Christos Cotsakos Joins the Graziadio Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management

Christos Cotsakos also serves on the Graziadio School of Business and Management Board of Visitors, a group of prominent business leaders who provide advice and counsel on the direction of the school and its programs.

Malibu, CA - Christos Cotsakos, Ph.D., former Chairman and CEO of E*Trade, joined the Graziadio Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in December 2010.

The Graziadio School of Business and Management, founded in 1969, is one of the nation's largest graduate business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

The mission of the Graziadio School of Business and Management is to develop values-centered leaders and advance responsible business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. Given Christos Cotsakos' distinguished career and consistent demonstration of entrepreneurial achievement, he is an excellent addition to the Graziadio Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Christos Cotsakos is the Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Pennington Ventures, LLC. He has a solid background in leadership and is considered to be one of the visionaries, architects, and entrepreneurs of e-commerce and e-finance. He also pioneered the early stages of development for personalized digital financial media. Christos Cotsakos served as Chairman and CEO as well as President and CEO of E*Trade Group, Inc., where he raised $13 million in private equity to help finance the company's start-up operations and a follow-on $1.5 billion to build out the company's infrastructure.

Through his extensive experiences in start-ups, venture capital, Fortune 1000 companies, board memberships and advisory services, Christos Cotsakos has helped companies raise over $4.0 billion in equity and debt financing. He has also provided counsel on globalization, digital media, technology, sales and marketing, financing, transaction processing, e-commerce, corporate governance, and exit strategies at critical junctures in those companies' growth cycles.

Christos Cotsakos is excited about his recent membership to the Graziadio Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and looks forward to utilizing his success as an entrepreneur to help inspire the students and fellow alumni of Pepperdine.

About Christos Cotsakos

Christos Cotsakos is an internet, technology and e-commerce pioneer and executive. He graduated with honors from the University of London with a Ph.D. in Economics. He also received an honors MBA from Pepperdine University and an honors BA in Communications from William Paterson University. In 2001, William Paterson University named its business school the Cotsakos College of Business in honor of Christos Cotsakos.

Dr. Cotsakos' outstanding career includes serving as Chairman and CEO, as well as president and chief executive officer of E*Trade Group, Inc., where he raised $13 million in private equity to help finance the company's start-up operations. Christos Cotsakos also founded Pennington Ventures, LLC and co-founded Mutasian Entertainment, LLC.

He is also among a team of inventors for Mainstream Holdings and, as such, is listed in multiple patent applications covering aspects of CoVibe Technologies' social media and social commerce technology. Christos Cotsakos is a decorated combat veteran who served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.

Other Related Sites
http://christoscotsakos.org/

For additional information, contact:
Julianne Miles
Pennington Ventures, LLC
4440 PGA Blvd., Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Tel: 561.691.0838
jmiles ( @ ) penningtonventures dot com
http://www.penningtonventures.com

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Company Name: Christos Cotsakos
Issued By: Julianne Miles
Phone: 561-691-0838
Address: 4440 PGA Blvd., Suite 600 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Zip: 33410
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by Julianne Miles (few years ago!)

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