Who I Am

Eric Salbert

Looking for an Interim (Freelance) Product Manager?

» I maximize business value via efficient management of cross-functional teams, data based decision making, strong & open communication towards stakeholders. Furthermore I am experienced in agile product management and business development in fast-paced and dynamic environments. You are looking for an experienced Freelance Product Manager / Product Owner in Berlin? Let's get in touch!

» I am a partner of the Nearshore Software Agency OSTD Labs located in Russia which offers services with more than 15 years experience in Java development. We stick to lean startup principles by delivering the first version after 14 days. Read further (German) or contact me for more information.

Birthdate : 13/08/1981
LinkedIn : Eric Salbert
Xing : Eric Salbert
Email : hello[at]ericsalbert.de
Blog : www.preneur.de
Address : 12059, Berlin.

  • Product Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Nearshoring Partner

Employment

  • 01
    Interim Product Manager / Product Owner

    Freelance

    » Product Owner as part of a SCRUM team which creates a checkout process and a backoffice tool to order and confirm (QES-based) signature cards to be used within the judiciary.
    (Westernacher Solutions AG | since 07/2017)

    » Integrate digital options to prove identity and credit worthiness for further bank loans.
    (smava GmbH | 08-09/2017)

    since 2017

  • 02
    Head of Product Innovations

    smava GmbH

    » Revolutionizing the way in which people take loans through full digitization of the loan origination process
    » Introducing new features to digitally prove identity and credit worthiness
    » Managing project-based internal and external cross-functional teams consisting of developers, QA engineers, designers and product managers
    » Building sustainable relations to financial institutions and high-tech suppliers including negotiation of contracts

    2016-2017

  • 03
    Senior Product Manager

    smava GmbH

    » Product owner of the personal credit score service Score Kompass
    » Managed an agile scrum team of 4 members (3 developers, 1 project manager) located in Russia
    » Coordinated agencies and built relationships with high-tech suppliers

    2015-2016

  • 04
    Co-Founder

    Lingoschools GmbH

    Lingoschools is an online market place for language schools worldwide.
    Excerpt of projects:
    » Led the internationalization in different target markets
    » Managed a team of 3 developers and 4 translators
    » Raised 150.000 EUR through Crowdinvesting
    » Conducted a first round financing
    » Initially created and developed the platform
    » SEO on-page & off-page

    2010-2015

  • 05
    Freelancer

    Conducted several projects in different roles as Project Manager, Software Developer and Online Marketer

    2011-2013

  • 06
    IT-Consultant

    Avanade Deutschland GmbH

    Analyst at an IT consultancy - tasks included software development, testing and conceptional work

    2008-2009

  • 07
    Software Developer and SEO

    Webeffekt AG

    2007-2008

Education

  • 01
    FernUni Hagen

    Hagen

    Certification Project Management

    2014

  • 02
    Ruhr-University Bochum

    Bochum

    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Applied Computer Science

    2003-2007

  • 03
    Ewha Womans University

    Seoul

    Study abroad

    2007

Awards

  • 01
    Annual Business Plan Competitions

    » 4th place at Senkrechtstarter
    » 3rd place at Ruhr@Venture
    » Top 20 at Start2Grow

    2010-2011

  • 02
    Exist Scholarship

    Entrepreneur Scholarship

    2010

Skills

  • Product Management
  • Project Management
  • Agile Management
  • Team Leadership
  • HTML/CSS/SQL/PHP
  • Relationship Building
  • CRO & Usability Testing
  • Online Marketing (SEO, Email, Facebook)

Articles (excerpt)

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    So arbeiten Distributed Teams gekonnt zusammen

    Agiles Management innerhalb verteilter Teams ist eine große Herausforderung – mehr noch als in „normalen“ Teams vor Ort. Deshalb muss im Vorfeld besonders gut vorbereitet werden, wie die Zusammenarbeit ablaufen soll. So arbeiten Distributed Teams gekonnt zusammen.

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    Market Networks - alle für einen

    Market Networks liegen im Trend. Sie verbinden Online-Marktplätze mit der 360-Grad-Interaktion eines Social Networks und entfalten so deutlich mehr Power. Wir zeigen, was diese Netzwerke können und stellen erfolgreiche Networks vor.

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  •  
    Wie die Payment-Revolution neue Chancen für Fintech-Startups bietet

    Während die Fintech-Branche gespannt auf die nächsten Jahre blickt, ist sich die Bankenwelt noch nicht sicher, was auf sie zukommt. Eine große Chance oder das Ende der klassischen Finanzinstitute? Die Rede ist von der EU-Richtlinie PSD2, die Banken unter anderem dazu verpflichtet, ihre Infrastruktur zu öffnen.

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  •  
    Kickstart für Ideen: Design Thinking & Lean Startup

    Lean Startup und Design Thinking sind seit ein paar Jahren in aller Munde. Doch bietet keiner der beiden Ansätze für sich genommen DIE eine Methode, mit der man neue Produkte von der ersten Idee bis zum Erfolg am Markt führen kann.

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