Entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist, Negotiations Architect, Speaker, Author of CDO Chief Daddy
Officer®-The Business of Fatherhood, and Radio Show Host. Chris Efessiou understands first hand that the dynamics of success are the same whether you are addressing a group at work, or tucking your child into bed at night. As the number of children living in single-parent households and stay-at-home parents has exponentially increased, a new generation of working parents has evolved. Through his own personal experiences, Chris Efessiou Founder and CEO of SRxA-Strategic Pharmaceutical Advisors, shares his discovery of how the skills critical to becoming a successful business leader can be seamlessly applied to parenting and personal relationship with equal efficiency.
In the last 27 years Chris has been at the heart of the strategic product introduction of more than 20 new products in the global pharmaceutical marketplace, and engineered the turnaround of several others. A partial list of his credits includes the development of the 2005-2007 professional communications and education campaigns which helped Mucinex® become the largest product in its market. In 2011 he engineered MAAX™ a hybrid marketing vehicle, which produced a net ROI of 5.2, the largest known Return on Investment in the industry.
While building his first company, he found himself raising his then 7 year old daughter as a single dad by applying his business knowledge to the business of parenting with equal dedication. Reflecting on the 17 years of his single parenting, admiring the person his daughter has become, and rejoicing in their relationship, he considers this to be his crowning achievement. His ardor has always been the art of crafting and negotiating a deal, which he now teaches as a visiting professor at the George Mason University School of Management. Planning, setting expectations and measuring results, building team unity and empowerment, fostering bilateral communication, mentoring, leading by example and being physically present and emotionally available are essential components for a prosperous business and a loving family.
Juliana Zoto, Executive Vice President
An entrepreneur since 1980, Juliana Zoto has founded, co-founded and managed four diverse, successful new businesses. Juliana’s years of creative business, public relations/marketing, networking, and social media experience have honed her natural knack for the identification and cultivation of new opportunities, which she now applies to Chris Efessiou & Team Company.
Collaborating with Chris is a thrilling synergy of Juliana’s experiences, enthusiasm for child advocacy and core belief of enhancing family life. Having raised three daughters on her own, Juliana is passionate about the importance of being a loving, positive, engaged parent. She has been deeply involved in the development of Chris Efessiou & Team, the marketing of CDO Chief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood and serving as associate producer for Chris’s radio show, Straight UP With Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood. Her goal is to empower children to fulfill their potential through leadership, mentoring, communication, accountability and teamwork.
An avid fan of the arts, travel, golf, rollerblading, and especially flying with her husband, Juliana lives with Christos in Vienna, Virginia and has four beautiful, spicy adult daughters and one adorable puppy, Zeus.
If you’d like to work with Chris Efessiou, Juliana would love to chat with you!