Team

Nicholas Georgiadis, PhD, Partner & Director of Equity Research

Nicholas is Partner and Director of Equity Research at VRS. Having gained significant work experience in buy-side and sell-side advising through his employment in top-tier brokerage firms Nicholas founded VRS in 2002. Among others, his recent assignments have been in the areas of corporate valuation, M&A’s advisory, and equity analysis for international clients. Nicholas holds a Bachelor’s degree from Athens University of Economics & Business (Greece), graduate and postgraduate degrees from Harvard University (US) and ICMA Center, Reading University (UK), and a PhD on corporate valuation from University of Macedonia (Greece). He is a Certified Financial Analyst from the Hellenic Capital Market Commission.
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George Savvakis, PhD, Director of Equity Research & Corporate Finance

George is Director of Equity Research & Corporate Finance in VRS in Athens with over 20 years of professional experience in the buy-side and the sell-side. His experience is focused on corporate finance and value-related advisory services to a wide range of Greek and international corporate clients across different industries and sectors. His prior experience includes C-level executive and senior positions at Greek leading brokerage firms, investment committees of insurance companies and NPL servicing companies. George holds a Bachelor degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Athens, an MBA in Finance from the Athens University of Economics & Business, an MPhil in Economics from the University of Athens and a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Athens. His academic work is also published at top tier international journals.
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Efstratios Livanis, PhD, Research Partner

Efstratios is Assistant Professor in Financial Analysis and Neural Systems at the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Macedonia. He has presented his research at International and National Conferences and academic journals. He is editor of three books on the subjects of financial analysis, financial derivatives and financial modeling. Also, he is research partner in VRS. His current research interests include: neural networks and financial statement analysis, neural networks and cyber risks, and financial management of cyber risks.
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Charalampos Fytros, FHAS, CFA, PhD

Charalampos is a Fellow of the Hellenic Actuarial Society and a CFA charterholder, with 15+ years of top level responsibilities in the field of the three-pillar insurance system. He has extensive experience in providing actuarial and risk management support to occupational pension funds, insurance companies and the private sector in the field of IAS 19 framework actuarial valuations and employee insurance benefits. He received his PhD degree from Lancaster University, with which he maintains a research agenda. He is currently a teaching fellow at the University of Piraeus.
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Christoforos Makrias, Senior Financial Analyst


Christoforos is a Certified Financial Analyst by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission with over 20 years of professional experience. With prior experience as a senior financial analyst in top-tier brokerage firms, he has undertaken the valuation of several listed as well as non-listed companies in Greece, either for reporting, IPOs, or merger & acquisition purposes.
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Zoe Vassiliou, Senior Financial Analyst

Zoe is equipped with over 20 years of experience in analyzing and valuing listed and non-listed companies in a wide range of business sectors in Greece, while working as a Senior Financial Analyst in large security firms in Greece. She has also served as a member of the Investment Committee at the Hellenic Pension Mutual Fund Management Company. From 2009 to 2011 she worked as a special adviser to the Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping and later to the Minister of Labor & Social Security.
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Maria Papadopoulou, Senior Financial Analyst

Maria is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA), with diversified knowledge for several business sectors. Having obtained a holistic work experience gained through the buy and sell-side of the international financial industry she leverages upon her core competencies on the field and delivers financial and valuation services on a broad spectrum of financial issues and for companies belonging in various sectors.
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Spyridon Vasileiou, Senior Financial Analyst

Spyridon Vasileiou is Director of Investment Research. His research interests are mostly found in the areas of corporate finance (securities and company valuation, bond valuations, capital structure issues and financial engineering), capital markets (global asset allocation models, exchange rates and commodities) and most recently in the turnaround management consulting. He has 20 years of experience in global financial markets (with extra focus in equities, options, FX and commodities) with active involvement in several investment committees abroad since 2004 and also Hedge Fund due diligence.
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Sotiris Kazampakas, Senior Technical Analyst

Sotiris Kazampakas is the Co-Founder of StockWatch, a trading tool generating and providing Trading Signals for the global financial markets based on algorithmic mechanical systems. In 2009 he assumed the position of General Manager in e-FSW Holding. Since 1987 he has an active trading experience in world futures & options (Index, Commodities and Forex) as well as in world equities.
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Manos Mavrogenis, Senior Financial Analyst

Manos is a Certified Financial Analyst & Asset Manager from the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. For the past many years he has worked as Investors Relations Manager for ATHEX listed companies, as Portfolio Manager for major Greek investment banking institutions and as equity research analyst for the Greek brokerage industry.
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