John was born in Melbourne to Greek migrant parents. In 1973 he returned to Greece with his parents to fulfill their dreams and spent his adolescent years in Athens where he completed his high school years.
Upon deciding to return to Melbourne in 1984, he graduated with an Honour Degree in Arts majoring in Classical Studies from the University of Melbourne, after which he pursued a career in business and marketing.
Between 1988 and 1999, John worked in the corporate sector building his career with solid foundations and expertise in vehicle fleet management, salary packaging and leasing with global companies such as Caltex, ABN AMRO (Lease Plan) and the BMW Group. This expertise was integral in his venture to form his own ‘The DPoA Group’.
During this period, he furthered his education by obtaining a Master Degree in International Business from The University of Melbourne, and also completed the Asialink ‘Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Asia Leadership Program’.
John’s generous entrepreneurial spirit and drive is infectious. The year 2019 marked 20 years leading his own business and being recognised with a Westpac’s 200 Businesses of Tomorrow Award.