Newport Beach, CA (June 10, 2014) – Pelican Point Capital Partners, LLC, announces the appointment of Spyros Martsekis as an adviser to its board. “Spyros is a very competent individual and he has a strong professional network and reputation that will help drive Pelican’s success in Greek, Southeastern European and Turkish based opportunities,” said Ike Suri, Co-CEO and Co-Founder.

Spyros Martsekis is the founder and the Managing Partner of Ionian Capital Ltd., an independent boutique advisory firm with focus on Private Equity and Hedge Fund advisory.  Spyros has extensive business experience for almost 20 years in different industries and practices including advising numerous Private Equity firms and Hedge Funds for business opportunities in South Eastern Europe and Turkey.  Before founding Ionian Capital he was the Managing Director and head of Alvarez & Marsal’s Greek office and part of the European Growth Practice (Central/Eastern Europe & Greece/Turkey) and also founding member of the European Shipping Advisory Practice. Prior to that he held senior positions with KPMG (where he was responsible for the Corporate Finance and Private Equity Advisory Practice), Oxygen Capital, and Pantheon Airways (where he was Chairman of the BoD/CEO).

Spyros was also the Global Head for Greece/Cyprus for HSBC Private Bank (based in London and Geneva), and was a senior associate for five years with Morgan Stanley. He has a bachelor from the Athens University of Economics, and holds an MBA from Columbia University on an Onassis Foundation scholarship.

“I am very pleased to join as an adviser such a great international team. I have watched Pelican Point’s evolution and I am looking forward to supporting Pelican Point in its pursuit of compelling investment opportunities around the world and especially in the promising broader South Eastern Europe region,” said Spyros.