Strategy, Leadership, Digital Transformation, Process Design, Data Architectures, Product & Marketing, Telecoms, IT, multiple industries
Founder of Exponential Mindset, a Romanian start-up pioneering a new way of working for high value talent, enabling both talent and employers to maximize their value and impact (2020)
12 years of success leading digital transformation, commercial strategy, marketing and product innovation with leading telecoms service providers (Vodafone and T-Com, 2008-2020)
Business development and strategy consultant for Google (full time). First Googler dedicated to Romania, helped Google understand the Romanian market and develop their entry plan (2007-2008)
As Director of Economic Regulation with ANCOM managed the telecom liberalization in Romania, the testbed country for EU liberalization (2002-2007)
“Radu has helped us re-frame our strategy, define our competitive advantage and rethink our priorities. I can not recommend him warm enough!
Tremend Software Consulting
"His experience places Radu in the competitive edge of understanding and predicting what is coming next, a quality so necessary in our exponential times!"
SingularityU Summit Greece
2020 - present
Founder and Executive Director
Help clients in telecoms and software development refocus their strategy and transform their business.
Partner with Silicon Valley's thought leaders such as SingularityU to promote a future oriented mindset, driven by the opportunity an growth.
2018 - 2020
Chief Digital Officer
2016 - 2018
Director, Marketing Proposition
Coordinated the product and marketing proposition, CVM, and customer experience for all consumer products, Prepaid, Postpaid, and Fixed, with a P&L of ~€ 350M. Delivered best target over-achievement in years, across the entire range of financial and operational KPIs.
Accelerated digital transformation, championed a new, digital-centric vision and introduced a new agile way of working across commercial and IT, dramatically reducing release cycles and putting digital at the core of all newly released products and customer journeys.
2013 - 2016
Director of Prepaid
Radically transformed the prepaid business unit. Turned around prepaid business after years of decline, achieving unprecedented market share increase and surpassing key mobile competitor.
2010 - 2013
Director, Segment and Proposition
Increased revenues in a systemically declining market by introducing new segmented propositions, personalization, and redefining channel interactions.
2008 - 2010
Director of Voice Products
Stabilized the massive voice churn through new, proactive, customer value management while accelerating broadband/TV growth, and rural expansion
Romania Country Consultant
Helped Google design country strategy, launch first localized marketing campaigns, close key local partnerships and accelerate market penetration.
Director of Economic Regulation
Designed regulatory strategy and managed full telecom liberalization in the testbed country for EU liberalization. Achieved one of the highest market share of new operators, highest levels innovation and investments in the region.
Systemic Coaching Fundamentals Certificate, Metasysteme Coaching, Alain Cardon MCC, (2020)
Artificial Intelligence Executive Program Certificate, MIT Sloan & CSAIL (2018-2018)
Digital Marketing Leadership Program Certificate, Google, Squared Online (2016-2017)
PhD, Economics, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (2003-2010)
Executive MBA, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers Paris (2000-2002)
BBA, Industrial Production Management, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (2003-2010)
National Chess Vice-Champion, Member of the National Juniors Chess Team for 10 years (1983-1992)
“Back in February 2020, we offered Radu the CEO position in our company which has been named the fastest growing local technology company for several years now. I felt he would be the perfect fit in terms of both experience, drive, and cultural fit, to boost our growth toward the next milestone: the 100 million valuation mark. Radu chose to kick-start his business instead, but I am happy that I am still able to have him onboard occasionally, on an "exponental" contract. He has helped us re-frame our strategy, define our competitive advantage and rethink our priorities. I can not recommend him warm enough!
Founder and Managing Partner
Tremend Software Consulting
Radu was one of the key people in my team, the guy who confidently delivered big results every time, no matter how difficult the challenge in the market (and difficult it was, as we were fighting to turn around the fixed business of a crumbling incumbent facing fierce competition from both large cable providers and fast-growing mobile operators)! We were lucky we were able to snatch Radu from Google at the time, and, even though he was new to telecoms, we threw everything we had at him, immediately. On top of his P&L responsibility, Radu quickly became our go-to person for big transformation projects. At the end of my tenure, the business was transformed and to a large extent thanks to his contribution! I warmly recommend him; he will surely make a difference no matter where he goes!
Venture Partner at Match-Maker Ventures
Radu is one of the most innovative, cutting-edge, yet thorough and down-to-earth professionals I ever met. He is definitely the one to pick when starting an ambitious project. Think that he set up a unique expert regulatory team of Romanian emerging telecoms dealing with sophisticated subjects such as network access cost as early as 2002 – and he started from scratch. A visionary for sure, he possesses at the same time the great, although sometimes annoying capacity to realistically assess the weakness of every new and daring project and urge you to handle them from day zero. And this is what I find truly invaluable. Some may call this enthusiasm curbing, some may call it anticipation or proactivity – I personally find this as resourceful and rewarding as the new project idea itself, because it makes you feel confident. Through a magnificent combination of professional knowledge, talent, pioneering spirit and that unique sense of reality which is instilling you trust, he is definitely a high-class achiever, and he keeps achieving in most challenging times.