Profiles

Young Greek Australian millionaire proves hard work pays off  

Sam Karagiozis left school at the age of 15 and like many teenagers began working at McDonald’s, to earn some cash. From young, Sam knew the only way to make real money was to work hard and felt his experience at the world’s largest fast food chain was the best way to learn first-hand valuable…

Dr Thanos, digging up amazing secrets of the past  

  Talking with Dr Archondia Thanos made me want to enrol in an archaeology degree. Or at the very least shadow her on an excavation in Greece. There was something about the understated way she described her passion for archaeology, the mystery, the significance, the piecing together of information bit by bit that drew me…

From poverty and depression to triumph, Alex Broches’ path to light

Greek American Alex Broches’ story is one of poverty, ambition, adversity, resilience and, ultimately, success. He knows what it is like to have lost everything. At the young age of 9, his father was sent to prison. As a child, his home was often without heat and electricity. He has taken economic risks that have…

Dr. George Velmahos MD: Surgeon saving lives everyday

Greek American Dr. George Velmahos MD, is Division Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and also a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. “None of us leaves home in the morning thinking that we will be involved in a car crash and find ourselves…

Australia’s first wine broker hopes to re-imagine Greek wines

By Alex Constantine As Australia’s first wine broker with an unparalleled knowledge of every wine and winery in the country, Renos Ross has been involved in the wine industry, from vineyard to retail for over 30 years and sold millions of litres of wines to wineries and retailers, small and large, throughout Australia and the…

Sophie Cotsis

Sophie Cotsis is the first Greek Australian woman to be elected to the NSW Parliament. She is the Labor Candidate for Canterbury in NSW and the Shadow Minister for Women, Ageing, Disability Services and Multiculturalism. This weekend Sophie will be running for the NSW State seat of Canterbury in the Lower House of Parliament and…

Adam Hudson

  Adam Hudson is a serial entrepreneur who has built several multi-million dollar companies in both Australia and the United States. In 2005 Adam co-founded one of the first crowdfunding platforms in the world, which went on to raise in excess of $100 million dollars for start-ups and early stage businesses. He currently owns a cloud software…

Angela Vithoulkas

By Penny Zalalas Angela Vithoulkas is a well- respected Sydney business woman who has won numerous accolades including City of Sydney Business of the Year, City of Sydney Café of the Year, NSW Entrepreneur of the Year and 2007 Telstra Women’s Business Owner of the Year. She has bought, built-up and sold over 30 successful cafés…

Tom Panos Mr Real Estate

Tom Panos is Australia’s leading real estate coach and trainer, successful real estate agent, auctioneer, as well as the Real Estate Advertising Director for News Corp, commentator on SKY News Business and much sought after keynote real estate speaker. With a Master’s Degree in Management, tertiary coaching qualification in Coaching Psychology from Sydney University, author…