Hi, my name is Apolinaras Sinkevicius, but most call me “Apollo”. Some may find my name challenging to pronounce, I don’t blame you. But if you do put in the effort, I consider that a great sign of respect. So to help you, here is the best way to say it: Apolin-AA-RR-as Sink-EE-v-i-CH-OO-s.
I live in the Boston, MA area and I am absolutely blessed to be married to Kerstin, who is a gifted scientist, currently at Harvard working on her post-doc and looking for a cure for cancer (yes, I married up). I also call her my business partner and investor, because I love the input she has when I need to solve extremely difficult challenges. She supports me in every venture and puts up with grueling schedule of a startup operations executive, but also calls me on my BS every time she smells it. She balances me out, reminds me what really matters, and always keeps me on my toes. And not to be forgotten, she is also my proofreader and toughest critic when it comes to articles in this blog.
I also recently became a new father. My beautiful baby girl Greta has just joined mom as my biggest suporters and reasons why I work so hard every day. Somewhere deep inside of my mind I knew all those years and my endless efforts to get more women into entrepreneurship, technology, and sciences might be useful some day. I hope I get to improve the world for her as much as my parents did for me.
I am a managing director and COO of One Mighty Roar – digital and experiential product development company. Our franchise includes digital + physical interaction platform Robin, RFID/NFC sensor development, mobile/web/digital out of home development agency, and a network of high traffic digital properties like YouRather.com, BuildInternet.com, and others..
Instead of listing out all my wins, I figured I would give you a little taste with the inforgraphic below. If you’d like more details about my past ventures, please feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile.
Although I’m passionate about operations, I do have a life outside business. I am an avid car enthusiast. You can find me at many auto events and competing in autocross with PCA, SCCA, BMWCCA, and other car clubs (Strict Stock 8 and Super Stock class, for those of you who know what it is).