Mr. Canakakis comes to us with nearly thirty years of experience after having enjoyed a very lucrative international career.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Canakakis was employed by Wachovia/Prudential Securities where as a financial adviser worked on Asset Management and Asset Allocations.
From 1998 through 2000, he served as Director and Senior Analyst of Odyssey Capital & Research Group, Inc.
From 1997-1999, he served as Managing Director and Senior Fund Manager for Prime Investment Analysis where he accumulated and managed several Institutional Portfolios with significant exposure in the international markets.
From 1994-1997 Mr. Canakakis was Editor and columnist of the Athens Stock Exchange and South European markets section of “The Financial Mirror”. Simultaneously, Mr. Canakakis served as Director of Marketing for Prime Strategic Media, representing such prestigious international clients as Aiwa, Bose, Revlon, Radio Shack, Sanyo and Coca Cola, just to name a few.
From 1988-1993 Mr. Canakakis served as an Adviser to the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus headed the Ministry’s CSCE Department (present day OSCE) (Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe) and participated in the CFE and Open Skies negotiations as well as the meetings for the exchange of military information and the two Vienna Seminars of Military Doctrines. He also participated in the negotiations for the preparation of the Helsinki ’92 Document and the 1992 Helsinki Summit.
Prior to that he lectured at the Naval War College of the Greek Navy and between 1981-1984 he worked with the S.European Marketing office of Gould’s Navigation/Communication Division. Mr. Canakakis has served on the Board of Directors of several Domestic and International corporations.