Constantinos (Dean) Pagonis is currently an MBA student at the UCLA Anderson school of Business where he is studying Entrepreneurship and Finance. Prior to joining UCLA, he was a Senior Analyst for Fort Point Capital Partners an asset management firm in San Francisco that is focused on developing best in category strategies for ultra high net worth clients. Constantinos performed client operations, conducted due diligence on prospective investments, and oversaw the company's securities lending operations. He was also a partner and Vice President in Solution 4 Growth, a start up that helped small businesses obtain funding. Constantnos worked for several years as a consultant for a shipping firm, wherein he advised the firm on their equity investment strategy in the energy and shipping sector. Constantinos started his career with the Abraxas corporation where he worked as an analyst within the Global Analytics Team. At Abraxas, Constantinos worked in a team that used new technologies to better predict future outcomes for the defense community. In addition, Constantinos conducted due diligence on several mergers for hedge fund and private equity clients. Constantinos attended American University in Washington DC where he majored in International Studies. He received Magna Cum Laude honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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