Stelios Zavvos – CEO
Mr. Zavvos is the Founder and CEO of Zeus Group with over 30 years of corporate and real estate experience in Europe and the USA. He was the Founder and CEO of Continental American Capital, an investment group which focused on real estate investment and financing in the USA. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of publicly listed Eurosite and was formerly a Member of the Board of Directors of the NASDAQ listed Star Bulk Carriers Corp, serving on the Board’s Audit Committee. He previously held positions in blue-chip companies, such as Citibank, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Zavvos is also active in the civil society as the Chairman of the Board of SolidarityNow Foundation which supports immigrants and society groups that are the hardest hit by the economic crisis in Greece. He is also the Founder and President of the Harvard Business School Club of Greece, one of the leading fora in Southeastern Europe which addresses the economic, geopolitical and social issues; in addition, he is a Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a Member of the International Crisis Group’s International Advisory Council. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a MSc in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic University of Athens.
Efthimios Vidalis – Principal
Mr. Vidalis is the Co-Founder of Zeus.
Mandated by the Greek Prime Minister in August 2012 to negotiate and lead the reset of the stalled motorways project of Greece, he successfully completed the restructuring, including Contract Execution, Parliamentary Ratification, EU approvals and financial close of all four motorway concessions in December 2013. This reset immediately enabled an 8bil.€ investment and had a critical importance on the Greek economy, with the creation of 20.000 jobs and 1.2% cumulative impact on Greece’s GDP. Mr. Vidalis was the CEO of S&B Industrial Minerals S.A from 2001 until 2011 and COO from 1998 to 2001 and was on the Board of Directors of the company for 15 years. He held several leadership positions for almost 20 years at Owens Corning, including Vice President of the European Reinforcement business in Brussels (1986-1993) and President of the Global Composites business in the US (1994). In 1996, he became President of the Insulation business of OC. He is a Member of the Boards of Alpha Bank, TITAN S.A., and Future Pipe Industries based in Dubai. He was an advisor to the Management and board member of RAYCAP S.A. from 2001 to 2016 and Chairman of the Board of the engineering company ENOIA BV from 2011 to June 2013. Mr. Vidalis served on the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises from 2006 to 2016 (Vice Chairman & Secretary General) and was the founder and Chairman of the Business Council for Sustainable Development of the Federation from 2008 to 2016. He graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Government and earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Ed Rotter – Principal
Mr. Rotter is a Principal of Zeus US Realty Services and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zeus Capital Partners. He has over 30 years of investment experience, acquiring over $5 billion in real estate while serving as Managing Director and Partner for ING Clarion and prior firms including Jones Lang LaSalle and Baring Advisors. He is an active member of the Real Estate Board of NY and the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Rotter graduated from Yale College with a BA in political Science and obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Monte Stubbs – Principal
Mr. Stubbs is a Principal of Zeus US Realty Services. He has over 30 years of real estate investing experience as founder of Pembroke Capital, specializing in distressed asset investments and as Director of Real Estate at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and Dean Witter Realty. Some of his previous projects include AirPark, a 1,000,000 square foot flex development north of the Tampa airport, The Meridian, conversion of the long shuttered Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital to residential condominiums, and the redevelopment of the Albuquerque Home Base store which was acquired in bankruptcy. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Stubbs is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of Virginia.