Projects, contracting, consulting services, clients, and curriculum vitae (resume).

Dr Alexis Petrounias

Information Systems Engineer


Professional Information

I develop software, provide technical advice, and manage teams of engineers.

I bring value through practical experience coupled with a portfolio of commercial and open-source projects, a worldwide network of professionals in a diverse set of software-related fields, and a thorough understanding of global developments in technology and corresponding markets.

My roles have ranged from researcher to software engineer to technology entrepreneur. I have led and mentored teams of developers, as well as transitioned companies from technology capability to end product. I am a strong technical writer and presenter, capable of communicating with both engineering and business audiences.

Areas of focus are systems analysis, information architecture, software engineering, integration and testing, deployment and monitoring, project management, technical advisory, and business development.


I provide technical and business advice, and contract-based development of software products, tools and infrastructure.


Clients include large enterprises, media organizations, and startups, as well as various independent content creators, designers, artists, e-commerce retailers, scientists, doctors, dentists, legal professionals, political parties, and politicians.

Following are some of my long-term roles; a complete curriculum vitae is available upon request.

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

2008 - present
Synergy Softworks Limited, London, United Kingdom

I am co-founder of Synergy Softworks, a partnership of engineers, scientists, and analysts. Our specialties are software engineering, information architecture, systems analysis, and data science.

My role includes market research, capital raising, identity and representation, partner and client liaising, and contracting. Apart from involvement in internal projects and projects co-developed with outside partners, I offer consulting services and give talks to professional and academic audiences.

CTO and Co-Founder

2012 - 2016
modelogiq GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany

I was co-founder and CTO of modelogiq, a financial modeling services startup which supplies modeling and collaboration tools for private equity analysts and investors.

My role included systems analysis, information and software architecture, software engineering, technology strategy, hiring and mentoring, and project management.

Principal Software Architect

2011 - 2012
I. & S. Sklavenitis Supermarkets S.A., Athens, Greece

I led a team of developers responsible for creating a prototype for a large-scale electronic commerce platform for business to business, retail, marketplace, and logistics operations.

My role included systems analysis, modeling and simulation, software architecture, software engineering, technology planning and estimation, liaising with external systems providers and integrators, hiring and mentoring, technology and know-how transfer to my client’s associates and employees, and advising executive and senior management on technology.

Challenging aspects of this project were real-time operations (particularly inventory handling and product allocation), massive scalability (full supplier and purchaser integration), security (contractually binding product pricing), and bridging with multiple external systems (particularly banking, enterprise resource planning, till and point-of-sale systems, and logistics systems, including delivery and real-time time-slot allocation).

Technical Director

2009 - 2010
Piece of Cake S.A., Athens, Greece

I led a team of developers responsible for creating web services technologies and software for content delivery, portals, search engine optimization, e-commerce, and mobile content.

My role included technology strategy and planning, product development, project management and estimation, hiring and mentoring, software architecture, software engineering, technology and know-how transfer to my client’s associates and employees, and the establishment of a company-wide collaboration workflow for future software projects.

Challenging aspects of this project were deployment and versioning (particularly per-client incremental feature deployment), consistent framework design (particularly generic cache and optimization subsystems for use by plug-in modules), and third-party module development (especially application programming interface design and documentation).

Computer Science Researcher

2005 - 2008
AETHER Consortium, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Research in self-adaptive embedded technologies for pervasive computing architectures. European Commission (EC) integrated project through the Distributed Software Engineering Group, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. My research focused on concurrency and message passing, scheduling and fairness, and programming language design and virtual machine implementations.


I am a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Imperial College Alumni Association, the University of Sussex Alumni Association, and the Anatolia College Alumni Association (SAAK).