Kostas brings over 20 years of C-level executive experience to the Fund. He believes in the power of ideas and the individual's ability to make a difference. His interdisciplinary experiences in building new businesses and expanding existing ones have spanned research and development, product development, mergers and acquisitions and business development. Kostas is currently Vice President & General Manager of Applied AI at Applied Materials, where he works on accelerating AI adoption in the Cloud and Edge by bridging the gap between systems and materials. Through invention and strategic partnerships across industry and governments, he is creating new business opportunities founded in invention that aim to address some of the world's biggest challenges and opportunities.
•M.B.A. in Management and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1991-93)
•B.S. in Marketing Management from Siena College (1986-90)