In 2014 a group of Atlanta businesspeople launched a summer internship program for students in between their first and second years of college. The program allows students to rotate among various types of companies, so that they could learn more about various occupations as an input into their decision about where to focus their academic studies. The program also offers an introduction to different types of professional work environments, and early networking opportunities with participating companies and students. The program rotates students through companies operating in a variety of industries including media, investment banking, private equity, advertising, accounting, technology, real estate and money management.
Panos S. Midis
Mr. Midis is the Co-Founding Partner of TMO. Mr. Midis has over 25 years of investment banking experience with particular expertise in M&A and principal investing. Prior to forming TMO, Mr. Midis served as a Managing Director with Hunter Capital Group/FinanStar, a Merchant Bank sponsored and funded by KIPCO, a multibillion dollar investment company headquartered in Kuwait. While at Hunter, he focused on M&A, private equity investments, and private capital fund raising. In addition to his investment banking role at Hunter, Mr. Midis also was responsible for the creation, growth and ultimate sale of several companies formed in partnership with Sumitomo Bank, Sumitomo Electric and Twin Sun, Inc. Before joining Hunter Capital, he was a corporate finance attorney representing both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups on general corporate matters, financings, and litigation.
Mr. Midis graduated with an economics degree from Duke University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
Joe is digital media veteran, with senior roles at IBM/Watson Media and Weather, Raycom Media, and The Weather Channel. He also launched several early stage digital media companies, including Vertical Acuity, a venture-backed content marketing platform that was sold to Outbrain, and CarScene, one of the earliest online car auctions.
Joe did his undergraduate work at Princeton and has a MBA/JD from the University of Virginia.