About Nikolas Onoufriadis
Nikolas Onoufriadis is a business executive with 20 years’ experience in management, operations, and consulting. An avid business player and entrepreneur, Nikolas has offered professional services in 15 countries across multiple industries. Versatile with a global understanding of business culture and cross-cultural statesmanship, he built a track record in company growth, market penetration, and government relations on a global scale.
Nikolas’ strength lies in his ability to strategize, connect the dots, and offer solutions to difficult problems. His unique combination of experience managing structured corporate environments and running self-owned companies has made him an expert at revolutionizing business operations and growth through strategic planning.
Over the years, Nikolas has excelled at devising strategic business development plans, redesigning business structures, and exceeding set targets. Adept at reducing costs and inefficiencies, he has worked in Technology/IT, Health, Energy, Life Sciences, Hospitality, Lifestyle, Construction, and others. In addition, he possesses comprehensive knowledge of global business culture and intercultural diplomacy, key elements in government relations, public affairs, and corporate communications.
As a leader, his versatile and adaptive style has helped him manage, build, and work with diverse teams of professionals, ranging from C-level senior management to part-time seasonal employees. Last but not least, throughout his business career, Nikolas has continuously honed his communication skills and expertly shaped his people skills, concentrating on the importance of relations with people of different backgrounds and paths of life.
Professionally, Nikolas Onoufriadis has experience with industries outside the business landscape. While studying to receive his two Masters degrees, Nikolas worked at the executive education division at Harvard’s distinguished Kennedy School of Government. During his tenure there, Nikolas worked as a program coordinator and associate to the Director of the Middle East Initiative (MEI). Together with the MEI Director, he helped organize executive education programs between senior government officials from the Middle East and Harvard faculty and address sociopolitical issues. As a result of his work, he was awarded an accolade for his “Hard Work and Contribution” from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Following his work at Harvard, Nikolas worked for a few years as a Mental Health Counselor and Consultant at the Institute for Mental Health in Athens, Greece. In this role, Nikolas appeared on national television and radio shows discussing various psychological and sociological issues, consulted with the Institute on ways to improve their standing in the Greek marketplace, and co-authored several international publications. Even though Nikolas changed course and moved into the business arena, he very much stayed on top of communication practices and always practiced strategies around people’s relationships, whether in a personal or professional setting.
Soon thereafter, Nikolas Onoufriadis joined the globally renowned INTRACOM Group of Companies. Over the past 18 years, Nikolas offered professional services and helped the companies of the INTRACOM Group achieve success, growth, enter new markets, establish strategic partnerships, create new strategies, and develop targeted government relations. He was embedded into the Group by first working at INTRALOT, the lottery and gaming arm of the group; then INTRASOFT, which is the software/IT solutions arm; and also INTRAKAT, the construction and energy division. Specifically for INTRASOFT (recently acquired by IT conglomerate NETCOMPANY), Nikolas has held executive management positions to this day, including the role of Executive Director for their American subsidiary, which he was entrusted to establish himself in 2012. Over the past 11 years, Nikolas has managed the American operations and helped expand the company’s footprint in the United States.
In addition to his success at the INTRACOM Group, in 2015 Nikolas Onoufriadis founded his very own management and business consulting firm, Power2U Consulting, offering professional services and strategic advice to both private and public organizations. As an international business strategist, Nikolas applies his more than 15 years of executive management experience and leadership skills to help companies build strategies, expand their footprint, strengthen their market presence, manage their partners and clients, and run their operations efficiently. In that capacity, Nikolas Onoufriadis serves as a bridge between the United States and Europe. He has represented companies on both sides of the Atlantic, acted as a liaison for government officials’ visits, facilitated business and government agendas, participated in critical discussions and negotiations, and organized targeted events and fundraisers.
Nikolas studied at the University of Massachusetts, Harvard, and Suffolk University, receiving two Bachelors in Political Science and Psychology, with a concentration on International Relations, as well as two Masters in Political Science and Management with a focus on Public Affairs, Liaison Strategies, and International Relations. During his Masters, Nikolas worked at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government executive education division, where he was exposed to a wide array of programs, including but not limited to, Leadership, Negotiation Strategies, Educational and Economic Reforms, and others. Last but not least, Nikolas also worked on the Kerry/Edwards Presidential Campaign as the assistant to the campaign’s Strategic Advisor in NH. In this role, Nikolas learned how to coordinate groups of people and apply communication strategies while also honing his diplomacy skills.
An avid traveler, Nikolas spends anywhere between 40% – 65% of a calendar year on the road. A resident of Boston, Nikolas has been a mentor at different schools and Universities, including MIT, Suffolk, and BU venture accelerator programs, continuously seeking ways to inspire young people to pursue their dreams. Passionate about giving back, Nikolas stays active in philanthropy, charity, and helping people by working with them on communication practices and building meaningful relationships.
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