Nicholas K. Notias
Nicholas K. Notias serves as CEO of SteelShips LLC (www.steelships.com). SteelShips was set up in 2013 as a JV between Mr. Notias and a CT based Private Equity firm, combining his ship owning interest of handymax to panamax size drybulk tonnage and to create a platform that includes asset light investments. The SteelShips platform offers technical management to in-house tonnage and third party management. It is also a cargo provider, via its COAs, under its operating arm, Grace Trading Corp, and via its brokerage entity, Vision Chartering SA.
Prior to SteelShips, Mr. Notias served as Managing Director of Seabridge Maritime LLC & Managing Director & Founder of Grace Trading Corp., an operator in the dry bulk space, with offices in Piraeus, Greece. Prior employment history includes, Vice President, Omnimar Chartering & Shipping, Inc., managing a fleet of 22 dry bulk vessels; Partner in a Wall Street boutique law firm that specialized in securities and maritime law; and Vice President at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc, Legal Department. Degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from New York Law School. Mr. Notias is a licensed attorney in the State of New York and a Supporting Member of the LMAA.