About Expertise Finder


While working as a TV producer I struggled to find people with the right expertise to interview. My work as a journalist started with reports for CBC Radio from Moldova and Kazakhstan.

Ebrahim Ashrafizadeh

I believe in using software to solve inefficiencies. I have designed an interface for radars, written automation code for a production-line packaging device, and generated heating profiles for jet engines.

About Expertise Finder

Early history of Expertise Finder

  • Stavros Rougas was working as a TV producer struggling to find academics to interview
  • Stavros and Ebrahim Ashrafizadeh met in 2010
  • 2010 accepted into the VeloCity Garage incubator (University of Waterloo) which has jump started numerous startups
  • 2011 launched Expertise Finder network of academic experts
  • 2012 first clients for Kosmos experts directory software

Today we have over 2 million visitors per year and help clients from across North America promote their experts.

Universities and colleges redefining faculty promotion

Third party business profiles on Expertise Finder