The Boss Of Chicago's Hollywood: Alex Pissios

Alexander Pissios started out in northwest Chicago, where he and his brother lived with their Greek immigrant parents and extended family, including grandparents, and aunt and uncle. Alex Pissios went on to college at Northeastern Illinois College, where he received a BA in English with hopes to become a teacher for special education. An article in Boss Magazine states his future soon changed when an opportunity arose to become president and CEO of the “Hollywood of the Midwest” at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. For the eleven years he was president, Alex Pissios grew Cinespace to house big-name productions such as The Dark Knight, Superman V Batman, Divergent, and Transformers. As well as Chicago-based hit TV shows such as Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. At the height of his career at Cinespace, Alex Pissios sold The studio for nearly 1 billion dollars to a private equity firm in 2021 to move on to become president at an investment and management firm called Alecko Capital LLC.

Throughout his career at Cinespace, and prior, Alex Pissios became widely known in the Chicago community for his charity organizations. Working within health systems and volunteering with schools. Namely, his charity, CineCares Foundation, where the youth helped participate in the entertainment industry. He went to expand his CineCare Foundation to other surrounding communities to help as many youths as possible to get off the streets. His Linked-In page says he was awarded the Distinguished Community Leadership Award in 2019 for his many philanthropist endeavors. Read more here: