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Our Team

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Palo has a high performance and enthusiastic team of business analysts, data engineers,software engineers,developers and researchers. Any product or service is only as good as the people behind it. We tackle complex business issues and engineer simplicity. Our team consists of amazing people, working collaboratively to provide a dependable and exemplary service to our customers.

Palo Team

Panayiotis Tsantilas

Founder & CEO

Panayiotis co-founded Palo in 2008. Previously, he had worked for over 25 years in top management positions in various national and international technology/services companies. He holds an MSc. in IT from Glasgow University and a BSc in Physics from the University of Patras. He is passionate about technology and the fields of Big Data and machine learning and has established Palo as the lead innovator in Greece in Content Aggregation, Clustering of news, NER, Sentiment Analysis, as well as Aspect Mining.

Danai Bambali

Head of Analysts

Dynamic and motivated Marketing Professional with 5+ years of experience as a marketing data analyst at data science companies and a PR agency. Strong expertise in quantitative and qualitative market analysis, identifying key market statistics, interpreting findings, and helping marketing managers understand the numbers behind their marketing strategies. Performance Marketing
experience as a freelancer, including Facebook, Instagram and Google advertising with certificate on Google Ads.

Eugenia Monogiou

CTO – Chief Technology Officer

Passionate machine learning engineer consultant with extensive experience in statistical analysis, predictive modeling, data mining and Computer Vision application across the Telco, Healthcare, Retail and Insurance industries. Key focus areas include: Cross-industry AI application, collaboration with NHS institutions, Universities, and the Leicester hospital aiming at creating and deploying “smart” healthcare solutions and continuous investment in the human capabilities for impact maximization. Eugenia has a 12-year background of extensive experience in Solutions Design and Software Development, Business Requirements Analysis, Intelligent Solution Design, Product Catalog technical management and Oracle CRM and Integration technologies consulting in TelCo and Banking. Original research background was focused on image processing algorithm optimization.

Nikos Baroutis

Senior Data Scientist

Nikos Baroutis is a graduate of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has worked as a Machine Learning Engineer in R&D for telecommunications providers, research institutes, as a Software Engineer in banking system and a startup for Cloud infrastructure. He is interested in Python, Data science for NLP and Artificial Intelligence, when he is not composing code he composes on piano.

Spyridoula Bouranta

Business Development Executive

Spyridoula has a BSc in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems from the University of Piraeus and is a seasoned business development professional with 6+ years of experience in sales and a background in digital marketing skilled at connecting clients with premium business opportunities. Enthusiastic coach experienced in guiding new associates through their time at the company, providing feedback on customer relations and sales techniques.

Emmanuel Hadjistratis

Senior Back End Engineer

Highly experienced, solutions-oriented professional with 15+ years of background in overseeing all aspects of the software development life cycle, form extensive analysis and design through execution and maintenance. Proficient in utilizing a wide variety of programs and tolls to provide high-quality and cost-effective applications/ systems to boost organizational efficiency and productivity. Possess unmatched coding and testing skills to deliver client/business-specific programs.

Maria Skouloudi

BI Developer

Maria is a graduate of the Department of Computer Science at University of Crete. She is responsible for the development and administration of business intelligence tools. Her interests focus on designing automated data analysis reports.

Giorgos Rizos

Senior Social Analyst

Yiorgos Rizos holds an MA in Media and Creative Industries from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a BA in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Athens. He is a media enthusiast and his passion is to study and explore how different audiences engage with certain contents online and offline. What intrigues him is to keep those different audiences satisfied in diverse ways with the same content.

Sara Filoqi

Social Media Analyst

Sara is a graduate of the University of Macedonia of International & European Studies. She has a Master’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing at the University of Leeds. Her interests focus on the importance of brand reputation and brand equity that make brands differentiate themselves from competitors and she explores practices and initiatives that can impact brand trust and loyalty.

Alexandra Zoumpataiou

Media Analyst

Alexandra is a graduate of Metropolitan College, Media Production – Journalism. For the past three years she has been working as a news editor and data analyst. She is particularly interested in cultural and political projects.

Vasia Drakopoulou

Social Media Analyst

Vasia is post-graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Communication and Mass Media. She loves Social Media and likes to be constantly up-to-date with developments around it. Among her interests are also Digital Marketing and Campaign Marketing for brands. She also has some experience in sales and business-to-business communication.

Anna Melisourgaki

Client Service Executive

Anna Melissourgaki holds a BSc of economics from the University of Piraeus. She is currently studying for her MSc in Economics and Business Strategy at the same University. Fields of interest consist of marketing, communication and client service. Her interests include finding opportunities for development through data analysis.

Nikolaos D.A. Arvanites

Content Director

Nikos is a combating journalist and an acknowledged expert in the field of international relations in the region of Balkans since 1994.

Anna Panayiotidou

Content Supervisor, Turkey

Anna has worked in the media industry for more than 10 years and she has also been a partner of the Athens News Agency in Turkey.

Nicholas Gerolymos

Financial Director

Nicholas is an experienced financial professional. He has worked as financial controller and auditor for companies in different business sectors, for over 20 years. He holds a Master’s degree in International Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Glasgow and a BA in Accounting and Financial Management from the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Marko Bulatovic

Business Development, Serbia

Marko has more than 10 years of experience working in the field of Sales and Business Development for companies in the auto industry, finance, marketing and online media sectors. 

Mihaela Balauru

Mihaela has a long experience in Account and Project management, working with some of the top Media groups and Brands since 2001.

Board of Advisors

Dimitris Vassiliadis

Strategy/Growth Advisor

Dimitris is an executive leader with rich experience in business development, product development, program and open innovation management and strategic planning. He is experienced in leading multi-disciplinary teams within a spectrum of diverse activities (business and product development, innovation management, marketing, program delivery). He has rich experience of the data-value chains across sectors including banking, fin-tech, security, tourism, wellness and healthcare thanks his constant presence in large scale open and grassroots innovation programs all over Europe. He has a solid technology background, a deep understanding of the state-of-the-art and substantial business case development experience for solutions working with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain. Using technology to improve people’s lives and proud co-founder of GivingStreets, a non-profit enterprise working to bridge the cashless divide, using blockchain and mainstream tech. He is a father, start-up mentor, entrepreneur, lifelong learner.

John Georgoulas

International Business Development

John has more than 12 years of experience in strategic planning, branding, public and government relations in Greece and Cyprus. He holds a BSc in Business Information Systems from UCLAN, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Kingston University and a Diploma of Higher Education in Computer Sciences from Portsmouth University.

Nikos Houssos

Technology Mentor

Nikos has more than 15 years of experience building and leading large engineering units in various sectors (health technology, FMCG big data analytics, digital media & publishing). He has supervised the development, launch, and operation of a range of software products used by numerous Fortune 500 clients. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2004) from the University of Athens and has served (2004-2007) as an Adjunct Professor at the Technical University of Crete.

Iraklis Varlamis

Technology Mentor

Iraklis is an Assistant Professor in Data Management at the Department of Informatics and Telematics of Harokopio University of Athens. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business. His research field of data management and mining is strongly connected to the needs of palo. He provides palo with valuable consultations concerning web document clustering, the use of semantics in web link analysis and web usage mining and personalization. More information can be found at

Damianos Chatziantoniou

Big Data Analytics Advisor

Damianos is currently an Associate Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) in the Department of Management Science and Technology and Director of AUEB’s Masters program in Business Analytics and Big Data. Besides that, Damianos has been involved in several technology start-up companies including Panakea Software Inc. (founder, 1998), based in New York City, developed and marketed BI technology to make certain analytics (ad-hoc OLAP) and Aster Data Systems, a pioneer in big data.

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