Marco is Upstream’s Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, driving the corporate development agenda of the company. Marco served as Upstream’s CEO until June 2017. Prior to founding Upstream, Marco was a marketing strategist with Omnicom, WPP and IPG, where he developed global communication strategies for brands such as Nestlé, SmithKline Beecham, Johnson & Johnson and Sony Electronics. Marco is a partner at BigPi Venture Capital and an active angel investor and member of the board in technology companies such as Persado, Workable and Hellas Direct. In parallel, Marco is the President of SEN/Junior Achievement Greece and a Board member of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (ΙΟΒΕ), of Endeavor and of the research and policy institute diaNEOsis. Marco has been awarded with the EY Greek “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, in 2013. Marco holds a BA in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University and an MPhil in European Studies from Oxford University.