ABOUT US

History

Vertitech is a leading provider in educational management systems and a software development company specializing in vertical business applications. Using Microsoft Technologies, Vertitech offers end-to-end management solutions specifically designed and customized for any business.

Vertitech was founded by Nikolaos Nikou in June 2007. By the end of 2010, Vertitech had introduced its first school management solution. With a clientele of over 300 educational institutes in Greece alone, what began as a small business, has now grown, through innovation and partnerships, to become a major player in educational technology. Over the course of time, the company has built meaningful work and meaningful relationships.

In 2015, Vertitech received a first round of investment for its educational product “Classter” from Odyssey Venture Partners - a fund that helps emerging Greek Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies address global markets. Key to this investment was our unique performance results which are a product of our determination to meet the growing demand for end-to-end alternatives to educational management systems. In this most challenging financial environment, Odyssey Venture Partners has enabled us to continue bringing innovative, game-changing educational - Cloud technology -products to market, accelerating our partner program and the execution of our business plan. We are greatly pleased that our focus on achieving consistency and minimizing risk, especially during this economic downturn - has resulted in performance worthy of a fund which is essential to the development of a partner network and which allows us to pursue sales leads internationally.

Vertitech is now evolving its educational solution, Classter, and expanding its solutions around Cloud and mobile technologies with its main focus on covering customers' needs both locally and globally and connecting diverse individuals with the life experiences that surround them in education.

As a leading provider in management solutions, Vertitech has further implemented VertiMarble and VertiCheckIn and is today one of the few Greek software development companies that exported its software solution to the USA, UAE, Poland, Romania while is currently emerging into new markets.

Our Values

Our company’s strategic objective is to develop vertical and industry-wide (sectoral) software suitable for specific market segments, especially in the educational industry. Vertitech has committed to be an innovative solution provider for the global educational market and to become one of the world’s leading providers in integrated school management systems.

To meet our vision, it is critical for us to ensure high perceived value and deliver the best customer experience. Our customers are the heart of our business strategy and we are fully dedicated to their success.

Our values

  • Innovation: Pursue new ideas that will change the world of education.
  • Commitment: Committed to deliver value to our customers.
  • Excellence: Evolve our products based on direct customer feedback.
  • Dependable & Reliable: Offer end-to-end solutions, not only software, and provide support to our clients and their customers.
  • Agility: Provide high quality solutions at the best possible price.
  • Community: Be a positive influence to our community, inside and outside the education club.
  • Empowerment: Empower and inspire our valued internal customers: our employees.
  • Value: Provide value to our shareholders via a rapid global expansion and profitable business implementation.

The Board

Nikolaos Nikou

Board President, Founder and CEO


Mr Nikou has over 20 years of working experience in the IT sector. Before Vertitech, Mr Nikou worked in leading managerial positions for IBM Sweden and American Management Systems in UK and Norway as well as the IT Director in Lazaridis Marmor SA in Greece. In 2007 he created Vertitech and since then he has been an active global entrepreneur and technology evangelist.

Kristallis Kamarianos

Board Vice President, Classter Product Director


Krystallis holds a degree of Information Systems Management. Having an extended experience of more than 8 years in development of school management systems, has held multiple leadership positions within Vertitech, including Implementation Director and Director of Web Development Dept strengthening his knowledge of educational sector. As today’s Product Director of Classter, Krystallis is responsible for building, managing and evolving Classter's roadmap, the new innovative product mix of the company.

Spyros Trachanis

Board Member and Investment Advisor


Spyros Trachanis is a partner with Odyssey Venture Partners. With offices in Athens and Palo Alto, Odyssey invests in world class, early stage technology companies starting up in Greece. Spyros is a venture capital investment professional since 1999, working with fund managers such as NBGI and Global Finance and has invested and served on the Boards of a series of Greek technology companies. Spyros holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras and an MBA from Insead.

Kostas Papoutsis

Board Member, Advisor for Strategy and Business Development


Konstantinos is the Chief Commercial Officer of InternetQ since 2009. He holds a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering (AUTH) and an MBA (KUL/UCI - USA). During his tenure as CCO, InternetQ has grown its business robustly, both geographically by expanding into Southeast Asia and Latin America - and in terms of revenue. Prior to joining the company, he was the VP of Mobile Marketing at Velti, where he was acknowledged as an industry innovator in mobile marketing campaigns. Previous positions include senior telecommunications executive roles at industry leading brands British Telecom, Vodafone and General Motors.

Mariza Tsakalerou

Board Member, Academic Advisor


Dr. Mariza Tsakalerou is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering of Nazarbayev University. Mariza has extensive international experience as an active researcher and an effective practitioner in knowledge management and innovation. She has served as a Research Fellow with the Department of Industrial Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at George Washington University and as a Ministerial Advisor for public policy initiatives on open administration and e-governance.