2017 Business Awards
Park Hyatt Toronto
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Keynote speaker and award winner
Vice President, Baseball Operations, Los Angeles Dodgers
Alex Anthopoulos joined the Dodgers as Vice President, Baseball Operations on January 12, 2016.
Anthopoulos spent the past six seasons as the Blue Jays’ General Manager, culminating with a selection as Sporting News’ MLB Executive of the Year in 2015, when his trade-deadline acquisitions helped spur the Blue Jays to an AL East title and their first postseason appearance in 22 years. He joined Toronto following the 2003 season as a scouting coordinator and earned a promotion to Vice President, Baseball Operations & Assistant General Manager in 2006 before taking over as GM on Oct. 3, 2009. He began his baseball career with the Expos as a media relations intern in 2000 before transitioning to scouting for the club for the next three seasons.
A native of Montreal and fluent in English and French, Anthopoulos also speaks some Spanish and Greek, which he utilized in helping to assemble the Greek national team for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Prior to embarking on his career in baseball, Anthopoulos studied economics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Anthopoulos and his wife, Cristina, have a daughter, Julia, and a son, John.
Founder & CEO, SilverWare POS Inc.
Nick Thalassinos is the CEO and founder of SilverWare POS, a leading developer of award winning technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Since 1988, Nick’s passion and his company’s mission has been to improve the profitability of their clients by deploying the most innovative technologies and services. Trusted by thousands of restaurants, bars, private clubs, hotels, stadiums, and casinos, SilverWare POS is installed in over a dozen countries
Yiannis and Kostas Koveos
Owner and President, Schinoussa Sea Vegetables
John Koveos B.Sc, H.D has his degree in Human Nutrition from Ryerson University. He also studied homeopathy and continues to practice and formulate natural health products. His therapeutic line of Schinoussa sea vegetables are award winning super foods and improving people's health naturally. John is the Founder of Quantum Clinics and Schinoussa Super Foods. Kosta Koveos is the President of Schinoussa Super Foods and his business experience allows for growth and expansion of the products to many new channels of distribution across North America.