SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive collaborative project management expertise for interdisciplinary, innovative, cross-border projects, with a focus on developing free software; strategic understanding of all the project deliverables (business objectives, timelines costs, resources)
Exceptional success in managing complex cross-functional projects from planning trough completion in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment
Excellent multi-lingual and interpersonal communication skills. Fluent in Romanian, English and German.
7 years+ of sales account and project management experience
Hypothes.is – Outreach Strategist (Currently)
Drafted Outreach Strategy to make the Hypothes.is digital annotation technology known in the European investigative journalism space.
Crafted outreach campaigns by forging strategic partnerships and by participating at various industry conferences.
Media Foundation Sparkasse Leipzig – Collaborative Project Management Consultant (Mar–May 2015)
Carved out the overall project plan and communication strategy, for establishing the European Center for Press and Media Freedom; provided strategic recommendations regarding the construction, viability and road map of this Center.
Performed extensive stakeholder management; worked with each project partner to develop and detail their work plans, thus accelerating and aiding the process of signing the Consortium agreements with all project partners, in a timely fashion.
Provided technical and strategical recommendations regarding the website and Resource Center that will be created especially for the purpose of this project.
The Sponge Media Lab – Collaborative Project and Product Manager (Jul 2012 – ongoing)
Aiding with the development strategy and road-map for the media lab and helping with stakeholder management and involvement.
Helping with the implementation of different lab Projects; Product Manager for the Knowledge Exchange Platform, an open and integrated solution facilitating investigative journalism collaborations.
Open Knowledge Foundation – Senior Product/ Project Manager (Aug 2012 – Feb 2013)
Led on behalf of OKF the Linked Open Data project, a large-scale integrating project co-funded by the European Commission within the FP7 Information and Communication Technologies Work Program. One notable result was the re-design of the publicdata.eu governmental data portal (inclusion of social media features and rethinking the data sets formats that could be uploaded).
Yahoo! Inc, Sunnyvale, CA – Senior Project Manager (Jan 2010 –April 2012)
Facilitated tactical roll outs of key products and platforms.
Was responsible for translating and communicating the North American Search Sales team’s needs, product requirements and competitive assessments to various teams such as Engineering, Product & Marketing; coordinated efforts to implement and execute against these needs.
Worked closely with cross-functional teams of multiple business units to support the development and execution of product road-maps.
Designed best practices, highlighted opportunities, and helped creating strategies to improve the workflow of the NA Yahoo Search Sales team.
Yahoo! Inc, Sunnyvale, CA- Technical Account Manager (June 2007 – Jan 2010)
Account manager and technical expert supporting Yahoo products such as: Search Submit Pro (Yahoo Search), Yahoo Shopping, Yahoo Travel, Panama API and Sponsored Search Analytics.
Project-managed end-to-end feed build, working with content providers, feed-builders, and sales engineers.
Created product support materials and guidelines and working with the appropriate teams to implement product documentation.
Designed and maintain issue tracking, project planning, quality assurance and user training documents.
Project-managed end-to-end outsourcing initiatives to India for the entire Search Submit Pro Technical Account Management team.
Led analysis and research efforts for complex technical issues (i.e. working with editorial and relevance engineering teams to create a scalable spam fighting processes for irrelevant search results).
Provided Performance Reviews for top clients including quarterly summary of metrics (impressions, clicks, top keywords, CTR), category performance, and new product features in the pipeline.
Strategic contributions: Managed and trained the India support team which led to a reduction of support tasks for the Sunnyvale Account Management team by 30%
Yahoo! Inc, Sunnyvale, CA- Content Quality Analyst (September 2006 – June 2007)
Preserved and improved the relevance of Yahoo! Search results by evaluating the impact of new and existing Search Submit Pro content.
Conducted reviews on content using proprietary tools and visual verification to ensure compliance with content guidelines.
Created internal documentation for multiple policies and processes.
Google Inc., Mountain View, CA- Gmail Coordinator (July 2005- 2006)
Managed and responded to customer feedback and product performance.
Performed range of customer facing operations for Gmail.
Troubleshot technical problems and escalated bug reports.
Coordinated with legal team to resolve issues that require legal guidance such as death of account owner, request of information, and impersonation.
Google Inc., Mountain View, CA- Froogle Coordinator (Feb – July 2005)
Evaluated new merchants to insure compliance with policy.
Applied expertise in data feed investigation for feed content, quality, and accuracy.
Troubleshot existing merchant accounts for login information, listings accuracy, image display, encoding, and related technical problems.
Schoenherr Attorneys at law, Bucharest, Romania - Attorney at law (Sep. 2002–May 2004)
Served as Attorney at law with areas of expertise in Corporate, Real Estate, and IP Law.
1997 – 2002
Attended University of Law and International Relations “Nicolae Titulescu”, Bucharest Romania
Juris Doctor Degree at University of Law and International Relations ‘Nicolae Titulescu’
MEMBERSHIPS, CERTIFICATIONS AND HONORS
PMI Project Management Professional certificate
Stanford Advanced Project Management certificate
Member of the Romanian Bar Association since September 2002