Robbert Deusing, Product Manager in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Robbert Deusing

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
July 3, 2022

Robbert is a tech entrepreneur and product professional. He has built products and companies from zero, bridging business to IT to rapidly deliver value using an agile approach. With broad experience and deep knowledge of technology, he has led centralized and globally distributed teams with highly diverse backgrounds. Decentralized finance, cryptocurrency, and blockchain or directed acyclic graph technology are of special interest to Robbert.

Project Highlights

Titik Pinar
Built an edtech from scratch in Indonesia and created a team of 30 people.
Dagnode Finance
Launched a financial derivative, a decentralized finance product. Managed Ideation, marketing, community building, developer hiring, project management, product management, and software development.
MyEduSolveX
Transformed the offline business to online by launching the MyEduSolveX platform when COVID-19 hit.

Expertise

Work Experience

Project Leader

2022 - PRESENT
Dutch Ministry of Health
  • Aligned stakeholders across multiple NGOs, government departments, and medical umbrella organizations to get consensus and buy-in.
  • Developed a product for medical institutions to check their compliance with current and future regulations regarding interoperability and standardization.
  • Used a reduced version of the Prince2 project management to adhere to internal quality guidelines for managing expectations and monitoring progress.

Senior Product Manager

2023 - 2023
HFT Boutique
  • Implemented an Agile way of working in four teams across multiple disciplines.
  • Prioritized, planned, and tracked the execution and necessary deviations from the quarterly roadmap.
  • Configured Jira as a single source of truth, allowing the drill down from Initiatives to Stories. Kept the plan updated in the opposite direction.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

2019 - 2022
Titik Pintar
  • Built a SaaS platform in Indonesia: gamification of early age education. Back end in Laravel and Node.js, and front end in Unity3d on iOS and Android mobile.
  • Grew to a distributed team of 30 and 130,000 downloads in Indonesia.
  • Raised $425,000 in pre-seed but could not find a path to sustainable monetization.

Chief Technical Officer and Product Manager

2020 - 2020
MyEduSolveX
  • Transformed the offline business to online by launching the MyEduSolveX platform when COVID-19 hit.
  • Hired an entire team, including UI/UX designer, user researcher, and two full-stack developers.
  • Iterated from conception to launch rapidly three months later.

Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer

2012 - 2018
Howaboutsales
  • Built a SaaS product and custom-built CRM tooling for banking, insurance, and real estate. The company was funded €2 million in a seed round.
  • Hired and led the IT team through several stages of the company. Built MVPs and multiple versions of the tool. Pivoted twice to find product market fit.
  • Introduced TDD, BDD, and DDD to improve scalability. Managed mobile app development using Phonegap, Ionic1, and Ionic2. A highly configurable platform with a diverse client base.
  • Worked closely together with the CEO on strategy, positioning, and sales. I developed code and managed projects, products, and clients until hires were made.
  • Led the technology selection and agile process Kanban and Scrum, built the IT culture and applied and received multiple government grants. Software used by around 3,000 users.

Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer

2012 - 2018
Songflow
  • Built a B2C SaaS company up from the ground. Helping over 8,000 musicians distribute their music to iTunes and Spotify.
  • Won the Dutch 2014 Accenture Innovation Award for the entertainment category. Over €1 million royalties per year handled.
  • Managed the team that built the MVP in two months. Made integrations with multiple APIs, including Echonest, Facebook, and YouTube, and connected the software to exact to automate bookkeeping.

Process Manager

2015 - 2015
Independent IP
  • Worked with the management team to change the waterfall style approach to delivery.
  • Implemented methodology that allows delivering software with an increasing pace and faster iteration.
  • Introduced Scrum and Agile methodologies in a team of 12 internal and external developers.

Product Manager

2014 - 2015
Fuga
  • Built the product, treating billions of lines of revenue per stream and download to calculate revenue distribution among artists, producers, labels, and other stakeholders.
  • Implemented different methods of assigning the royalties. Per country, type of incoming, source, and sliding scales.
  • Onboarded the biggest client for the product, which set a benchmark for future onboarding.
  • Worked together with multiple Java and Angular developers.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

2009 - 2013
E-Runner
  • Built an online web application for ABN Amro that included e-voting for shareholder meetings. ABN AMRO ISRA security procedure passed. The majority of Dutch public traded companies use this platform to collect votes for general discussions.
  • Created an online web app for the social and economic council. A platform to keep track of the Dutch Energy Agreement, multiple roles, and user rights allows for collaboration and transparency between governments, NGOs, and the private sector.
  • Developed an online web application for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science used by over 500 users. A platform to calculate salary grow paths and scenarios and track teachers' ambitions in the Netherlands.
  • Employed 12 people in multiple locations across Europe.

Titik Pinar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJA5Ir0hVHo

Built an edtech from scratch in Indonesia and created a team of 30 people.

Titik Pintar is a gamification of the early age curriculum in Indonesia. Created engaging content for grades 4 and 5 for math and science topics. Implemented single-player and multiplayer and partnered with Indonesia's most extensive infrastructure company.

Captivating learning for kids: challenging them to discover solutions and complete the curriculum. Expressing themselves by nurturing their avatar or demonstrating control in relaxing or thrilling minigames. Exploring alone or with friends (multiplayer).

Dagnode Finance

https://dagnode.finance/

Launched a financial derivative, a decentralized finance product. Managed Ideation, marketing, community building, developer hiring, project management, product management, and software development.

DagNode Finance pools investors' money to buy $DAG tokens nodes for the Constellation network. Launched on the Fantom Opera network and expanding to more $DAG node services once the Constellation Network main net v2 arrives.

MyEduSolveX

https://myedusolvex.com/

Transformed the offline business to online by launching the MyEduSolveX platform when COVID-19 hit.

Transforming Indonesia's workforce through digital literacy.
As the chief CTO and co-founder, I hired an entire IT team and a rapid iteration to a launch three months later.

I got accepted into the Kartu Prakerja project of the Indonesian government for upskilling the workforce during the pandemic.
2002 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Erasmus University - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

JULY 2023 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Master Level II (PSM II)

Scrum.org

APRIL 2023 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II)

Scrum.org

MARCH 2023 - MARCH 2025

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Scrum Alliance

FEBRUARY 2023 - FEBRUARY 2025

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Scrum Alliance

DECEMBER 2017 - DECEMBER 2020

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

AWS

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