Peter Tassiopoulos, President at Sphere 3D
Peter Tassiopoulos's Bio:
Peter Tassiopoulos has led virtualization technology solutions provider Sphere 3D since 2013. With more than 20 years of experience in a variety of industries, including technology, finance, business development and sales management, Peter has built global distribution networks and marketing alliances in telecom, IT, software and hardware manufacturing.
For the past several years, Peter has spent most of his time introducing the world to Sphere 3D’s primary product: Glassware 2.0™, a process he says has been both challenging and rewarding. Challenging because the product is not easy to explain, but rewarding, in that it is ground-breaking and can be customized for a number of specialty areas, such as education and healthcare.
Glassware 2.0™ is an application virtualization tool, using a container-based approach to give users access to virtual Windows apps hosted on a shared server. With this technology, IT administrators can deliver a single app rather than a complete desktop. For example, if an app requires Windows XP but the user runs Windows 10, administrators can deliver the app and the necessary components to the Windows 10 device, rather than distributing a full desktop.
Glassware 2.0™ makes it possible for incompatible devices and applications to run over the cloud, without sacrificing performance or security. The technology lets third parties deliver fully-featured products to any cloud-connected device no matter its operating systems or hardware. In 2014, Sphere 3D completed a $70 million acquisition of Overland-Tandberg, and Peter opted to remain as President and Vice Chairman of the newly-merged company.
Before his time leading Sphere 3D, Peter Tassiopoulos held leadership positions at companies in the technology and healthcare IT industry space. He was an original founder and CEO for IgeaCare Systems from 2003 to 2008 and expanded the business from four employees to more than 120 staff members, with sales growing to around $20 million annually under his guidance.
Peter also held the position of COO at Biosign Technologies, creating and managing the overall strategy and direction of the company, including strategic planning, marketing and sales, operations, and research and development.
In addition to his executive career, Peter has acted as an advisor for a number of companies in the technology, IT, mining and gaming industries. He has led numerous M&A transactions and helped raise in excess of $200 million of start-up capital for organizations, from early seed rounds through to senior lending facilities.
Peter Tassiopoulos's Experience:
President at Sphere 3D Inc.
March 2013 - Present | Mississauga, Ontario
Sphere 3D Corporation (NASDAQ ANY) is a Mississauga, Ontario based virtualization technology solution provider whose patent pending Glassware 2.0™ technology makes it possible for incompatible devices and applications to run over the cloud, without sacrificing performance or security. Sphere 3D’s Glassware 2.0™ ultra-thin client allows third parties to deliver fully featured products to any cloud connected device independent of operating system or hardware.
Director at Argentium Resources Inc.
December 2012 - Present | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Argentium (CNSX-AOK) is an early stage exploration company.
Founder at Xchange Capital Corporation
September 2011 - December 2012 | Markham, Canada
Providing management/strategy consulting. Assisting in identifying sources for start up and growth capital for early stage companies.
COO at Biosign Technologies Inc.
August 2009 - April 2011 | Toronto, Canada
Responsible to set and manage the overall strategy and direction for Biosign, focusing on strategic planning, marketing & sales, operations and capitalization requirements
CEO at Igeacare Systems Inc
October 2004 - December 2008
As one of the original Founders and serving as its original CEO, I was responsible for growing the business from 4 employees to over 120. Sales grew from 0 to $15m annually. Introduced over 500 proprietary SKU's to a channel that included 1000's of resellers.
Peter Tassiopoulos's Interests & Activities:
business leadership, technology, innovation, cloud computing,