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Executive Officers

The following sets forth our executive officers. Their biographies can be found below.

Valentios (“Eddie”) Valentis, 51, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Henry P. Williams, 62, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Konstantinos Lytras, 52, Chief Operating Officer
Antonios C. Backos, 48, Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary

Valentios (“Eddie”) Valentis , , , , Chairman, CEO

Valentios (“Eddie”) Valentis, a Class I director, has over 25 years of shipping industry experience, including owning, operating and managing tankers. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board of directors since inception. In 2007, Mr. Valentis founded and is the President of Pyxis Maritime Corp. (“Maritime”). In 2001, Mr. Valentis was appointed Managing Director of Konkar Shipping Agencies S.A., a drybulk operator based in Greece, which is a position he continues to hold. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Valentis was the Commercial Manager for Loucas G. Matsas Salvage & Towage. From 1996 through 1998, Mr. Valentis worked as a dry cargo chartering broker for N. Cotzias Shipping. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Valentis was involved in the operation of his family’s drybulk vessels. Mr. Valentis has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Mr. Valentis serves as a council member of the Independent Tanker Owners Association (INTERTANKO) and a member of the Greek Committee of NKK Classification Society. Mr. Valentis also holds a Captain’s (Class C) diploma from the Aspropyrgos Naval Academy in Greece.

Henry P. Williams , , , , Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Henry P. Williams was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on August 5, 2015. Mr. Williams has 35+ years of commercial, investment and merchant banking experience. Since February 2015, he served as a financial consultant to, and since October 2015 has been employed by, Maritime and its affiliates. From March 2014 to January 2015, Mr. Williams was Managing Director, Head of Maritime, Energy Services & Infrastructure (U.S.) investment banking for Canaccord Genuity Inc. From August 2012 to February 2014, Mr. Williams was a Senior Advisor to North Sea Securities LLC, a boutique advisory firm in New York. From November 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Williams was Managing Director, Global Sector Head, Shipping of Nordea Markets in Oslo, Norway and Head of its U.S. Investment Banking division in New York. From 1992 until 2010, Mr. Williams was employed by Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., lastly as Managing Director, Head of Energy & Transportation of its investment banking division. Mr. Williams has an MBA in Finance from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Rollins College.

Konstantinos Lytras , , , , Chief Operating Officer

Konstantinos Lytras has over 24 years of shipping industry experience and has served as our Chief Operating Officer since inception. Mr. Lytras has also served as Maritime’s Financial Director since September 2008. Prior to joining Maritime, from 2007 through 2008, Mr. Lytras served as Managing Director and Co-Founder of Navbulk Shipping S.A., a start-up dry bulk company. From 2002 through 2007, Mr. Lytras worked as Financial Director of Neptune Lines Shipping and Managing Enterprises S.A. Mr. Lytras served as Financial Controller of Dioryx Maritime Corp. and Liquimar Tankers Management Inc. from 1996 through 2002. Mr Lytras worked as a Financial Assistant from 1992 to 1995 at Inchcape Shipping Services. Mr. Lytras earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Technological Institute of Piraeus and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Athens.

Antonios C. Backos , , , , SVP for Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary

Antonios C. Backos has over 18 years of strategic corporate shipping transaction experience and has served as our Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary of Pyxis since inception. Since October 2012, Mr. Backos has also been the Executive Director of AB Management LLC, a private consulting firm providing transactional advisory services to international ultra high net worth families and their affiliates primarily in the shipping, energy, and natural resources sectors. He has served as a consultant to our affiliates since June 2013 and commencing April 2016 is employed by Maritime and its affiliates. Mr. Backos was a partner focusing on capital markets, private equity, mergers & acquisitions and other corporate cross-border transactions at the international law firms of Watson, Farley & Williams LLP from 2008 to 2012, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from 2006 to 2008 and Healy & Baillie LLP from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Backos commenced his corporate legal career in 1997 and worked until 2005 at the New York and London offices of international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Backos has a B.S. (Wharton School of Business) and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and graduate degrees from the London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.). Mr. Backos is a member of the New York Bar, the Connecticut Maritime Association and the Maritime Law Association of the United States.
NASDAQ PXS 0.90 +0.05 +5.88%
Volume: 244,366 September 21, 2018