Constantine S. Potamianos was the founder and CEO of The Gryphon Group, a Washington, DC-based IT services and development company working with the corporate, non-profit and government sectors. He also cofounded and was the CEO of Gryphon Telecommunications, a wireless engineering firm working across four continents with mobile equipment providers and carriers.
In addition to contributing in various C-level positions, Constantine was Vice President and Team Leader of the Internet/Networking Group of a New York-based investment bank. He was also a Partner and Co-Leader of the Corporate Practice Group of a noted New York law firm. He made principal investments, developed financing syndicates, assisted management in strategy, sat on the boards of, and orchestrated acquisitions for numerous technology companies.
Constantine currently serves as Chief Strategy & Legal Officer of The IPN, which develops and implements strategies that allow clients to maximize the value of their IP assets. Immediately prior to that, he served as Chief Strategy Officer of DGNY Group, a company with diversified operating holdings.
One of the things Constantine truly enjoys is working with exciting start-up and emerging companies as a strategist and management partner to identify and establish development, operational and financial goals; implement a path to achieve them; and help the companies successfully meet the numerous challenges that they face. He has done this in an advisory, board, executive, consultant, mentor and/or investor capacity … and it always brings a smile to his face.
Constantine studied engineering at Caltech. He also holds a BA, magna cum laude, in economics and a BS in Computer and Information Science. He earned his MBA and his JD law degree at Georgetown University.
His mantra is simple: “Work with smart, good people; enjoy what you do; make things happen.”