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I am a product manager and developer, hacker, online business consultant, and senior programmer based in Central London, United Kingdom.

Active in the online marketing and development business for more than 15 years, I have worn many hats. From interface designer, to developer or project manager, I learned how to best leverage technology to efficiently solve customers problems. Working on many custom development projects, I have acquired considerable experience in working with open-source content management systems and software. I have done lots of integration and templating for CMS and other web applications, and often provided consulting and advice on solutions and technology feasibility.

I currently operate my own business on www.bobcatlab.co.uk and regularly contract digital studios, advertising agencies and other businesses. Twelve years as a freelance business consultant taught me to trust my instincts and be confident in my decision-making. I am reliable, accurate and professional - proud to be a creative thinker with a technical mind.

 

Technical Skills

Applications Development

Using both MEAN and LAMP archetypal models of web service solution stacks depending on the requirements and RubyMotion for mobile app interfaces.

Programming: PHP/MySQL, Javascript, Python, MongoDB
Frameworks/libraries: CodeIgniter, Laravel, Twisted, NodeJS, AngularJS, MeanJS
IDE Software: PhpStorm, PyCharm, WebStorm, Komodo, TextPad ...

User Interface Design

Site maps, wire frames, style guides, designing and prototyping of user interfaces and interactive application design while focusing on usability, clearness and intuitiveness. 

Software: Mind maps, flow charts and sitemaps (Gliffy, MindNode, Wireframes and prototypes: Draw.io, A/B testing (Optimizely), Design (Fireworks, Photoshop, Flash) ...

Project management

Adept of Agile & Lean principles, experience in creation, design, planning and development of PHP/Python/JS applications, flash applications and marketing campaigns.
Software: PivotalTrackerMantisBT, ActiveCollab, Basecamp, Jira

Online Marketing

Organic SEO expert in white hat techniques.
Marketing campaign: research, management, monitoring, optimization
Software: Google Adwords, Adsense, Analytics, Wordtracker, IBP, Mint Analytics

 

Key Skills

Sense-making.

The ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

Social intelligence.

The ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

Novel and adaptive thinking.

Proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

Cross-cultural competency.

The ability to operate in different cultural settings

Computational thinking.

The ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

New-media literacy.

The ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

Transdisciplinarity.

Literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

Design mind-set.

Ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

Cognitive load management.

The ability to discriminate and filter information for importance and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

Virtual collaboration.

The ability to work productively, drive engagement and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team

 

Experience

Project Manager & Senior Developer @ Flubit Limited

June 11 – present
Flubit start-up is a new social demand-driven marketplace.
Responsibilities: As a senior developer and project manager I have contributed to the site launching in August 2011, imagine, innovate, design and develop new features for the system, using PHP and JavaScript and extended APIs integration.

Product Manager and Business Advisor @ Bobcat Lab. Limited

Aug 12 – present 
A group of specialists from UK and Romania with more than 6-years average experience in digital development and advertising 
Responsibilities: Web producer, consultant, and web apps developer

Freelancer @ Webstrateg

May 03 – present
New media agency
Responsibilities: As associate, I am the administrator, also managing projects, dealing with or managing customers. Significant involvement & experience at all stages of the project's development, including requirements gathering, specification, design, architecture, testing, documentation, training, and maintenance. As a project manager I am able to utilize the talents of my team to come up with accurate estimates and I finish most of my projects on-schedule and on-budget, using techniques such as Agile Management, frameworks and open source technologies.

Project manager/Executive manager @ Everis Consulting

Feb 06 – Jul 07
New media agency
Responsibilities: As executive manager, I have started this company, created and coordinated Web Development and Customer Service departments, organised the sales department, the launch and promotion for our software services and products. I have employed a team of web developers (interviewing, testing and organizing the team), helped more than 20 online start-up businesses in less then a year - created corporate identity and clients portfolio, all with a minimal budget.

Project Manager / Internet Business Consultant @ SportX Romania

Ian 05 – Feb 06
Advertising and development for online Casino and Gaming Industry
Responsibilities: Project manager and Internet business consultant for SportX Romania (including Generius, Adratech and X18Games). Managed the online and print media campaign for Victor Chandler casino website www.vcpariu.com. Helped identify target audiences, update & prepare presentations and marketing collaterals, build and design several web application interfaces.

Graphic and UI Designer / Web Developer @ Metawings International

Nov 01 – Mar 03
Software development for health industry
Responsibilities: Primary – graphic and user interface design, PHP development for web based Medical Decision Support System interface. Designed, modified and tested web client application interface for multiple web projects. Secondary: administration and PR.

Sales Executive @ Galaxy Telecommunications

Sept 00 – Oct 01
Telecommunications Industry
Responsibilities: Generating leads, networking and referrals. Preparation of proposals / correspondence and contracts, organising customer meetings, building and establishing relationships to convert new leads to active businesses, equipment installations / provisioning. Anticipating future client requirements and making appropriate recommendations. Suggested new products and markets that increased earnings. Solved problems regarding the usage of VOIP service. Trained staff in setting and using of VOIP equipment. Performed market analysis. Delivered sales presentations. Negotiated contracts and fees.

Education

Oct 95 – Sept 99
Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania
Main subjects: Management, Information Technology

Sept 91 -Sept 94
Tudor Vladimirescu High School, Bucharest, Romania
Advanced Level: Mathematics & Physics, Information Technology