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The Worlds Times: Explain your background and your Company’s in detail.
About me: I am a certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst, also holding a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida (USA) with a concentration in Financial Management Development & Leadership. I have more than 20+ years of professional experience in domestic & international million euros organizations as well as in freelance consulting& project management positions, with a rich mix of finance, operations and business development.
About Profit Vision: Profit Vision provides Consulting & Outsourced Financial Services as well as Financial Planning & Performance analysis to small and mid-size businesses by implementing efficient and effective tools to assist them with start-up business plans or improve their ongoing operations. Our range of services include Financial & Operational Analysis, Business Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting, Cash Flow Planning, M&A/LBO Modeling, Business Valuations and more.We also offer a broad collection of ready-to-use financial templates covering a variety of industries (Real Estate, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Energy, Food & Beverages, Retail, Healthcare, etc.) as well as tailor-made financial modeling services adjusted to customers’ business requirements.
The Worlds Times: What are your goals?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:My goals are to continue growing the presence of Profit Vision in a competitive market by striving to provide financial modeling solutions as well as various financial services to businesses around the world.
The Worlds Times: What do you feel is the biggest strength of PROFIT VISION right now?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:The biggest strength of Profit Vision is our commitment to high quality and customer satisfaction. Our library of Financial Models offers a wide range of sophisticated but at the same time user-friendly templates at competitive prices. No matter if our customers (individuals and businesses) have no experience or are well versed in finance, accounting and the use of Microsoft Excel, Profit Vision professional financial models are the right tools to boost their business operations.
The Worlds Times: What was the path you took to get to where you are today?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:The simple answer is steps. I’m huge on goals and taking steps towardgoals. My professional journey started as a Credit Controller in a billion euros turnover company. During my career in Corporate Finance, I managedthrough hard work, continuous learning and self-trainingto climb all the steps and reach the top hierarchy of a Finance Department, leading a team of 20 people as a Finance Manager. I realized however that this was not the end of the journey since my dream was always to run my own company. So, I decided to take a new step, leave the corporate environment and start a new career as a freelance Financial & Business Consultant focusing on developing and managing various financial projects for startup companies. Looking back in time, I can now say that this was the right decision, since this new path led to the creation of my current company, Profit Vision.
The Worlds Times: Why did you start PROFIT VISION?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:The creation of Profit Vision happened unexpectedly! It was one of those moments in your life that can shape your future. When I finished my last consulting project, the COVID-19 virus was spreading and the whole world was under a lockdown. I was really struggling finding new projects and for a period of 4-5 months I had no new income. Having a newborn kid at home increased my anxiety and blurred my mind towards finding a new job.One night, I was sitting in my home office and I looked at my Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst certificate that was hanging on the wall. And then the idea came! “Can I create Financial Models and sell them on-line?”. I searched on-line and found out that there are several platforms offering this option. So, I created my first Financial Model and uploaded it on one of the platforms. One week later, I received my first sale notification. That was it! This was my new path and my goal was to turn this new opportunity into the company I always dreamed of. Profit Vision currently has a library of more than 170 ready-to-use Financial Models, has exceeded 1.000 on-line sales and serves more than thirty B2B customers with custom financial modeling services. And all this in just 2 years! I have been blessed with a wonderful wife who has always believed in me. I couldn’t have achieved these results without her love and support through all my efforts. The journey continues!
The Worlds Times: What have been the biggest challenges you’ve had to overcome during the journey of your leadership?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:Profit Vision started as a sole proprietorship, so my biggest challenge was to stand out from competition by creating unique and high-quality templates, continuously updating our library with new models covering various business sectors and offering them at affordable prices to our customers.
The Worlds Times: Give us one word that describes you the best.
Giorgos Lampropoulos:Persistent! Hard work always pays off. My favorite quote from Theodore Roosevelt: “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”
The Worlds Times: What do you value the most about PROFIT VISION?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:Profit Vision is a customer-centric company. Our goal is to understand customer’s situations, perceptions and expectations, provide a positive customer experience before and after the saleand createa culture around the customer and their needs. I believe that our commitment in delivering customer value is unique.
The Worlds Times: What are the strategies of PROFIT VISIONand how do you stand unique from your competitors?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:Offering Financial Modeling Services in a very competitive market is not easy. Customers will need a model that provides them with the necessary tools to control and forecast their financial and operating activities. As I mentioned in one of the previous questions, we aim to create templates that are sophisticated and user-friendly and offer them at a price that is affordable to the majority of our customers. Our library includes General & Industry specific templates, covering several sectors, so customers have a variety of models to choose from. Our models are also offered in different versions and prices, so customers can choose the output format of the template based on their business scenario and needs.
The Worlds Times: What are the key values which helped you to overcome the challenges in your path? Tell us something about your memorable incident in your leadership?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:Being a small company, but with significant revenue growth, it has always been a challenge to find the right people to join our team. Few people want to work for a small, startup company, since they face the uncertainty of their professional future. I had to inspire them with our vision and convince them that joining a rising startup company and being part of our journey will only be an asset for their career. I always see myself as a “Leader” and not a “Boss” and try to build long-term relationships with my team by establishing a high level of confidence and trust.
The Worlds Times: How do you see the company changing in two years, and how do you see yourself creating that change?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:Profit Vision will continue providing high quality Financial Modeling & Consulting Services. We are currently designing our own website, which hopefully will be launched till the end of the year. Our future goal is to expand our services and to include Tax & Accounting, Debt Financing, Capital Raising and On-line education courses and material. We will be looking for partners or external investors to support us with our business plan.
The Worlds Times: What benefits are your clients getting from PROFIT VISIONin this competitive world?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:High quality Financial Models& Consulting Services, unique customer service and competitive pricing.
The Worlds Times: Would you like to say anything else to our viewers?
Giorgos Lampropoulos:Looking for a Financial Model for your business? Need a tool for controlling your financial and operating activities or to get funding for a new project? Don’t reinvent the wheel! Profit Vision’sFinancial Modeling templates and custom services are the right tools to boost your business operations!
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