diligence process through which the company partnered up with the IFC in one of its subsidiaries.
After several months of relative quiet, Greece is back in the spotlight as the latest repayment deadline on its bailout debt comes due in July. We take the opportunity to review the root causes of the crisis, what has been happening since it kicked off, and what needs to be done to resolve the situation.
Master's degree in Political Science
2011 - 2014
Panteion University - Athens, Greece
Hansard Scholar in Hansard Scholars Programme
1994 - 1994
London School of Economics and Political Science - London, UK
Postgraduate diploma in Management
1993 - 1994
University of Portsmouth - Portsmouth, UK
Bachelor's degree in Math
1990 - 1993
University of Sussex - Brighton, UK
DECEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
Certified Early Warning Mentor
NOVEMBER 2019 - NOVEMBER 2023
Interchamber Certification Institute (Greece)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT
Economic Chamber of Greece
Certified International Investment Analyst
NOVEMBER 2005 - PRESENT
The Association of Certified International Investment Analysts®, ACIIA