George Marchelos was originally born in New York City. He grew up and pursued much of his professional development there for the first 37 years of his life. He went to school for Electronic Engineering, and also received a degree in computer science as well. This has permitted him to work in high technology fields throughout the entirety if his career.
His first job was to work for Sperry Rand. Sperry Rand was a defense contracting company out of Lake Success, New York. Marchelos’ work was to get involved with the interior parts of the system, such as the fire control systems for Harpoon missiles that were being shipped to NATO. He also went on to work on the Submarine Acoustic Warfare system for Navy submarines. These are the systems that are responsible for helping submarines to detect motion in the water, as well as to identify their surroundings.
After the work for Sperry Rand was done, George Marchelos went to work in the computer industry. He worked for several different computer companies, showing an increasing value during this time. This is a demonstrable: over the course of his career, he worked for increasingly larger companies, such as WANG Laboratories, Hewlett-Packard, and Digital Equipment Corporation. To give that some perspective, these were the fourth, third, and second largest computer companies operating at the time of his being hired.
Because of his expertise, he was held accountable to a dizzying array of responsibilities. These included telecommunications consulting, mini and mainframe computer systems, 2000 lines-per-minute industrial printer support, and professional services consultation. This last in particular was executed for a wide variety of major banks such as Chase, JP Morgan, Citibank, and others.
In 1992, George Marchelos was moved to San Francisco to manage their channel partner network. This he proceeded to do for a few years before leaving the company to join a small PictureTel reselling company. The company, T-Line Services, out of San Jose, became the top reseller for PictureTel during his time there. Marchelos himself was the top performer in the company every year that he was there.
What followed was some work for Mercer Computer Systems. During this time, he also helped a small team out of New England raise over $150 million over four years to help put computers into classrooms for poor children all over the US. This was part of the Title 1 program.
He has gone on to more ambitious projects since then.