MCMP distinguishes itself through a dual management approach. The maritime team, based in Athens, Greece, with its vast experience and invaluable knowledge of the shipping industry, handles the management and operation of the vessels. The financial team, based in Frankfort, Illinois, is a fully-seasoned group that has the broad investment experience to structure the financing of target acquisitions and trade finance opportunities.
JAMES F. HAMILTON, MBA — President and Founder
Mr. Hamilton has specialized in non-traditional investment products during a career that spans over thirty years of financial trading, investing, education, analysis and marketing. He began his career with Price Waterhouse where he earned his CPA and moved on to trading listed options on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He was retained by various investment firms to create investment products which led him to the maritime sector. Mr. Hamilton earned an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
DIMITRIS TAMBAKIS, M.Sc. — Chief Shipping Officer and Founder
Mr. Tambakis has over twenty seven years of experience in all levels of ship management and finance, strategic planning and development. Prior to co-founding MCMP, Mr. Tambakis served as the Chief Financial Officer at Intertrans Shipping, Ltd. Over the course of his career he has also served as Assistant Operations Director, Shipping Finance Manager, Director of Finance and financial consultant for various shipping companies in Piraeus, Greece and in the USA. During the period from 2003 to 2009, Mr. Tambakis worked as Chief Financial Officer at Intertrans Shipping, Ltd.
MARK A. TROSSMAN – Investment Officer
Mr. Trossman has specialized in traditional real estate investment products of debt and equity during a career that spans over 35 years of commercial real estate lending, equity investments, real estate administration/management, financial analysis, joint venture supervision/oversight, and training and profit/loss responsibilities for several real estate commercial lending offices in multiple states. He began his career with Metropolitan Life in the real estate investment division and later with Mellon Mortgage and several other prominent real estate financing firms. Mr. Trossman earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.
PANAGIOTIS TAMPAKIS, DBSA — Director of Operations
Mr. Tampakis started his career in shipping during 1991- 1992 while working as assistant manager in the chartering department of Ermis Maritime Ltd. Since 1995 he has been a principal in his family’s business (Intertrans Shipping Ltd.) in the capacity of Operations Manager. Intertrans Shipping Ltd. was established in 1974 in Cyprus and has very successfully owned and operated over 100 vessels since the start of business, their focus being in the dry bulk and general cargo markets. In 2010 Mr. Tampakis joined the operations dept. of MCMP Ltd.