Antonis Polemitis, Chairman

Antonis is the Managing Director of Ledra Capital and has lead investment and operational responsibility at the firm. He was previously a partner in the private equity practice of Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), where he consulted to private equity firms and merchant banks, and at ACG, a multi-billion dollar private investment fund, where he led the business process outsourcing and higher education practice. Over the course of his career, he has been a principal or advisor for transactions in the United States, Europe, Latin America and India, ranging from multi-billion dollar industrial buyouts to early stage venture capital. Antonis holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he graduated with highest distinction as a Baker Scholar, and a B.S. in from Indiana University in Accounting, Computer Information Systems and International Studies where he graduated with highest distinction as a Wells and Chancellor's Scholar.  

Gunnar Larson, President

Gunnar started his career at NBC’s executive offices of talent and development in New York.   He then managed creative development for web video at the United Nations, based in its Manhattan headquarters, where he increased the breadth and accessibility of reference content from the world’s most important multinational organization. In 2011 Vistage International, the leading Chief Executive Organization in the World named Gunnar as one of the most passionate CEOs in America. Honored as a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar, Gunnar attended Bond University in Australia where he graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and Journalism.

Hugh Hysell, Director

Hugh is a Tony Award ® winning Broadway producer and award winning marketer. His Broadway producing projects include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013 Tony Award ®) Peter and the Starcatcher (winner of 5 Tony Awards), and Impressionism. Hugh currently leads the National Broadway and Live Arts division for GrouponLive, a joint venture between Groupon, Live Nation and TicketMaster. Prior to Groupon, he served as Director of Marketing and Development for NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and owned HHC Marketing where he served as marketing director of over 200 Broadway and Off Broadway shows.

Ionut Voda, CTO

Ionut is CTO of the leading European development firm Zitec and is the chief architect / CTO / technical founder of VideoPublishing.com. He has a decade of experience in building complex, high availability, high performance systems. Ionut was one of the early adopters of cloud-based architectures and deep expertise specifically in the area of video.