Some Things I've done

Aug
2014
dates
Now
wappier as a Strategic Program Director
The smart way to get your mobile game discovered.
Wappier matches the right audience with the right game at the right moment while optimizing your user acquisition goals by constantly learning and adapting.
Sep
2012
dates
Aug
2014
Velti as a Senior Client Services Manager
Accountable for the growth of the following markets - U.S., U.K., South Africa & Australia
Collaborating closely with regional sales teams in order to evaluate opportunities, develop business models and build customer ready proposals
Directly managing multidisciplinary teams while ensuring productivity and morale in high-pressure situations
Assessing country regulations and adapting propositions in order to meet compliance standards
Responsible for creating new customer propositions by exploiting technology around HTML5, native and hybrid mobile applications
Designed and delivered two white label mobile game application for iOS and Android
Remotely managed project delivery teams to ensure product release deadlines were met
Dynamic experience working in an organization using complex technology across a variety of customer engagement channels (SMS, Web, mobile applications and IVR)
May
2010
dates
Sep
2012
Velti as a Project Manager - Large Scale Campaigns
Managed the entire project life-cycle of the first ever SMS-based mobile game in the U.S. with a tier one mobile network operator
Supervised ten large scale projects across EMEAA ensuring compliance with all cost and scope specifications
Provided direct support to Sales Directors and met with clients to determine scope of project
Strived to maximize profitability by applying A/B testing to all projects
Introduced generic gamification features which generated 10% more revenue on all projects
Optimized key project performance resulting in $1.3M profit over a period of three months
Sep
2008
dates
May
2010
Metadata S.A. as a Project Manager
Project Management on the Software Development Life Cycle process
Conducted feasibility studies for potential customers based on their needs
Accountable for quality assurance testing of software
Trained customers on software usage
Planned, set up and deployed the IT infrastructure for 1 major sports organization and 1 media corporation
Used state of the art technology in the implementation of the project (Windows 2008R2 server with Hyper-V virtualization)
Deployed websites on company owned servers
Provided operational support for both software and hardware
Sep
2007
dates
Sep
2008
Metadata S.A. as a Project Coordinator / IT Support
Requirements Study for website improvements and additions
Testing and quality assurance on website development
Administered and assisted in setting up 2 small businesses and 1 enterprise IT network
Assisted in the startup of the company (Office space, Hardware, Software, Exchange Server 2007)
Planned and set up hardware and software deployment
Responsible for data and user Migration
Sep
2005
dates
Mar
2006
Germanos as an Assistant Manager
Negotiated prices and packages with customers to optimize daily sales
Trained customers on usage of laptops and software packages
Explained product details for technology related products
Developed business relationships with customers to increase brand loyalty
Jun
2004
dates
Aug
2004
Camera Corp as a Production Assistant for 2004 Olympic Games
Supported the director of operations to ensure all company needs were met
Acted as the liaison for company operations on a daily basis to meet deadlines
Assisted in installing high-tech specialty camera systems at various venues
Aided the participants in further understanding of the business norms in Greece
I speak Greek and English

What People say

recommendation
Chad Hodge
business-partner
Demetris is an amazing project manager.  I got the opportunity to work with Demetris while at T-Mobile USA and Demetris was based in Greece with Velti.  Not only was Demetris skilled at leading a project from thousands of miles away, but he did it with passion, enthusaism and an extension of our brand and team.  Demetris was intrumental in his skill set dealing with challenging deadlines, personalities, and goals.  Demetris is always calm under pressure and willing to put in the time and energy to ensure success (and quality.)  While at T-Mobile working on a "first of it's kind" SMS game in the United States, I truly felt that Demetris and his team at Velti were an extension of my own team.  This is a rare trait and one that I highly value and hope to get the opportunity to work again with Demetris.
recommendation
Δημοσθενης Στελλάκης
colleague
Demitrios is a very skillfull person with a high sence of responcibility. He is eager, cooperative and takes his job very seriously. I would recommend Demitrios without any hesitation.
recommendation
Paris Konstantinou
colleague
Being an Account/Project Manager for Velti’ mobile&media campaigns abroad, I had the unique opportunity to work with Demetri. During this period, Demetri led significant projects for Velti worldwide with excellent results, but also most importantly, by spreading his on-going experience within the company and making multi-functional teams’ job a lot easier via his productive and brilliant way of thinking. I would say Demetri is the executive with a rounded profile, but specific strengths make him a great team-player and valuable asset for any colleague and organisation; leadership to engage, analytical and strategic thinking, and making things happen in a smooth and efficient way. Really happy to work with him again!
recommendation
George Pakos
colleague
Demetri is one of the few individuals I have worked with, having a solid understanding of both the technical and marketing side of Telecom Campaigns and Services. His academic background and natural talent has helped him develop the ability to always keep a senior approach to the critical points of the business as well as to management elements. On top, he is a hard worker, committed, efficient, client centric oriented and he has an exceptional understanding of the trends in the mobile marketing and applications industry. I would highly recommend Demetri as a real professional who will add significant value to an organization and team. I truly hope to work with Demetri closer in the near future.
recommendation
Polena Markou
business-partner
Dimitris is an exceptional professional with great insight and stamina. He was always the last to leave the office and even then it was in order to work on a client's site. Detail oriented, focused, highly skillful and with up-to-date knowledge on his field. Dimiris never refused his assistance to any colleague no matter who busy he was. Hands on attitude, true integrity and passion for perfection. Definitely a great pick for any company, I would recommend him without a 2nd thought.
recommendation
Habib Saba
colleague
I worked with Demetris on different difficult projects. Dem always leaves a mark of accomplishment, great networker and a person with outstanding customer management skills. His experience as PM, great improvisation in negotiations and determined insistence, provides an exceptional contribution to the Company’s business. On a personal side, Dem is a person with a lot of humor and great friend. I am happy to recommend him because I am sure he will add value wherever he goes
recommendation
Aggelos Aggelopoulos
colleague
They say that:"When the going gets tough, the tough gets going". I met Dimitris during the hardest time in my professional career. Dimitris is solid, unswayed, a pure professional.I must admit he is the best ICT related person, have I ever met.

Some things
I know how
to do...

Some Things I’ve learned:

Dec
2004
dates
Dec
2007
Drexel University - College of Business and Administration - B.S.B.A.
Management Information Systems
Deans Scholarship 2005 - 2007Deans List 2007Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4
Dec
2001
dates
Dec
2004
American College of Greece - A.B.A.
Computer Information Systems
Cumulative GPA: 3.2/4
I also learned that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42.

SOME PROJECTS I DID:

MIS 344 - Networking Technologies for Business

We designed a new internal online information system which would allow a student to change their major effortlessly. The system incorporated approval flows with automatic notifications sent to the student at every check point. We received an A+ and were also congratulated from the University Vice President Philip Terranova. The video was part of our presentation where we showed the current process in place.

nooz.gr - Leading Greek News Portal

T-Mobile 4G PayDay

When leading U.S. mobile operator, T-Mobile USA, wanted to engage their customers in an exciting new way, they worked with Velti to craft an attention-getting campaign.

WinZilla Trivia App for iOS

WinZilla Trivia – The world’s best trivia app.

zougla.gr - Leading Greek News Portal

olympiacosbc.gr - Official Olympiacos B.C. Website

Some things I care about

What are your Passions?

Animal Rights
Children's Education
The Environment