Meet the Principals


Managing partner and co-founder
A new generation of tech entrepreneurs is going further than any before in harnessing creativity to solve big problems. It's a privilege and quite energizing to help them succeed. That's our focus at South Point.

Steve Finikiotis is a strategy and business development specialist who’s handled projects in over 35 countries working with market-leading companies on five continents. At South Point, he focuses on enabling mid-stage ventures to grow at scale, tap new markets and raise capital.

His priorities are understanding global market trends, forging relationships with stakeholders and guiding high-potential ventures during critical phases of market adoption. Drawing on his extensive depth of experience, he works with firms in wide-ranging sectors, from financial technology and healthcare services to data analytics.

Before launching South Point, he co-founded a boutique consultancy enabling enterprise clients to develop international markets. Earlier, he was a managing director at a major global airline and an airline services advisor.

Steve brings decades-long experience advising senior levels at multinational companies as they addressed critical challenges and opportunities. Clients have included AT&T, Federated Department Stores, Adobe Systems, the International Air Transport Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Outside of South Point, Steve is passionate about mentoring fledgling entrepreneurs with products that solve important problems. He works with institutions that offer entrepreneurship education and sits on the boards of companies at both formative and later stages. He speaks French, Spanish and Greek.


Managing partner and co-founder
I've always been inspired by the magnificent potential of entrepreneurs. It gives me a great sense of purpose to build and enable the ecosystems necessary to unleash that under-tapped capacity. South Point is the ideal platform to do just that.

Nidal Qanadilo is a leader in the digital technology sphere launching and operating companies in the Middle East and North America for nearly three decades. As a managing partner at South Point, he is focused on building relationships with clients across practice areas, sectors and countries.

He’s held key positions in both private and public sectors including a post in Jordan’s ministry of ICT where he was director of investments. While there, he developed partnerships with global technology firms, and was instrumental in cultivating Jordan’s booming tech sector.

In 2013, he joined Oasis500, the Middle East’s leading seed investment company and business accelerator based in Amman, Jordan. There he applied his deep expertise in ecosystem development, entrepreneurial learning and business strategy to advance the region’s vibrant startup community.

A gifted coach, Nidal enables growth-stage founders to sharpen their business models and develop the resources and skills needed to build sustainable, high-impact companies. He has worked with over 1,200 entrepreneurs and 70 startups throughout the MENA region and beyond.

Nidal has launched successful technology businesses over the years including a leading digital content company that he co-founded three years ago. Outside of South Point, he mentors the next generation of entrepreneurs and serves on boards of regional and international companies. He received his MBA from Lancaster University, UK.