Chuck Papageorgiou

CEO - International Screening Solutions

Chuck Papageorgiou is the Co-Founder and CEO of International Screening Solutions company that provides risk management services to the background screening industry, and the co-creator of the Global Risk Information eXchange (GRIX) and the platform, ISS’s flagship products. He is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Ideasphere Partners, LLC, a company that provides executive consulting to the high-tech, light manufacturing, logistics and financial services, and online gaming segments.

He brings his global experience in Technology, Operations, and Sales Operations, both as an entrepreneur, a consultant, and an executive to actively assist and guide management teams of companies he founded, or has invested in, as well as client companies, with strategic, operational, and technology leadership challenges, corporate development and growth strategies, international expansion plans and overall management aspects of their organizations.

As an entrepreneur he has founded and launched a number of companies over the last twenty years, raising over 15M in startup capital, and as a corporate executive and consultant he has managed organizations ranging from five person spin-off divisions to 10,000+ employee international operations. He has lead or acted as a Sr. Advisor on completed M&A and restructuring transactions worth over 9 billion dollars.

He is actively involved with the Tampa Bay entrepreneurship ecosystem and a number of local organizations, He serves as an Entrepreneur In Residence and is a member of the Operating Committee of the Advisory Board of the Lowth Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Tampa, as an EIR with the Moffitt Cancer Research Center, a Board member of the Tampa Bay Wave, and supports a number of local initiatives that focus on the development of entrepreneurs and startup companies.

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