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Our Team

Thomas Prodromou

Thomas Prodromou

General Manager

FLASH AGENCY was founded in 2010 and was initially located in Thessaloniki, Greece. The main objective of the FLASH AGENCY is to provide quality services to its clients whether they are clubs, players or coaches.

The FLASH AGENCY is run by Mr Thomas Prodromou, a FIBA registered Agent # 2009021744 and Greek Federation Agent # 201031.

Before shifting to the field of representing players, Mr. Prodromou had spent several years coaching at various levels in Greece: from a director of the PAOK Basketball Academy to a head coach for Under 16 teams and finally to an assistant at the men’s pro level with a specialization in scouting. His extensive coaching experience is a definite asset enabling him as an agent to more accurately assess and effectively meet the needs of his clients. Mr. Thomas Prodromou spent also 4 years serving as the person in charge of the operation of the Greek Coaches Association department in Thessaloniki. Through this capacity he developed a broad network of direct relationships with top American and European coaches. Mr. Thomas Prodromou holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He speaks Greek, German, Spanish and English.

FLASH AGENCY office has been moved since 2014 in Middleton, Ireland.

Mr Giannis Damianidis

Mr Giannis Damianidis

Director of Operations

He is part of Flash Agency since September 2018 and responsible for the operations of the agency.

He is a holder of bachelor degree in marketing and market research from ICBS. Before getting involved with sports he worked for 22 years in the construction of public works.

He is bringing a long experience on sports management as he worked as General Manager from 2000-2012 he worked for ARIS Thessalonikis B.C., from 2016-2017 for Doxa Lefkadas B.C. and from 2017-2018 for AEL B.C. During his presence as General Manager of Aris Thessalonikis the team won the FIBA Europe Cup, one Greek Cup and participated in Euroleague.

Mr Damianidis speaks Greek, French and English.

Jelena Nikpaljevic

Jelena Nikpaljevic

 Basketball Agent - Recruiter

Jelena a native Montenegrin is an ex professional basketball player that has been represented from Flash Agency for several years. Since December 2022 she is working as agent/recruiterJelena has a long experience playing professional basketball, as besides her home country Montenegro she played in Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Luxembourg, Portugal, Germany, Iran and Egypt. Moreover, Jelena was member of several Montenegrin youth national teams.  She graduated on UGD in Montenegro and has a degree in Sports Management. 

Viktoria Pankova

Viktoria Pankova

Basketball Agent

Viktoria Pankova is member of our team since January 2021. Viktoria is born in Belarus and is an ex-professional basketball player that has been represented from Flash Agency for several years. She played basketball professional in Belarus for 6 years, where she won two times the Belarussian Championship and also the Baltic League Championship. Moreover she played 4 years in Portugal for different clubs. Viktoria has two degrees,  manager in tourism and basketball coach. She is speaking Russian, English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Athanasios Petrakis

Athanasios Petrakis

Dietician - Nutritionist

Mr Athanasios Petrakis joined the team of Flash Agency in December 2015 and is taking care of our clients for nutrition advices and programs. His long experience on the field and his knowledge of the needs of athletes and especially basketball players are very efficient and helpful for our players. He has been a basketball player in the past and has cooperating with several athletes. He is a member Member of the Nutrition Society in England N.S. He speaks English and Greek.

Our Partners

  • Stephanie Stanley

    Stephanie Stanley

    US Partner

    Starting with mid 2017,our agency concluded a agreement with Stephanie Stanley, Merit Sports www.meritsports.com as our US Partner. In 1997, Stephanie began hosting an Annual Free Agent Camp with the sole purpose of providing a venue for professional caliber players to showcase their skills.

    The camp is well attended by WNBA personnel and the attendance of overseas scouts has increased each year. In addition to the camp, Stephanie attends various tournaments throughout the United States with New York Primetime to ensure that her clients gain maximum exposure.

    The New York Primetime Women’s Basketball team has experienced great success since its inception in 1986. They have won several championships at NYC’s West 4th Street league and have dominated at the Pro-Am National Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The roster is comprised of players with professional experience as well as recent college graduates. To date, several of our clients have made it into the WNBA or have secured overseas contracts as a direct result of the exposure gained by playing with Primetime or by participating in our free agent camp. 

    Stephanie was one of the first agents certified by the NBPA in 1999, who were dedicated to female players.

    When the WNBA formed their players union, Stephanie was among the first to be WNBPA certified in 2000 and is currently a member in good standing.

    Stephanie is also FIBA licensed and has been FIBA Certified since 2007.


  • Rizep Benghuzzi

    Rizep Benghuzzi

    Africa & Middle East

    Rizep Benghuzzi is our partner for Africa and Middle East since 2018. He has been studying in Portsmouth college for sport science.

    He has grow up and study at Greece, where he worked also as team manager for Esperides Glyfada.

    He has Libyan nationality and Studied Sport Science and Management. Worked at the Libyan and Greek tv!

    Now he manages the media office of Mr. Hassan Tatanki, Libyan poltiican and most famous business man in Libya!

    He is maried with two children and speaks Greek-Arabic and English.