During the Hellenistic period the title given to the leader of the army was Stratigos; the etymological root of 'strategy'. In the 13th Century, three brothers in Constantinople - all highly respected generals - began using the title as their surname.

My mum, Susan Stratigos - a direct descendant of one of those Byzantine generals - was a feminist and women’s health policy expert. She used the evidence at hand to inform policy development and then rigorously measured what happened to adapt future  policy based on the results. It's her example that guides the mission and values of Strat!gos.


Peter Vanderwal


Innovative Finance