Stefanos Makrymichalos was born in Athens on May 12th, 1969. He obtained a bachelor degree in International Business, and a Marketing degree from Otterbein University, Ohio. Shortly after his graduation, he moved to London where he resided for four years, and started his career in marine insurance, specializing in the risk management and claims management of mega yachts. In 2001 he got married and has son. In 2005 he co-founded one of the leading yachting companies in the East Mediterranean. Stefanos is currently living in Fort Lauderdale, USA. He is a partner, and the CEO of IYC.