President and Chief Executive Officer
Tassos Nicolaou serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for setting the company’s strategic vision, managing its operations, as well as leading Delpor’s corporate development activities. Mr. Nicolaou brings over 25 years of business experience working with life sciences companies as an executive, strategy consultant, and entrepreneur.
Prior to founding Delpor he served as the Chief Executive Officer at AlphaDetail, a rapidly growing online market research company focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. During his tenure at AlphaDetail he was responsible for setting the company’s vision, developing and executing its corporate strategy, as well as for corporate development and financial management. Under his leadership, AlphaDetail grew from an idea to an established company with over 50,000 physician members and a long list of blue chip pharmaceutical and biotech clients.
Prior to becoming an industry executive, Mr. Nicolaou spent the first half of his career as a strategy consultant. As a Senior Engagement Manager at Strategic Decisions Group (SDG), Mr. Nicolaou assisted Fortune 500 companies in strategy development and selection. While at SDG, he worked with several large pharmaceutical and biotech companies including Pfizer, Serono (now Merck Serono), and Searle (now Pfizer), and supported senior executives in pipeline portfolio evaluation, marketing optimization, partner negotiations, as well as other key strategic and operational activities. Mr. Nicolaou also led SDG’s client education practice where he structured and delivered strategy seminars to executives worldwide.
In addition to working with large public corporations, Mr. Nicolaou has held several senior management positions at venture-backed, early stage companies where he identified and negotiated key strategic partnerships. During his career as an executive and entrepreneur he has developed the value proposition for many startups and has launched (as well as assisted others to launch) several new ventures.
Mr. Nicolaou holds a BA in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master’s in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.