Marek Mahdal

Senior Digital Innovation Leader. Start-up Director. Digital Product Specialist.

Resume

Senior Digital Start-up Leader and Digital Product Development Specialist, expert in designing, developing and launching innovative digital applications for technologically ambitious SMEs to drive growth. Key strengths include: leveraging extensive hands-on product launch and technical experience to formulate bespoke digital product strategies based on a clear value proposition and consumer fit; producing product feature specifications, technical design documents and development roadmaps to align product development across all stakeholders; creating digital product business plans and fundraising materials to attract further investment; and managing the end-to-end software development life-cycle utilising agile and continuous delivery methodologies to achieve constant adaptability.

Key Skills

 

Digital Product Leadership

 

Software Development Management

 

Start-up Executive Leadership

 

Board Advisory / Governance

 

Stakeholder Management

 

SaaS Product Strategy

 

ICT Risk Management

 

Digital Product Design & Development

 

IT Compliance / Due Diligence

 

Full P&L Responsibility

 

Digital Innovation

 

Coaching / Mentoring

 

System Architecture Advisory

 

Go-to-market Strategy

Personal qualities

Critical Thinker

I believe in applying objective analysis, planning, sound judgment and critical evaluation of the available options while working on projects.

Confident presenter

With public speaking experience, I can confidently present technology products and solutions in front of various types of audiences.

Risk Aware

Protection of consumer information and business data has become a focus of companies and regulators alike. I aim to identify risks and improve the general risk profile of projects I work on.

Multipurpose

I have experience in different product & technology related roles such as: product design, development management, risk management, executive strategy, operations, analysis and startup leadership roles with P&L responsibilities.

Professional Timeline

Key career milestones
  • Jun 2017 - present

     

    Rockchain Ltd, Gibraltar

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Rockchain is a consulting firm with the focus on the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), an Approved Sponsor Firm of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) and a developer of proof of concepts and products utilising recent innovations in information technology.

    I'm responsible for technical due diligence for projects applying for listing on the GBX; smart contract development & audit management; consulting on product strategy, system architecture, IT compliance, cyber-security & data protection, technology stack and other Product/IT aspects as required by our clients.

    I further oversee the design & development of internal Rockchain products and proofs of concepts, such as Rockproof, Tokenized Securities solutions and maintenance of the Information and Communication Technology Policy Templates.

  • Jun 2018 - present

     

    RHT Rockchain, Singapore

    Partner

    RHT Rockchain is a joint venture of Rockchain and Asia leading law firm focusing on FinTech innovations, particularly in the blockchain space - RHT Taylor Wessing, and their affiliated companies in the areas of Corporate Finance, Compliance Solutions, Company Management and Corporate Communications.

    My role covers technology due diligence, research, critical analysis and bespoke consulting, as and when required by our joint clients and partners.

  • Sep 2016 - Jun 2017

     

    University of Oxford

    Advanced Diploma in IT Systems Analysis and Design & Blockchain Strategy Programme

    Participated in and successfully completed the courses at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

  • Jun 2013 - Dec 2016

     

    Kootac, Malta

    Managing Director

    Kootac is a UK regulated online gambling startup, focused on secondary lottery betting, operating several B2C brands, as well as a B2B platform.

    With full P&L responsibility I've managed the company from the inception up to becoming a profitable, multi-million dollar revenue business.

    I've hired and managed the operational teams, designed products, managed software development, go to market strategy, regulatory compliance, sales and marketing strategy.

  • May 2010 - May 2013

     

    Superfaktura

    Managing Director & Co-Founder

    Superfaktura is a Cloud based SaaS (Software as a Service) bookkeeping application for Small to Medium businesses (SMEs) operating in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria.

    Under my management, the application became the dominant SaaS product in the country, servicing over 50k businesses. I was responsible for initial product design & development, team composition and business development.

  • Apr 2007 - Jan 2011

     

    Hudba.sk, Slovakia

    Founder & CEO

    Hudba.sk is an online music portal, distributing news from both national and international music scene, distributes tickets to music events and publishes independent authors.

    After Hudba.sk became one of the most popular music websites in the country, it was acquired by Zoznam.sk (major online company in Slovakia, subsidiary of Slovak Telecom) and incorporated into their content portal.

  • Oct 2001 - Dec 2006

     

    Electronic Group, Slovakia

    Developer & Team Leader