Apogee's management team consists of highly-experienced professionals who bring together extensive expertise that reaches into every facet of information technology and its constituent sectors and markets.
Managing Director and Co-Founder of Apogee Information Systems, senior business consultant and senior project manager, Nektar Baziotis is a visionary leader and businessman. His formal training includes a BA in Mathematics from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, an International Business Management degree from PA U.S. university and an MBA from Sheffield University in the UK.
Following his vision of directing a highly appreciated international IT company, Nektar now manages several IT projects across over Europe, with public and private sector partners. Starting with only 2 laptops, his loyal friend Markos and a Dream in Greece in 2002, he is realising his company’s success of becoming a recognised international company.
Technical Director and Co-Founder of Apogee Information Systems since its inception in 2002. His passion is to create efficient IT products and solutions based on intangible needs and ideas. Apogee’s core products - Essence WCMS and Team PM Suite – and their respective advancement represent successful expressions of Markos’ technical expertise. He is responsible for all aspects of production and R&D at Apogee.
Having studied Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Business Administration, he has been involved in many academic and private-sector IT projects since 1997 with duties ranging from design and development of CMS/CRM/ERP systems to internet marketing, community building and IT infrastructure. He understands his role as a co-founder of Apogee as an opportunity for continuous involvement in IT development and experimentation and as a tool for him to better himself and the company.
Xanthippi has a strong educational background in engineering as well as business sector, giving her unique understanding of technical subjects. Her highest degree is a MSc in System Engineering and Management and she has complemented her soft and hard skills with a series of courses and trainings. Additionally, she has over seven years of experience in engineering and IT projects for different companies and a wide range of end-clients from the private and public sector.
Her unique understanding of both the business and engineering world makes her the ideal Operations Manager. Having strong organizational skills and innovative leadership methods she is able to succeed in the most demanding situations. Being the liaison with top management, she plays an important role in the implementation and management of Apogee's operational plans.
Vasso has the diverse functions of Quality Assurance Manager, Developer and Analyst at Apogee. As she describes success as a sense of fulfillment on every level including all professional and private aspects, she is capable of mastering and balancing these multiple functions elegantly and efficiently. Her quiet and soothing personality fits the saying 'still waters run deep'.
In fact, professionally, she is a very gifted trainer of Apogee Essence WCMS proven by only positive feedback she receives from Apogee’s clients. Her talent and experience allow her to spontaneously give a tailored class. In private, she is playing ping pong successfully, her team won important national and international competitions. She likes working at Apogee due to the team spirit as she feels free to express herself in front of her kind, nice, and talkative teammates.
Being in a state of constant evolution, Vaggelis describes himself as an ‘average graphic designer with better taste than some others’. At Apogee, he is considered a creative genius, the best designs having been drafted and developed by him, for example http://www.bottaccio.co.uk/. As he has a degree in web development, he would rather regard himself a Senior Web Developer. His modesty is but an indication of his true artistic talent that cannot be awarded or taken by any degree.
He loves spending his time with people he loves. Being mostly self-taught and self-made, he is always updated about the most recent technological developments. The Greek name Vaggelis means ‘angel’ in English. Anyone spending some time around him and explaining any design, hardware or software problems to him, will agree that this name perfectly suits him.
Maria continuously demonstrates her three main strengths: result-orientation detail-orientation and client-orientation. This renders her the ideal Quality Assurance Manager for Apogee and Apogee’s clients who come to her with specific requests. Her definition of success is self-realization and reaching her goals in all areas of life, be it professionally or privately.
She is an excellent listener and it is important for her to be understood, making her a skilled communicator. The respect for boundaries is very important to her. This is why seems to be rather introverted when meeting someone for the first time until she understands her clients. Her way of working is that she listens to Apogee’s clients feedback, analyses the problem, finds the solution and communicates the results.