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Thanasis Delistathis

Thanasis is an experienced investor and advisor to growth companies.  He has a strong 12 year track record of coaching managers on growing technology companies.  Since joining New Atlantic in 2000 he has invested, advised or served on the boards of a dozen portfolio companies, including Mobile365, DivX and GlobalLogic.  Prior to joining New Atlantic, he led investment banking for Thermo Electron Corp. (currently Thermo Fisher), a $4 billion global advanced technology company serving the life sciences and measurement and control markets. Over the years Thermo Electron had incubated dozens of early-stage technology ideas that became large businesses. During his tenure, he managed public and private market transactions totaling $900 million and advised on corporate structure and financial strategies for 20 public subsidiaries and many early-stage private subsidiaries. In addition, Thanasis has served as a senior executive in early-stage companies and also worked for McKinsey & Co. in Washington, D.C. as a business strategy consultant for management at Fortune 500 companies.

Princeton University, B.S.E., Electrical Engineering
Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School, B.Cert., Public Policy
Harvard Business School, M.B.A.