Peter Tassiopoulos is the President of Mississauga, Ontario-based virtualization technology solution provider Sphere 3D Inc. and has more than 20 years of experience in business development, finance, and sales management. Over the span of his career, Peter has built global distribution networks and marketing alliances in telecom, IT, software and hardware manufacturers.
Before leading operations at Sphere 3D, Peter Tassiopoulos held roles of leadership at technology organizations, with a particular focus on the healthcare IT industry.
Peter served as Chief Executive Officer of IgeaCare Systems Inc. and was one of the company’s original founders. As CEO, he was responsible for growing the business from just 4 employees to over 120, with sales growing to roughly $20 million annually under his guidance from 2003 till his departure in 2008.
Peter also held leadership roles at Biosign Technologies Inc. As Chief Operating Officer of Biosign Technologies, Peter was responsible for setting and managing the overall strategy and direction of the company and for leading strategic planning, marketing and sales, operations and R&D efforts. He led the FDA approval for Biosign’s core technology, which, after his departure, was acquired by Cloud DX and has won numerous awards as one of the world’s most advanced medical devices.
Peter led Sphere 3D from its early days as a small technology innovator at the beginning of 2013 through to its rank as one of the TSX Ventures top performers for 2013. In December 2014, Sphere completed a $70M acquisition of Overland-Tandberg and Peter stayed on as President and Vice Chairman. Sphere 3D is a technology solution provider and the developer of the multi-patented Glassware 2.0™ technology. Glassware 2.0™ makes it possible for incompatible devices and applications to run over the cloud, without sacrificing performance or security as a result. The technology allows third parties to deliver fully-featured products to any cloud connected device independent of its operating system or hardware.
Over the last 20 years working and advising both startups and mature companies, Peter has led a number of M&A transactions and helped raise in excess of $200M of capital for organizations; including early seed rounds all the way through to senior lending facilities. He has worked with, a vast number of companies in various verticals; including technology, IT, mining, and gaming.
In addition to his leadership roles, Peter has served as a speaker on technology and health-related topics. In early 2011, he was a speaker at the “Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnets of Hope….Imagining the Possible” at the United Nations, and was also a speaker and panel member at “Confronting the Diseases of Poverty to Meet the MDGs: “Digital Health and African Development”, also held by the United Nations.
In 2008, Peter served as a panel member on mobile health management at the Private Sector Partnership “Windsor Castle Dialogues” round table held at Windsor Castle in the U.K.
From 2005 to 2009, he was a member of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society “CHES”, and he also served as a delegate for the “White House Conference on Aging” in 2005.