October 2017

How Reverting to ‘Old School’ Ways Helped Me Build Strategic Relationships

(As featured in Business News Daily- October 10, 2017) Written by: Demetri Argyropoulos Credit: Demetri Argyropoulos   When I was in college, I was eager and hungry to make connections. At 21 years old, as a dorm resident at Westmont College, I founded my business advisory firm, Avant Global. The company has since grown into a […]

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September 2017

The Secrets to Silicon Valley

(As featured on CNN Greece- September 12, 2017) An interview with Avant Global CEO, Demetri Argyropoulos We’ve all heard that the road to success is a steep one. In a recent interview by CNN Greece, Silicon Valley hopefuls can learn a secret or two from Greek-American Venture Capitalist Demetri Argyropoulos, CEO and Founder of Avant […]

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September 2017

A Failed Deal Was (Partially) Responsible for My Success

by Demetri Argyropoulos (As featured in Real Leaders- September 7, 2017)   Yes, you read that headline correctly. A failed deal was, partially, responsible for my success. When I launched Avant Global nearly 20 years ago, I was introduced to someone I thought would become a long-term partner. After months of collaborating and getting close […]

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July 2017

An Interview with Entrepreneur Argyropoulos of Avant Global

(As featured in the National Herald- July 2, 2017) Written by: Eleni Sakellis Demetri Argyropoulos. Photo by Santi Visalli NEW YORK – Greek-American Demetri Argyropoulos- founder and CEO of global advisory firm Avant Global, based in Santa Barbara, CA, loves Greece. A dual citizen for the last 7 years, he divides his time between his home in […]

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June 2017

Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk

(As featured in YPO- June 8, 2017) Written by: Deborah Stoll   Having just returned home after a whirlwind round of participation at the Milken Institute Global Conference, the YPO Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley and the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, Demetri Argyropoulos (YPO Europe One) is besieged by friendly faces waving and stopping to say […]

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May 2017

The Most Powerful Skill You Need to Succeed in the C-Suite

(As featured in Huffington Post- April 22, 2017) Written by: Nicole Sawyer   Demetri Argyropoulos Avant Global CEO and Founder Whether you’re CEO of a multi-billion-dollar brand, or a start-up working towards Series A, there is one thing every executive has in common; you want to get to the next level and expand your customer […]

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January 2017

Success Mantras From Radically Successful Founders And CEOs

(As featured in Forbes- January 30, 2017) Written by: Patrick Hanlon There are many theories about what creates success, business school libraries are filled with them. But no one knows better than the brand founders and CEOs who started out with nothing but a scratchpad and a dream. We thought that it would be interesting […]

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January 2017

Knight Time

It is becoming quite a year for Montecito business executive Demetri Argyropoulos. The 39-year-old entrepreneur, who attended Westmont College and Harvard Business School, became a cavaliere, the youngest knight in the former royal house Order of Merit of Savoy in a ceremony in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral last month, as I exclusively chronicled here.   […]

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January 2017

The Knight In The Boardroom

(As featured in Forbes- January 14, 2017) Written by: Patrick Hanlon   © Santi Visalli Photo by Santi Visalli Fifth Avenue in New York City was bustling with holiday traffic on a recent Saturday morning, as an Uber driver pulled up to the curb in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A dark-haired man wearing a […]

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January 2017

The Experience Economy: Making Your Money Mean Something

(As featured in The New York Times- January 1, 2017) Written by: Citigold Media Team Remember when investing was all about the financial returns? For a growing number of individuals and families, those days are long gone. Today’s investors increasingly want other kinds of returns as well. They want to travel with friends to faraway […]

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December 2016

Say “Good Knight,” Demetri

(As featured in Montecito Journal- December 16, 2016- January 5, 2017) Written by: Richard Mineards Montecito business executive Demetri Argyropoulos received the perfect 39th birthday present- a knighthood. Demetri, who attended Westmont College and Harvard Business School, is founder of Avant Global, a Santa Barbara business networking company, and during his successful career has raised […]

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December 2016

Can Cradle Of Civilization Carry FinTech Torch?

(As featured in PYMNTS- December 1, 2016) Written by: PYMNTS Team With a location right on the crossroads of North, South, East and West, Athens, Greece is known as the “cradle of civilization,” but the location also delivers on a growing mix of offerings as a global tech hub. In this week’s installment of PYMNTS’ […]

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October 2016

7 Things That Even The Most Successful CEOs Aren’t Doing

  7 unconventional things that every good leader needs to do to become great (As featured in Inc.- October 6, 2016) Written by: Chris Dessi I’m lucky. I get to speak to some of the most inspirational leaders in the world. They share their secrets on productivity, motivation and success with me, and I get […]

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