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we are a boutique business

acceleration company working with Cypriot organizations that can benefit from our USA experience, expertise and business networks. We look to work with organizations that demonstrate growth potential, differentiated value propositions and are relevant to our niche USA business networks.

 
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we are a boutique business

acceleration company working with Cypriot organizations that can benefit from our USA experience, expertise and business networks. We look to work with organizations that demonstrate growth potential, differentiated value propositions and are relevant to our niche USA business networks.

What's New

OUR MISSION

We want to take a leadership role in creating growth opportunities for Cypriot companies that previously were unable to benefit from access to U.S.A based business expertise, insights and networking .

OUR PARTNER SELECTION PROCESS

We employ a rigorous process and select only a handful of “Right-Stage” companies which will benefit from our combined experiences and subject matter expertise. We partner with the founders and their management teams to contribute to both strategic and tactical aspects of the business acceleration processes.

Our experienced services:

Strategic business goals setting, including business planning and execution road-maps

Operational structures, including proper finance, legal, accounting foundations and financial modeling

Marketing and promotions, including brand positioning, messaging platforms, advertising and communications


Sales, including network introductions, lead-gen activation, co-pitching and sales material support

Strategic growth support

Live CY Business News

  • Cypriot and Jordanian firms explore investment opportunities 11 Oct 2019 13:12 Cyprus Daily Cypriot and Jordanian firms are attending a two-day business forum organised for the first time in Nicosia, to explore investment opportunities in Jordan and Cyprus respectively, and to promote their collaboration. The forum, which got underway yesterday …
  • Cypriot, Jordanian firms to explore investment opportunities 11 Oct 2019 10:53 Cyprus Mail Cypriot and Jordanian firms are gathering in Nicosia for a two-day business forum to explore investment opportunities in Jordan and Cyprus and to promote collaboration. The forum from Thursday to Saturday has been organised by the Employers and …
  • A mood of caution sweeps shipping sector 06 Oct 2019 01:31 Cyprus Mail Shipping continues to be a strong contributor to the Cyprus economy but there are signs of stagnation. It’s all about having the right people reports John Ioannou Aptly titled Sea Change, the 16th bi-annual Cyprus Maritime Conference, opening in Limassol …
  • Leptos Group to undergo new loan restructuring 02 Oct 2019 07:26 Cyprus Daily Leptos Group – one of Cyprus’ biggest developers – has reached an agreement in principle with one of its lenders to restructure part of a large loan. The agreement, as recorded in the six-month results of Pandora Investments Public Ltd, concerns …
  • “Maritime Cyprus 2019” Conference 27 Sep 2019 16:04 Cyprus Mail On the occasion of the “Maritime Cyprus 2019” Conference, which will take place on 6 – 9 October 2019, a press conference was held on Friday, 27th September 2019, at 10:00 p.m., at the Presidential Palace. Maritime Cyprus is one of the most important …
  • Hermes Airports: Tourism industry well-placed to successfully overcome new challenges 27 Sep 2019 15:17 Cyprus Daily This year been a defining year for tourism, both globally and for Cyprus, as the tourism industry is affected by rapid changes in the political, economic, transport, energy and environment sectors. Recent developments, such as the bankruptcy of a global …
  • Hermes Airports: Cyprus’ tourism industry well-poised to successfully overcome challenges 27 Sep 2019 12:17 Cyprus Mail World Tourism Day 2019 has been a defining year for tourism, both globally and for Cyprus, as the tourism industry is affected by rapid changes in the political, economic, transport, energy and environment sectors. Recent developments, such as the …

Live CY News: Investments & New Ventures

  • Cypriot and Jordanian firms explore investment opportunities 11 Oct 2019 13:12 Cyprus Daily Cypriot and Jordanian firms are attending a two-day business forum organised for the first time in Nicosia, to explore investment opportunities in Jordan and Cyprus respectively, and to promote their collaboration. The forum, which got underway yesterday …
  • Cypriot, Jordanian firms to explore investment opportunities 11 Oct 2019 10:53 Cyprus Mail Cypriot and Jordanian firms are gathering in Nicosia for a two-day business forum to explore investment opportunities in Jordan and Cyprus and to promote collaboration. The forum from Thursday to Saturday has been organised by the Employers and …
  • A mood of caution sweeps shipping sector 06 Oct 2019 01:31 Cyprus Mail Shipping continues to be a strong contributor to the Cyprus economy but there are signs of stagnation. It’s all about having the right people reports John Ioannou Aptly titled Sea Change, the 16th bi-annual Cyprus Maritime Conference, opening in Limassol …
  • Leptos Group to undergo new loan restructuring 02 Oct 2019 07:26 Cyprus Daily Leptos Group – one of Cyprus’ biggest developers – has reached an agreement in principle with one of its lenders to restructure part of a large loan. The agreement, as recorded in the six-month results of Pandora Investments Public Ltd, concerns …
  • “Maritime Cyprus 2019” Conference 27 Sep 2019 16:04 Cyprus Mail On the occasion of the “Maritime Cyprus 2019” Conference, which will take place on 6 – 9 October 2019, a press conference was held on Friday, 27th September 2019, at 10:00 p.m., at the Presidential Palace. Maritime Cyprus is one of the most important …
  • Hermes Airports: Tourism industry well-placed to successfully overcome new challenges 27 Sep 2019 15:17 Cyprus Daily This year been a defining year for tourism, both globally and for Cyprus, as the tourism industry is affected by rapid changes in the political, economic, transport, energy and environment sectors. Recent developments, such as the bankruptcy of a global …
  • Hermes Airports: Cyprus’ tourism industry well-poised to successfully overcome challenges 27 Sep 2019 12:17 Cyprus Mail World Tourism Day 2019 has been a defining year for tourism, both globally and for Cyprus, as the tourism industry is affected by rapid changes in the political, economic, transport, energy and environment sectors. Recent developments, such as the …
  • Hotels Association proposes measures to face tourism challenges 27 Sep 2019 09:09 Cyprus Mail The Cyprus Hotels Association has proposed a series of steps for the country’s tourism sector to face the challenges ahead, including accelerating the procedure to create a new brand for Cyprus, boosting flight schedules to Cyprus, promoting reforms and …
  • Our View: Ignoring advice and warning from foreign economists is a national policy 27 Sep 2019 02:31 Cyprus Mail OUR politicians pay no attention to reports about the Cyprus economy by experts at the IMF, ECB or World Bank. One reason might be that they do not understand the economists’ jargon about “increasing external headwinds” and “slow pace of technology …
  • Thomas Cook collapse endagers labour peace in hotel sector 27 Sep 2019 02:31 Cyprus Mail LABOUR Minister Zeta Emilianidou has given hoteliers 15 days to decide on whether they will sign an agreement with workers unions after the former expressed reservations following the demise of Thomas Cook, which they said would cost them some €50m. …
  • Steps being taken to ease economy bottlenecks says minister 26 Sep 2019 07:59 Cyprus Mail Energy costs, the availability of finance, access to digital infrastructure, the availability of skilled staff and uncertainty about the future have been identified as the main problems of the Cyprus economy by the European Investment Bank (EIB), Energy …
  • Three recognised for contribution to Cyprus 04 Sep 2019 00:09 Cyprus Mail President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday awarded Medals of Excellence for Service to the Republic to three prominent men as a sign of recognition and appreciation for their valuable contribution to the country. Anastasiades said that Dr Andreas Pittas, …
  • ‘A long spiral of going down’ 03 Sep 2019 04:15 Morning Journal News ODESSA, Texas — The gunman in a West Texas rampage “was on a long spiral of going down” and had been fired from his oil services job the morning he killed seven people, calling 911 both before and after the shooting began, authorities said Monday. Officers …
  • Cyprus repays remainder of Russian loan 2 years early 02 Sep 2019 18:26 The Seattle Times NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ finance minister says the east Mediterranean island nation has repaid ahead of schedule the remaining 1.58 billion euros ($1.73 billion) of a 2.5 billion euro ($2.74 billion) loan it received from Russia in 2011 amid a …
  • Cyprus runs the risk of being trapped into an expensive undertaking with gas deal 01 Sep 2019 15:30 Cyprus Mail DEFA announced on 23 August its decision to award the tender for the construction of an LNG import terminal at Vasilikos. This will comprise a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), a jetty for the mooring of the FSRU, pipelines, port and other …
  • Hong Kong crisis could pave the way for investments in Cyprus 28 Aug 2019 04:59 Cyprus Daily As often-violent protests in Hong Kong continue for weeks, Cypriot entrepreneurs are getting ready to take advantage of the extreme nervousness among foreign investors who could consider the Mediterranean island as an alternative business centre. That’s …
  • Tales from the coffeeshop: Projecting the whole truth and not the pseudo truth 25 Aug 2019 03:30 Cyprus Mail “THE MAN was being treated in a pseudo-hospital,” reported a radio news bulletin of our state broadcaster Rik, in reference to some story it was reporting. A person who heard it could not believe the stupidity of the term and posted it on Facebook, …
  • Scope affirms Cyprus’ credit rating of BBB- with stable outlook 24 Aug 2019 16:19 Cyprus Daily Scope Ratings affirmed on Friday the Republic of Cyprus’ BBB- long-term issuer and senior unsecured local- and foreign-currency ratings, along with a short-term issuer rating of S-2 in both local and foreign currency, noting that all outlooks are stable. …
  • Message to underemployed graduates: get out of Cyprus 18 Aug 2019 12:00 Cyprus Mail The article “Welcome to the gig economy” (Sunday Mail, August 4) raises some interesting questions regarding the attitude of Cypriot nationals who are university graduates and those Cypriots intending to attend university. I imagine that the numbers of …
  • Autumn economy forecasts clouded by legislative amendments  15 Aug 2019 07:22 Cyprus Daily Autumn could bring negative rating pressure on the Cyprus economy if recent legislative actions in the banking sector failed to significantly reduce non-performing loans (NPLs) which now stand at 30%. This clear message by four major credit rating agencies …
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DIRECTORS & ADVISORY MEMBERS

Andreas Panayi
Kinisis Ventures Founder
Managing Director
Board Member

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Mr.Panayi brings invaluable perspective, strategic insight and hands-on experience in building companies and realizing shareholder value.
He is a serial entrepreneur and throughout his career he founded, developed, operated and sold companies in the marketing, communications and information technologies areas. Since the sale of Kinesis Marketing, a Digital Marketing Services company he founded and operated, he co-founded TKI a successful Information Technology company with offices in the USA and India. Panayi co-founded Kinisis Ventures and serves as the Managing Director for the group. Panayi is also one of the KV members with extensive marketing and branding expertise. Panayi also teaches entrepreneurialism & new venture development classes as an adjunct professor at Drew University. Prior to focusing his career in been an entrepreneur, Panayi worked in a number of Madison Avenue Advertising Agencies and also spent a time with a NY technology incubator and early stage private fund.


Yiannos Georgiades
Kinisis Ventures Co-founder
Director
Board Member

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Mr. Georgiades is the Managing Director and founder of the law firm Y.Georgiades & Associates LLC, established in 1992 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
He has over 25 years experience in litigation, corporate and commercial law, international tax planning, international trade, cross-border disputes – private international law, real estate, investments, alternative dispute resolution, medical negligence, intellectual property law, Internet and media law. He has successfully achieved to become a member of the Athens Bar Association, Cyprus Bar Association, Bar of England and Wales (Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn), the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Society for Computers and Law, the International Technology Law Association, President of the Cyprus Branch of the European Court of Arbitration, executive member of the Court and an online mediator for commercial disputes for the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and is the Vice-President of AEA International Lawyers Network.


Chris Droussiotis
Former General Manager and Head of the Strategic Credit Products
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Senior Managing Partner
Advisory Board Member
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After 10 years with SMBC, Mr. Droussiotis left and join Kinisis Ventures Limited (KV) as a Senior Managing Partner.  He now leads KV’s deal-flow review, valuations and strategic capital raising team.
At SMBC, Mr. Droussiotis, was responsible for building long-term relationships with middle market and large cap private equity firms as well as asset managers who invest in the leveraged loan space. Prior to SMBC, Mr. Droussiotis worked at many New York money center banks, such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CIBC Oppenheimer, Mitsui Nevitt Merchant Bank, Mizuho Financial Group and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, specializing in the financing and structuring of merger & acquisition, leveraged buyout and recapitalization transactions. 
Mr. Droussiotis is also an adjunct professor teaching investment analysis, quantitative and option strategy courses at Columbia University, Fordham University, Baruch College and Seton Hall. University.


George Kokkinos
Director & Group Head
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Kokkinos has almost 30 years of comprehensive banking experience in areas such as credit research & analysis, financial due-diligence as well as credit risk & credit portfolio management.
Throughout his finance and banking career, he held senior positions with leading global financial institutions in New York City.  His experience encompasses all aspects of in-depth fundamental analysis with a strong track record in reviewing / analyzing / monitoring and actively managing and diverse corporate loan portfolios.  He is currently the Head of the Credit Research Group, responsible for actively managing and reporting to the Portfolio Management Committee on a corporate loan portfolios of over $75.0 billion in exposure across all industries.   
Mr. Kokkinos received his MBA in Corporate Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA.


Chris Demetriou
Sr. Director Customer Retention
Wyndham Hotel Group
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Demetriou brings 25 years experience in operational finance and operations with specific expertise in financial strategies for costs management and revenue generation.
He has been instrumental in driving top and bottom line growth and led large Financial Shared Services platforms. Throughout his career, Demetriou led the planning, implementation and integration of financial processes and enterprise financial systems across multiple industries including hospitality & franchising Services, publishing, and consumer products. He served under variable senior roles, such as Manager of Credit and Financial Analysis, Director Financial Services and V.P of Corporate Finance. Chris is currently serving as the Sr. Director of Customer Retention at Wyndham Hotel Group, and he is also an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Nicolas Nicolaou
CFO, MANA Products
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Nicolaou is the CFO of MANA Products, the world’s leading contract and private label cosmetics manufacturer.
Prior to Mana, Nicolas held positions with increased responsibility with Unilever and Deloitte. Nicolas brings a wealth of diversified, dynamic and action-oriented leadership experience in consumer products companies. His expertise include strategy development and execution, performance management, process reengineering, operational excellence, M&A, internal controls, innovation and new product launches, organization design and talent development. Nicolas is the President of the Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Foundation Board of LaGuardia Community college. Nicolas has an MBA in Finance and is a CPA.


Michael Hadjiloucas
Tax Partner
EisnerAmer LLP
Advisory Board Member

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Michael Hadjiloucas has over 25 years of experience in both domestic & international corporate tax, entity formation, acquisitions, reorganization ,due diligence, corporate partnership, individual and tax-exempt entity tax returns and representation at Federal and state audits.
Mr. Hadjiloucas has extensive experience in health care, life science, banking, technology, retail, manufacturing, as well as foundations and service organizations. Michael is an active member of the board for various Hellenic organizations including Greek American Chamber, Cyprus US Chamber, ACG and also participates through various committees at BIONJ and NJTC. Through this groups Michael has been instrumental in advising early stage clients in presenting and assisting them with funding.


Nick Panayi
VP of Brand
Demand and Digital Marketing at DXC Technology
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Panayi brings over 20 years of management experience in the technology sector, with a special focus on brand management, digital marketing, and strategic planning.
Nick is Vice President of Brand, Demand and Digital Marketing at DXC Technology, a $25B global leader in IT Services and Systems Integration. His area of responsibility at DXC covers global brand management, social media, global demand generation, marketing programs, pursuit marketing, and digital sales tools. Nick’s rich experience in the technology industry includes a variety of management, strategic planning and marketing roles at large enterprises like Avaya and Hewlett Packard, as well as two software-as-a-service startups. Nick has a Bachelors in Marketing and an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Evis Savvides
Managing Principal at SFG
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Savvides is the managing principal at SFG, a New York City boutique strategy consulting firm.
For the last 20+ years, Evis has helped companies in the consumer packaged goods industry improve sales, marketing and operations by way of uncovering the potential, leading change and helping put together the right elements of growth strategy and success. Evis started his career in public accounting and later moved to management consulting, where he served as consulting partner with a New York CPA firm, working with companies in the consumer packaged goods industry and supporting their growth strategy. Following his management consulting tenure, Evis served as COO at Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits, a leading U.S. import and distribution company responsible for the introduction and success of the [yellow tail] wine brand. Most recently, Evis served as President of Domaine Select Wine & Spirits in New York.


ADVISORY BOARD

Andreas Panayi
Kinisis Ventures Founder
Managing Director
Board Member

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Yiannos Georgiades
Kinisis Ventures Co-founder
Director
Board Member

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Chris Droussiotis
Former General Manager
and Head of the Strategic Credit Products Group
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Senior Managing Partner
and Advisory Board Member
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George Kokkinos
Director & Group Head
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Advisory Board Member

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Chris Demetriou
Sr. Director Customer Retention
Wyndham Hotel Group
Advisory Board Member

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Nicolas Nicolaou
CFO, MANA Products
Advisory Board Member

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Michael Hadjiloucas
Tax Partner
EisnerAmer LLP
Advisory Board Member

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Nick Panayi
VP of Brand
Demand and Digital Marketing at DXC Technology
Advisory Board Member

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Evis Savvides
Managing Principal at SFG
Advisory Board Member

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