Marek Mahdal

The experienced Technology Executive. Product Manager. IT analyst. Development Director. IT Consultant. Due Diligence analyst.

Resume

Professional History and key information

Facts About Me

A summary of my professional history, experience and current availability.

Status:

Open to Contract/Freelance Offers

Desired Salary:

£850 / day

Mobility:

Available for Travel

Roles:

Interim CTO/CIO, Software Product Manager, Development Manager, IT Analyst/Consultant, Advisor to the Board

Industry:

Fintech, Online Gaming, SaaS products, Blockchain/DLT (via Rockchain only)

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 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

    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 technology due diligence for projects applying for listing on the GBX; smart contract architecture, development & audit management; consulting on system architecture, IT compliance, cyber-security & data protection, development processes, technology stack and other 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

    CEO

    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

    Founder & CEO

    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 30k 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 2009 - May 2014

     

    2day

    Co-Founder

    2day.sk is a web development studio in Bratislava, Slovakia, with many prominent clients including several municipalities, restaurants, telecom operators and e-shops.

  • Oct 2001 - Dec 2006

     

    Electronic Group, Slovakia

    Developer & Team Leader

    An international e-commerce company with a branch in Bratislava Slovakia.

    I was a software developer, later team leader working on various large scale projects spanning from online payment solutions, content distribution, multi-tenant chatting systems and video streaming.

  • Sep 1999 - Oct 2001

     

    Freelance

    System Administrator and Software Engineer

    While finishing my high school studies, I was freelancing at local business requiring help with Linux server administration and small website or application development.