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Aktualisiert am 20.03.2024
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Verfügbar ab: 20.03.2024
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Venture Manager
Head of New Business
Head of product
Innovation Management & Leadership
Foresight
Trends
Business Case Development
Venture Building
Investment Deal Flow Management
Project Managemen
Investor Relations
Strategy
Growth
Romanian
Muttersprache
English
C2
Spanish
A2
Czech
B2
German
A2
Slovak
Muttersprache

Einsatzorte

Einsatzorte

Basel (+200km) Zurich (+200km)
Deutschland, Schweiz, Österreich
möglich

Projekte

Projekte

1 year
2023-01 - 2023-12

Developed a venture origination strategy

Developed a venture origination strategy and internal venture-building process, focusing on the European mobility solutions sector, validating potential portfolio synergies and growth opportunities. Guided companies in the Baloise Mobility portfolio, advising on product development, market entry, and strategic partner acquisition. Coordinated trend analysis, contracting, and projects across Portfolio Operations, Finance, Legal, Communications, and other internal stakeholders. Assisted the Investment team in developing a data-driven platform to support the deal flow.
  • Enhanced venture investment and operational efficiencies with a centralized data room for the Mobility team.
  • Expanded network within the European mobility ecosystem by cultivating investor and start-up partnerships.
  • Devised mobility solution-focused defining criteria for B2B mobility ventures, investment origination strategy, and internal venture-building process that played a pivotal role in shaping Baloise Mobility's approach to the market.
  • Developed five qualified venture business cases within two months, securing significant ?50K discount on consulting contracts.
  • Added ?9.5K in annual savings through a premier deal flow platform.
  • Established presence as a mobility sector thought leader, representing Baloise at industry events and online forums.
  • Build a coalition of partners and stakeholders to collaborate toward developing new business opportunities.
Baloise Versicherung AG
Basel, Switzerland
5 years 1 month
2017-07 - 2022-07

Business and development strategy

Managing Partner
Managing Partner
Oversaw daily operations of the venture-building studio, including business and development strategy, P&L, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), accounting, finance, legal, fundraising, recruiting, and the 12-person staff, as well as 500K EUR budget in personal and public funding. Tracked cost per venture project and relationship cost-opportunity for the specialized M&A advisory services offered on the media-for-equity investment model. Analysed financial reports. Compiled business cases that included product and go-to-market strategies, pricing, and financial forecasts. Implemented commercial and legal frameworks for new ventures and the studio.
  • Introduced growth strategies for revenue and profit, providing venture development services and consulting on corporate innovation, digital transformation, and growth for entrepreneurs, university incubators, and EU IT outsourcing enterprises.
  • New businesses launched with the assistance of Grai Ventures, included Techmatch.eu (IT), Startupjobs.ro (HRTech), Offera.ro (Fintech), and Borderbridge.org (Media).
  • Experience in open innovation, collaborative venture studio model, and new business development based on collaboration with startups.
on request
Cluj Napoca, Romania
1 year 2 months
2019-08 - 2020-09

Redesign of Contact Centre

Senior Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
Spearheaded redesign of Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) Agent Workspace software solution, focusing on improved user experience and interface (UX/UI). Engaged in the design of new customer journeys, market research, competitive intelligence, and delineation of clear product requirements and functionality. Defined product roadmap aligned with perceived market needs and 8X8?s goals.
Refactored the legacy component of the CCaaS platform, enhancing Agent UX with an omnichannel customer data management dashboard with advanced analytics capabilities.
  • Headed an internal communication campaign that builds positive enterprise wide internal engagement around the project.
  • Redesigned product successfully launched, contributing to new revenue streams and client retention.
8x8 Research & Development
Cluj Napoca, Romania
9 months
2019-04 - 2019-12

Conducted due diligence

Venture Partner
Venture Partner
Recruited start-ups for enrolment in Romania?s first accelerator program. Conducted due diligence on Greentech startup applications, such as gathering information on market opportunities, business models, and management teams.
  • Cultivated a vast network of connections such as entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and other professionals and potential stakeholders.
  • Arranged more than 50 one-on-one meetings between startups and investors during tenure.
  • Authored training material and ran webinars on product roadmap design and design sprints.
on request
Cluj Napoca, Romania
1 year 9 months
2015-12 - 2017-08

Creation of next-gen

Product Development Manager
Product Development Manager
Orchestrated creation of next-gen, high-precision maps based on cutting-edge mobile and connected vehicle data collection and integration methodologies. A key contributor to Telenav's OpenStreetMap advanced mobile navigation app, enriched with real-time vehicle data. Formulated specifications that enhanced user safety and experience during navigation with user-friendly interfaces. Collaborated with the Design team to research to ensure intuitive and engaging UX.
  • Managed localization process for over ten countries, maintaining consistent software performance while adapting it to diverse cultural and market needs.
  • Designed an internal beta program and oversaw development of a data collection repository and client-facing API compatible with Android and iOS platforms and significant automotive systems.
Telenav
Cluj Napoca, Romania

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Aus- und Weiterbildung

University of Aurel Vlaicu, Arad, Romania

Master of Business Administration in Trade, Tourism, and Services


University of Aurel, Arad, Romania

Bachelor of Arts in Economics


Focus:

Minor: Trade, Tourism, and Services


Certifications

2016

  • Optimal Product Management & Product Marketing Certificate of Completion, 280 Group

Kompetenzen

Kompetenzen

Top-Skills

Venture Manager Head of New Business Head of product Innovation Management & Leadership Foresight Trends Business Case Development Venture Building Investment Deal Flow Management Project Managemen Investor Relations Strategy Growth

Aufgabenbereiche

Start-ups
Venture Investment
Investor Relations
Strategic Planning
Due Diligence
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Innovation Accelerators
Business Case Development
Data Analysis
Deal Flow
Product Development
Project Management

Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

Profile

  • Accomplished international business professional with experience in corporate innovation, corporate development, accelerators/incubators, or startups, working across cross-functional teams and influencing decision-making. A record of success in guiding new enterprises through the early stages of concept definition, business case, product design, fundraising, and market entry.
  • Highly creative and analytical, with diverse industry experience that includes Greentech, Automotive, FinTech, Telecommunications, HRTech, and Strategy, Product, and Marketing verticals, among others. Expert in managing deal flows, negotiation, risk mitigation, and fundraising. Trusted advisor to C-suites, venture investors, and entrepreneurs.


Work Experience

Place of Work: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Role: Projects Manager

Customer: Heraldist & Wondermarks


Place of Work: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Role: Founder & Managing Partner

Customer: on request


Place of Work: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Role: Global HR Transfer Management Analyst HR Shared Services

Customer: Bombardier


Place of Work: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Role: Process Coordinator

Customer: EXL Service


Place of Work: Nadlac, Romania

Role: Business Development Representative

Customer: STIN Suntech

Branchen

Branchen

  • Greentech
  • Automotive
  • FinTech
  • Telecommunications
  • HRTech
  • Strategy
  • Product
  • Marketing

Einsatzorte

Einsatzorte

Basel (+200km) Zurich (+200km)
Deutschland, Schweiz, Österreich
möglich

Projekte

Projekte

1 year
2023-01 - 2023-12

Developed a venture origination strategy

Developed a venture origination strategy and internal venture-building process, focusing on the European mobility solutions sector, validating potential portfolio synergies and growth opportunities. Guided companies in the Baloise Mobility portfolio, advising on product development, market entry, and strategic partner acquisition. Coordinated trend analysis, contracting, and projects across Portfolio Operations, Finance, Legal, Communications, and other internal stakeholders. Assisted the Investment team in developing a data-driven platform to support the deal flow.
  • Enhanced venture investment and operational efficiencies with a centralized data room for the Mobility team.
  • Expanded network within the European mobility ecosystem by cultivating investor and start-up partnerships.
  • Devised mobility solution-focused defining criteria for B2B mobility ventures, investment origination strategy, and internal venture-building process that played a pivotal role in shaping Baloise Mobility's approach to the market.
  • Developed five qualified venture business cases within two months, securing significant ?50K discount on consulting contracts.
  • Added ?9.5K in annual savings through a premier deal flow platform.
  • Established presence as a mobility sector thought leader, representing Baloise at industry events and online forums.
  • Build a coalition of partners and stakeholders to collaborate toward developing new business opportunities.
Baloise Versicherung AG
Basel, Switzerland
5 years 1 month
2017-07 - 2022-07

Business and development strategy

Managing Partner
Managing Partner
Oversaw daily operations of the venture-building studio, including business and development strategy, P&L, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), accounting, finance, legal, fundraising, recruiting, and the 12-person staff, as well as 500K EUR budget in personal and public funding. Tracked cost per venture project and relationship cost-opportunity for the specialized M&A advisory services offered on the media-for-equity investment model. Analysed financial reports. Compiled business cases that included product and go-to-market strategies, pricing, and financial forecasts. Implemented commercial and legal frameworks for new ventures and the studio.
  • Introduced growth strategies for revenue and profit, providing venture development services and consulting on corporate innovation, digital transformation, and growth for entrepreneurs, university incubators, and EU IT outsourcing enterprises.
  • New businesses launched with the assistance of Grai Ventures, included Techmatch.eu (IT), Startupjobs.ro (HRTech), Offera.ro (Fintech), and Borderbridge.org (Media).
  • Experience in open innovation, collaborative venture studio model, and new business development based on collaboration with startups.
on request
Cluj Napoca, Romania
1 year 2 months
2019-08 - 2020-09

Redesign of Contact Centre

Senior Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
Spearheaded redesign of Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) Agent Workspace software solution, focusing on improved user experience and interface (UX/UI). Engaged in the design of new customer journeys, market research, competitive intelligence, and delineation of clear product requirements and functionality. Defined product roadmap aligned with perceived market needs and 8X8?s goals.
Refactored the legacy component of the CCaaS platform, enhancing Agent UX with an omnichannel customer data management dashboard with advanced analytics capabilities.
  • Headed an internal communication campaign that builds positive enterprise wide internal engagement around the project.
  • Redesigned product successfully launched, contributing to new revenue streams and client retention.
8x8 Research & Development
Cluj Napoca, Romania
9 months
2019-04 - 2019-12

Conducted due diligence

Venture Partner
Venture Partner
Recruited start-ups for enrolment in Romania?s first accelerator program. Conducted due diligence on Greentech startup applications, such as gathering information on market opportunities, business models, and management teams.
  • Cultivated a vast network of connections such as entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and other professionals and potential stakeholders.
  • Arranged more than 50 one-on-one meetings between startups and investors during tenure.
  • Authored training material and ran webinars on product roadmap design and design sprints.
on request
Cluj Napoca, Romania
1 year 9 months
2015-12 - 2017-08

Creation of next-gen

Product Development Manager
Product Development Manager
Orchestrated creation of next-gen, high-precision maps based on cutting-edge mobile and connected vehicle data collection and integration methodologies. A key contributor to Telenav's OpenStreetMap advanced mobile navigation app, enriched with real-time vehicle data. Formulated specifications that enhanced user safety and experience during navigation with user-friendly interfaces. Collaborated with the Design team to research to ensure intuitive and engaging UX.
  • Managed localization process for over ten countries, maintaining consistent software performance while adapting it to diverse cultural and market needs.
  • Designed an internal beta program and oversaw development of a data collection repository and client-facing API compatible with Android and iOS platforms and significant automotive systems.
Telenav
Cluj Napoca, Romania

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Aus- und Weiterbildung

University of Aurel Vlaicu, Arad, Romania

Master of Business Administration in Trade, Tourism, and Services


University of Aurel, Arad, Romania

Bachelor of Arts in Economics


Focus:

Minor: Trade, Tourism, and Services


Certifications

2016

  • Optimal Product Management & Product Marketing Certificate of Completion, 280 Group

Kompetenzen

Kompetenzen

Top-Skills

Venture Manager Head of New Business Head of product Innovation Management & Leadership Foresight Trends Business Case Development Venture Building Investment Deal Flow Management Project Managemen Investor Relations Strategy Growth

Aufgabenbereiche

Start-ups
Venture Investment
Investor Relations
Strategic Planning
Due Diligence
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Innovation Accelerators
Business Case Development
Data Analysis
Deal Flow
Product Development
Project Management

Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

Profile

  • Accomplished international business professional with experience in corporate innovation, corporate development, accelerators/incubators, or startups, working across cross-functional teams and influencing decision-making. A record of success in guiding new enterprises through the early stages of concept definition, business case, product design, fundraising, and market entry.
  • Highly creative and analytical, with diverse industry experience that includes Greentech, Automotive, FinTech, Telecommunications, HRTech, and Strategy, Product, and Marketing verticals, among others. Expert in managing deal flows, negotiation, risk mitigation, and fundraising. Trusted advisor to C-suites, venture investors, and entrepreneurs.


Work Experience

Place of Work: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Role: Projects Manager

Customer: Heraldist & Wondermarks


Place of Work: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Role: Founder & Managing Partner

Customer: on request


Place of Work: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Role: Global HR Transfer Management Analyst HR Shared Services

Customer: Bombardier


Place of Work: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Role: Process Coordinator

Customer: EXL Service


Place of Work: Nadlac, Romania

Role: Business Development Representative

Customer: STIN Suntech

Branchen

Branchen

  • Greentech
  • Automotive
  • FinTech
  • Telecommunications
  • HRTech
  • Strategy
  • Product
  • Marketing

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