Tampa FL 33607
Eleni grew up in Northern Virginia and spent part of her formative years living abroad in Athens, Greece. In college, she studied Business Marketing with an emphasis in Entrepreneurism and Global Markets. Post undergrad, she worked as a buyer for Burberry’s corporate office in Manhattan, and was later recruited to consult for a global and industry agnostic firm in Los Angeles. There she quickly built a professional network, established strong partnerships, and continued to fully immerse herself in pursuing a career in M&A, post-merger integration.
Ms. Kleoni’s focus at Benchmark International is to build relationships and help business owners understand the M&A process. She enjoys working with people, learning about their experiences, and identifying how she can best suit their needs and watch their wildest dreams become a reality.
Prior to joining Benchmark International, Eleni traveled with a world-renowned brand strategy and design experience firm. Her portfolio ranged from client partnerships within sectors including ad-tech, fin-tech, big tech, healthcare, hospitality, retail, entertainment, finance, engineering and construction. She worked with prominent companies such as Hulu, Verizon, Disney, Red Bull, Uber, CVS, and Amazon. Her exposure to a diversified client base has armed her with an aptitude for identifying key distinguishing features that are most desirable at market. After dedicating more than a decade of her professional career to consulting on the M&A buyer side, she felt inspired to shift to the seller side. Eleni found that Benchmark offers her world of opportunity by how we remain in a lane of our own, standing out from the mediocrity around us.
University of Mississippi - BS in Business Marketing
Anatolia College Of Thessaloniki - International Business
Business Development, Corporate Strategy, Market Analysis, Mergers And Acquisitions, Negotiation, Business Analysis, Strategic Planning, Emotional Intelligence, Relationship Building, SWOT Analysis, Communication, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Problem Solving, Collaboration
Eleni is a proud mom and dedicates her caring nature outside of the home by working with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, as well as with her church.