Romulus Diudea, Product Manager in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania
Romulus Diudea

Product Manager in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania

Member since October 18, 2018
Romulus focuses on creating exceptional business value through the delivery of high-quality software systems for a variety of Fortune500 and smaller clients. With strong technical and product management skills, he has the proven ability to coordinate projects, manage people, and maximize success. Romulus looks forward to using his extensive experience to help more companies meet their business goals.
Romulus is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Introduced two new games: the Card Derby Racing and the Exchange Bull’s Eye Roulette in the Exchange Games portfolio.
  • Created exceptional business value through delivery of high-quality software systems for a variety of Fortune500 companies.
  • Feature product owner for JP Morgan Chase Bank in London, UK, responsible for integration with various third-party tools.

Expertise

  • Agile Product Management
  • Anti-money Laundering (AML)
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Analysis
  • Fintech
  • Insurance Technology (Insurtech)
  • Sanctions Screening
  • fraud and risk warehouse

Education

Employment

  • Technical Product Manager | Big Data

    2020 - 2020
    Robert Bosch SRL
    • Managed the Jaguar/Land Rover data pipeline deployment.
    • Led the CNHi data pipeline deployment, a big data project.
    • Created the following pipeline components using the addressed technologies: ingestion (OpenDXM/GlobalX, Python), conversion (Hadoop HDFS), project space in HDFS (Oozie): parquetizer/customizer (Apache Spark), and customer layer (Tableau).
  • Feature Product Manager

    2019 - 2019
    JP Morgan Chase Bank
    • Managed integration with Bridger including onboarding and regular/ongoing sanctions screening.
    • Headed firm-wide implementation of Mantas and Feedzai (anti-money laundering and terrorism financing).
    • Handled firm-wide Integration with Fircosoft (payment transactions screening), fraud and risk warehouse, and SAP general ledger.
  • Product Manager (PaaS)

    2016 - 2018
    Sage Intacct
    • Collaborated with CTO and Product leadership on the business vision for the Sage Intacct Platform as a Service (PaaS) and ensured it aligns with the overall product strategy.
    • Integrated American Express payments in the Sage Intacct Product.
    • Built the Interactive Custom Report Writer based on Oracle OBIEE.
  • Project Manager

    2011 - 2015
    iQuest Group
    • Managed multiple cross-team projects/accounts in the Telco and SharePoint areas (of iQuest) including Mobile Ink for Sicap, continuous control monitoring for KPMG, a product knowledge base for Roche, and a Semantic web company for the Austrian Ministry of Finance.
  • Product Manager

    2008 - 2011
    Betfair Ltd., London, UK/TSE Development Romania
    • Increased the Exchange Games Portfolio offering by 33% through the introduction of two new games: the Card Derby Racing (CDR) and the Exchange Bull’s Eye Roulette (XBR).
    • Increased Betfair’s annual profit by 200,000 GBP (additional revenue coming from CDR and XBR).
    • Worked on incremental releases of Arcade packages (provided by OpenBet).
    • Worked on the integration of Skill&Dice and Backgammon (Jadestone) games on Betfair’s web site.
    • Involved in the QuickPlay (minigames) and Poker Sahara projects.
    • Worked with P&L Holders to understand the business drivers, develop a product strategy and agree to the product roadmap. The key relationships beyond the team included business sponsors, stakeholders (including risk, legal, and corporate social responsibility), engineering (development, QA and PMO/project management), user experience, content management, reporting, IS and operations.
    • Defined product requirements, user stories, and specifications.
    • Conducted and signed-off User Acceptance Testing of the delivered products.
    • Worked with customer insight, business analysis, user experience, development, QA, marketing, pricing, and operations teams to ensure smooth market introduction.
    • Worked as part of a product-focused team composed of product managers, business analysts, and program managers.
  • CEO & President

    2005 - 2008
    RTD Consulting Group, Inc. – USA
    • Business process re-engineered the PZAZ underwriter application used at Prairie State, a newly acquired branch of Markel Corporation (the underwriting insurance industry).
    • Provided IT consulting services to America’s first national, physician-owned medical malpractice carrier, The Doctors Company. Constructed the new Self Insured Retention/Deductibles module within the claims client/server application. Delivered PL/SQL scripts to apply data fixes to the production databases.
    • Provided expertise to one of the nation's largest specialty pharmacy services companies, CuraScript Pharmacy, Inc. Redesigned and architectured the new TurboCap client/server product. Major enhancements helped my client save several hundred thousand dollars per month!
    • Delivered the ScriptMed/Therapeutic Center Protocol project and the Medicare prescription drug benefit initiative project for MEDCO Health Solutions Inc., a major pharmacy benefit company located in Franklin Lakes, NJ.
  • Vice-President of Research & Development

    2004 - 2005
    2020 IT Solutions Corp. - Canada
    • Led the technology team through the creation of the HyperVision project (a web-based back office solution for the fast food industry).
  • Sr. Consultant

    2003 - 2004
    BEZ Systems, Inc. - Chicago, USA
    • Designed and built the new DBA Adviser, a unique prediction feature in the suite of BezPlus v5.7 products, introduced for the first time in the field of Strategic Performance Management Solutions.
  • Project Manager/Software Architect

    2002 - 2002
    Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. – USA
    • Business process re-engineered and architectured multiple n-tier client/server and web based systems, containing 11 desktop applications, 7 server applications and 4 web interfaces, with a presence in 8 international regions and 5 domestic locations in the USA.
  • Sr. Project Leader

    1997 - 2001
    Dunn Solutions Group, Inc. - USA
    • Led team over a full life cycle software development of a B2C eCommerce website for an audio/visual company, providing the ability to sell from their catalog online. Monitored budget allocation, project staffing, and timelines.
    • Implemented web page personalization features and integrated a specialized external content creation system on a Chicago Radio Station web site. Led effort for elaboration, construction, and transition.
    • Developed a B2B eCommerce website (auto parts reseller). Integrated catalog component and auction component.
    • Converted main C/S lease tracking system of a major international bank.
    • Developed compensation system for year-end bonus for 70,000 employees of a major telecom company.
    • Customized and improved an existing client/server system of a major car manufacturing company.
  • Sr Systems Developer - Systems Development, Operations & Technology, P&C Banking

    1995 - 1997
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - Toronto, Canada
    • Re-engineered the business process for a Portfolio Management Database system (PMDB). Rewrote PMDB using RAD and new technologies to accommodate advancing business needs and Y2K compliance.
    • Provided planning estimates, identified user requirements and business needs, determined optimal solution, participated in requirements, analysis, design, testing and implementation, and ensured quality deliverables.
    • Implemented the PMDB system for the Mid-Market Credit Risk Department in West Indies (Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas) and Ontario Credit.
  • Senior Programmer Analyst/Developer (Contractor)

    1994 - 1995
    Becker's Milk Company Limited - Scarborough, Canada
    • Analyzed, designed, coded, tested, and implemented an inquiry reporting system used at VP level.
  • Associate Professor

    1991 - 1994
    Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    • Instructed courses and seminars on databases, programming languages, and object-oriented design.

Project History

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    Responsible for driving the development and launch into production of new features for the Sage Intacct platform application.

    Sage Intacct offers robust financials and readily adapts to most business requirements. However, there are some special cases where you might require unique functionality to better serve your target markets. For these situations, developers can use the Sage Intacct accounting PaaS to add new capabilities, or even to build stand-alone applications outside the domain of your accounting system.

  • New ICRW (Interactive Custom Report Writer) Application
    Built the new ICRW application based on Oracle OBIEE and integrated it on the Sage Intacct website.

    The new ICRW tool lets you:
    - See report results in real time as you're creating the report
    - Drag and drop fields to add or remove columns on the fly
    - Create columns that use powerful calculations
    - Built pivot tables to summarize the data for analysis
    - Export the report data for use in other applications
    - Add your report to menus and dashboards

  • Project Manager at iQuest Group
    Managed multiple cross-team projects/accounts in the Telco and SharePoint areas of iQuest Group.

    o Mobile Ink - Sicap (Switzerland)
    o Continuous Control Monitoring - KPMG (Germany)
    o Product Knowledge Base - Roche (Germany)
    o Austrian Ministry of Finance - Semantic Web Company (Austria).

  • Product Manager/Owner at Betfair
    Introduced two new games: the Card Derby Racing and the Exchange Bull’s Eye Roulette in the Exchange Games portfolio.

    • Increased Betfair’s annual profit by 200,000 GBP (additional revenue coming from CDR and XBR)
    • Worked on incremental releases of Arcade packages (provided by OpenBet)
    • Worked on the integration of Skill&Dice and Backgammon (Jadestone) games on Betfair’s web site
    • Involved in the QuickPlay (minigames) and Poker Sahara projects
    • Worked with P&L Holders to understand the business drivers, develop a product strategy and agree to the product roadmap. The key relationships beyond the team included business sponsors, stakeholders (including risk, legal, and corporate social responsibility), engineering (development, QA and PMO/project management), user experience, content management, reporting, IS and operations
    • Defined product requirements, user stories and specifications
    • Conducted and signed-off User Acceptance Testing of the delivered products
    • Worked with Customer Insight, Business Analysis, User Experience, Development, QA, Marketing, Pricing and Operations to ensure the smooth market introduction
    • Worked as part of a product-focused team composed of product managers, business analysts and program managers

  • CEO of RTD Consulting Group, Inc.
    Created exceptional business value through delivery of high-quality software systems for a variety of Fortune500 companies.

    Markel Corporation (Shand Morahan) – Deerfield, IL (http://www.shand.com)
    • Business process re-engineered the PZAZ underwriter application used at Prairie State, a newly acquired branch of Markel Corporation (the underwriting insurance industry).
    The Doctors Company – Napa, CA (http://www.thedoctors.com)
    • Provided IT consulting services to America’s first national, physician-owned medical malpractice carrier. Constructed the new Self Insured Retention/Deductibles module within the claims client/server application. Delivered PL/SQL scripts to apply data fixes to the production databases.
    CuraScript Pharmacy, Inc. – Orlando, FL (http://www.curascript.com)
    • Provided expertise to one of the nation's largest Specialty Pharmacy Services companies. Redesigned and architectured the new TurboCap client/server product.
    Major enhancements helped my client save several hundred thousand dollars per month!
    Galaxy Systems, Inc. – Somerset, NJ (http://www.galaxysi.com)
    • The ScriptMed/Therapeutic Center Protocol project and the Medicare prescription drug benefit initiative project, delivered for MEDCO Health Solutions Inc., a major pharmacy benefit company located in Franklin Lakes, NJ.

  • Vendor Payment Services - American Express Integration
    Led the integration of AMEX payment services into the Sage Intacct general offer and successfully launched it in production.

    Led the strategic partnership with American Express into the future by integrating new AMEX payment options into the Sage Intacct Vendor Payment Services module.
    Integration was done for:
    - Check delivery
    - Credit Card and
    - ACH (Automated Clearing House)

    - Defined tactical goals and objectives
    - Gathered requirements for the migration
    - Planned 4 phases of the process
    - Assessed and mitigated risks

  • Mobile Digital App
    Feature product owner for JP Morgan Chase Bank in London, UK, responsible for integration with various third-party tools.

    Firm-wide Integration with:

    • Bridger (onboarding and regular/ongoing sanctions screening)
    • Mantas and Feedzai (anti-money laundering and terrorism financing)
    • Fircosoft (payment transactions screening)
    • Fraud & Risk Warehouse
    • SAP General Ledger

Education

  • Master's degree in Electronics & Telecommunication
    1979 - 1984
    Polytechnic Institute of Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Certifications

  • Emotional Intelligence: Achieving Leadership Success
    JULY 2011 - PRESENT
    Learning Tree International
  • Facilitation Skills
    JULY 2010 - PRESENT
    Learning Tree International
  • Negotiation Skills: Achieving Successful Outcomes
    MAY 2010 - PRESENT
    Learning Tree International
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
    JULY 2009 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Scrum Master
    JULY 2009 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
    JULY 2009 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Defining Successful Projects
    MARCH 2009 - PRESENT
    Learning Tree International
  • Object-Oriented Analysis & Design
    APRIL 1997 - PRESENT
    CBT
  • Client/Server Distributed Databases & Networking
    OCTOBER 1996 - PRESENT
    CBT
  • Requirements Management using Use Cases
    SEPTEMBER 1996 - PRESENT
    Learning Tree International
  • Time Management
    AUGUST 1996 - PRESENT
    Learning Tree International
  • Effective GUI Design
    APRIL 1996 - PRESENT
    CBT
  • Identifying and Confirming User Requirements
    MARCH 1996 - PRESENT
    Learning Tree International
  • Frontline Leadership
    FEBRUARY 1996 - PRESENT
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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