Ninos Youkhana is a social networking expert, entrepreneur, and IT leader with dual degrees from DePaul University in E-Commerce Technology and Information Systems. By working in startups, Fortune 500, IT contracting, and government environments, he has gained invaluable domestic and global experience in software/product/website development, business operations, marketing, social media, team leadership, project management, knowledge transfer, customer service, and client relations.
Ninos is an exceptional communicator who served as a linguist, culture/political adviser, and personal translator for the U.S. Army and U.S. Embassy. He traveled to 17+ countries and spent 5 years in Baghdad, Iraq on Top Secret Security Clearance contracts, one of which he was chosen from 20,000 candidates. In these roles, he provided translation services to 2/3/4-star Generals, Prime Ministers, and other high-ranking officials and trained them on computers. He wrote executive summaries, translated historical decisions and cabinet emergency meetings, monitored various media forms, and managed Local Nationals. His outstanding performance, leadership, and contributions earned him a Medal of Honor and NATO Certificate of Appreciation.