Fanis is currently the Founder of Accelerate Growth, a consulting company that helps companies solve complex sales problems by designing the right sales processes and crafting the funnels to validate that these processes work.
What differentiates Accelerate Growth from a typical consulting company is the methodology applied, called “Sales Sprint”. Following the principles of the Design Thinking Framework (Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, Implement), "Sales Sprint” is a step-by-step system designed by Accelerate Growth in collaboration with Google Ventures, to design a solution to a sales problem in less than 5 days, but also run an experiment to validate with measurable results that the solution designed applies to the customer’s needs. Sales Sprints will allow you to put the customer at the center, empathize with their problems first and then find the right solutions for them.
Fanis was previously the co-Founder and Head of Growth of kariera.gr, which was acquired in 2008 by Careebuilder.com, the leading jobsite in the United States. The acquisition of kariera.gr by CareerBuilder was the first successful exit of a Greek Tech Startup to a global strategic investor. Fanis worked for more than 10 years for Careerbuilder.com as the Head of Growth in Europe, managing more than 250 Sales Reps in 6 different countries. Fanis is an elected Board Member of the Economic Chamber of Greece and an active supporter of the Greek Startup Ecosystem in various roles such as mentor and advisor. He is an Alumni of the German School of Athens and holds a BSc in Marketing from the Athens University of Economics & Business.