Dr. Vasilios Theoharakis

Director of MBA Programmes/Reader in Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Room: D039.a
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 3605
Email: v.theoharakis@sheffield.ac.uk


Vasilis has spent several years in Silicon Valley at senior level marketing positions with high-tech startups and companies such as 3Com. He started his career as a research engineer with an expertise in optoelectronics at IBM’s prestigious T.J. Watson Research Center where he won the Research Division’s Award. He was chairman and board member of the European Business Plan of the Year Competition (EBPYC) Foundation.

He holds a B.Eng. (honours) from the State University of New York at StonyBrook, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. (with distinction) from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Strategic Management from the University of Warwick.

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Marketing
  • New Product Development

Areas of Research Supervision

Entrepreneurial growth and flexibility

Professional Activities, Recognition and Other Information

Member of the management team of the PJ Tech Catalyst fund, a venture capital fund that invests in seed stage start-up companies.

Advisor at Aquanetix LTD, a UK company that develops cloud based SaaS applications for the aquaculture industry