TBLP054 | Tony Lourakis: Community Support

Tony Lourakis is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fleet Complete, a leading global provider of IoT technology for businesses with fleets, assets and mobile workforce.

He is a Toronto native, thirty-eight years old, married and a father of a ten-year-old boy. When he is not working, Tony spend every free moment with his family. He loves to cycle, his personal sport of choice. He also works out to a little bit in the gym with a little bit of weightlifting. The three areas he spent most of his time is business, family and personal kind of fitness.

He is also involved with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation. It is an organization that purpose and mission are to preserve and promote Greek culture in Canada. Being a child of Greek immigrants, he wanted to do his part to help preserve the Greek culture in this country for his son’s and future generations.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The importance of surrounding yourself with great mentors
  • How Tony developed as a leader over the course of his 20-year journey
  • How he keeps the organization from becoming an “institution” that can dampen the “inspiration”
  • Where the great ideas come from within the organization
  • The role of his father in helping him to grow as a business leader
  • Why is it important to focus on the vision and values of the company

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

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This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP031 | Alan Fong: Path of Success is Through a Hurricane

Alan Fong is the Chief Technology Officer at Fleet Complete.  Alan brings over 20 years of experience building and developing innovative and high-growth technology companies, including technology leadership and execution to various verticals – healthcare, telecom, enterprise workload management.

With his progressive responsibilities in the software industry, Alan has helped create product value by understanding customer problems and building valued technology solutions that improve business outcomes and realizing hyper growth potentials.

Alan is also very involved in the startup ecosystem, a MARs Advisor and as an advisor and mentor to various startups, helping them focus to build for customer value and preparing them to rapidly scale. Alan holds a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How to successfully transition from key executive roles
  • The difference going from IBM to a small startup
  • What it means to work with “brilliant jerks”
  • How to apply the AWE Question to become a better listener
  • Know when to Pivot

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This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.