Prokopios (Akis) Tsirigakis


Chairman of Growth Capital Acquisition Corporation

Prokopios (Akis) Tsirigakis is Chairman of Punware Inc. (Nasdaq: PHUN) and CEO of Nautilus Energy Management Corp. Has lead 3 SPAC IPOs and successfully closed 3 business combinations, Stellar Acquisition III Inc. (Nasdaq: STLR), Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: NMAR) and Star Maritime Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: SEA). Founded in 2007 and until 2011 was CEO, President and Board member of Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK). Ex Board member of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (Nasdaq: ORIG) and Dryships Inc., (Nasdaq: DRYS). Managing Director 2002-2007 of Oceanbulk Maritime. Founded in 1998 and served till 2007 as Managing Director of Combine Marine Inc., a third-party ship management company. Previously Technical Director of Konkar Shipping and Arkon Shipping.

Life-member of The Propeller Club (joined Great Lakes Chapter, 1975), President of Hellenic Technical Committee and member Hellenic Advisory Committee of RINA; Hellenic Advisory Committee of Korean Register. Competitive match-racing sailor, PPL(Heli). Master and B.Sc. Naval Architecture, University of Michigan.