Co-founder, CEO, & Marketing Consultant
Education & Background:
I am Albanian by birth and a proud American, but most of all I am a citizen of the world. I have BA in History & International Relations from the American College of Greece – Athens, Greece. I also studied History at the graduate level at SUNY Albany where I realized that academia was not for me. Instead I opened my own business in 2010 and the rest is history.
What is your role at Shero?
I am the co-founder and CEO of Shero. My jobs are to establish goals, manage the vision and direction of the company, assemble the teams that work on the projects, and manage strategic partnerships between Shero’s partners, vendors and clients.
What do you most enjoy doing at Shero?
My favorite things to do at Shero are managing our client’s and our own SEO (Search Engine Optimization) where I firmly believe in Inbound Marketing. I am dedicated to making our Magento blog an important resource for Magento store owners and retailers researching Magento’s capabilities.
What do you do when you're not working?
I’m a prolific gardener, beekeeper, and hunter. I enjoy making wine from grapes grown in our vineyard in Tivoli, NY. My family’s wire-haired dachshunds are blood tracking dogs, and I frequently work with them in the fields and woods. My daughter, my wife Beth and I love spending time outdoors together, especially in our homestead/farm. I study history, enjoy writing, cooking, and I love driving my old, 5-speed Land Rover.
My favorite pets are dogs, and I enjoy hunting with our 3 dachshunds: Mae, Bella, and Achilles.
What are you reading, watching or listening to right now?
I’m a big Classic Rock & Heavy Metal fan. Some of my favorite bands are Uriah Heep, Dream Theater, Motorhead and Megadeth. I also have a big library, and like to read historical books; especially books on World War I in the Balkans.
Where do you most like to travel?
My favorite place to travel is Corfu in Greece.