Institute Fellow

Chuck Papageorgiou is a market-proven Executive Leader, Business Operator and Enterprise Technologist with over two decades of global business experience in leading organizational turnarounds, business transformation, M&A, and launching startups. Clients value Chuck for his experience, knowledge, and results-driven approach, as well as his ‘get it done’ mentality and passion for building strong teams, client relationships, and helping others succeed.

As an entrepreneur, Chuck has founded and launched multiple companies over the last twenty years, raising over $15M in startup capital. As a corporate executive and consultant, he has managed organizations ranging from five-person startups and spin-off divisions, to 10,000+ employee global operations. As a Sr. Advisor he has led or advised on global M&A and restructuring transactions worth over 9 billion dollars.

Chuck was the a co-founder and the CEO of WorldWatch Plus–an AI-driven risk management company, sold to Dun and Bradstreet. He is the a co-founder and current Managing Partner of Ideasphere Partners, LLC–an advisory firm that offers contract executive services and delivers expertise and hands-on leadership and execution support in: strategy development, operations streamlining, technology architecture and deployment, turnarounds, outsourcing, corporate alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. His clients include Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Corporations across the globe.

Chuck is a unique combination of a visionary leader and technologist with an operator mindset who can connect the dots and translate ideas into practical strategies and actionable designs and plans. His colleagues describe him as a force of nature, unafraid to roll up his sleeves, speak candidly, and make or assist in tough decisions. Chuck has a passion and commitment to high standards and expects no less from his clients and colleagues.

A lifelong servant of his community, Chuck is actively involved with the Florida entrepreneurship ecosystem as a Board Member at the Tampa Bay Wave, and the Lowth Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of Tampa, where he also served as an Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR). He is also an advisor and EIR for the Moffitt Cancer Research Center and supports a number of local initiatives that focus on the development of entrepreneurs and startup companies.

When he’s not working with clients on deals, or helping to launch the next startup, Chuck can be found spending time with his family, in his woodworking shop, or on the water chasing Florida saltwater fish.

Chuck has published the following articles on our site:

How to do Digital Transformation Wrong

How to do Digital Transformation Wrong

Many Digital Transformation initiatives go horribly wrong; enough that a LinkedIn survey found that 70% fail. Failure can be defined ... Read More