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Mark Oren

Mark Oren

Málaga, Spain
Member since March 28, 2015
Mark has been a website and app developer for twenty years now, from high-end corporate projects (Time Warner, New York Life, StarMedia) at the beginning of his career to focusing on boutique Magento eCommerce sites over the last eight years. He has excelled in site and concept development, information architecture, marketing, and business development/strategy. The combination of different disciplines give him a privileged perspective.
Mark is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Nerotic Networks
    Magento, WordPress, Joomla!, OpenCart, VirtueMart, PrestaShop, ZenCart
  • Dx3Webs
    Magento, WordPress
  • Self-employed
    Magento, Joomla!, Visual Basic, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Oracle, MySQL
Experience
  • Magento, 10 years
  • Front-end, 10 years
  • Performance Optimization, 10 years
  • osCommerce, 9 years
  • Magento Community Edition, 9 years
  • PrestaShop, 7 years
  • OpenCart, 5 years
  • Zen Cart, 4 years
Málaga, Spain
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Magento, WordPress, Joomla!, HTML, CSS
The most amazing...
...thing I've worked on is the first edition of CopaMundial.com, where we had to tie in and synchronize content deployment in concert with AFP photos in real time.
Employment
  • Lead Developer
    2013 - PRESENT
    Nerotic Networks
    • Developed and managed more than 25 Magento stores.
    Technologies: Magento, WordPress, Joomla!, OpenCart, VirtueMart, PrestaShop, ZenCart
  • Professional Services Consultant
    2008 - 2013
    Dx3Webs
    • Provided support and development services to one of the UK's best regarded Magento specialized hosts.
    • Delivered critical support for store owners during business hours.
    • Completed various redesigns for store owners seeking to modernize their stores.
    • Customized extensions on a turnkey basis.
    • Processed countless Magento upgrades.
    Technologies: Magento, WordPress
  • Freelance Consultant
    2006 - 2010
    Self-employed
    • AUXout.com – Worked as a business developer for an eCommerce and catalog site for an Italian luxury speaker manufacturer.
    • Blue Note Jazz Club – Handled business development / new franchises for European markets.
    • BlueNote.net– Handled business development / new franchises for European markets.
    • Highline Ballroom – Created the corporate identity, print materials, and website for a New York music venue.
    • Ivranet Sistemas – Created various web development projects for 3rd party clients.
    • McCoyTyner.com – Redesigned the website of a legendary jazz pianist.
    • Acotel S.A. – Designed the new information security department. Created the product & service offering, as well as the pricing for immediate integration into sales channels.
    • Big Apple Sports (basfranchises.com) – Revised a QBasic codebase written in 1982 to output data to web instead of printer-only.
    • Redesigned the website along with the marketing plan to increase sales.
    Technologies: Magento, Joomla!, Visual Basic, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Oracle, MySQL
  • Marketing Director
    2003 - 2006
    REYES INFOGRÁFICA S.A.
    • Oversaw marketing, sales, business development, commercial strategy, & alliances/partnerships.
    • Analyzed markets & developed/deployed the marketing plan with a staff of 4. Designed customer support & satisfaction programs.
    • Developed a landmark deal with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana as the first technology partner of Milan's Fashion Week.
    • Created & implemented sales channels (education, professoinal, industrial, end user).
    • Analyzed markets & developed/deployed the marketing plan with a staff of 4.
    • Designed customer support & satisfaction programs.
    • Partnered with Hewlett Packard (HP) for the launch at SIMO 2005.
    Technologies: 3D Visuals
  • Director of Business Development & Strategic Alliances
    2001 - 2003
    CYBERGUARDIAN S.A.
    • Managed worldwide marketing, sales, & business development efforts through pre-sales initiatives & technology platform promotion.
    • Directed the marketing budget & educated the sales force.
    • Reviewed & defined prospective companies for M&A consideration. Reported to the President. Was a member of the executive committee.
    • Forged relationships with global security organizations, customers, prospects, & distributors.
    • Built relationships with KPNQwest, Cable & Wireless, and Tiscali, and created alliances which resulted in new opportunities for product development, sales, integration, and investment discussions.
    • Partnered with heads of technology and sales to conduct market research create a product development map.
    • Redefined the product approach to meet industry demands & created value-added offers.
    • Created marketing excitement about new services by evangelizing company value & engaging premier analyst groups.
    • Earned a reputation for our efforts as a company to watch.
    Technologies: IT security tools/techniques
Experience
Skills
  • Languages
    CSS3, HTML5, CSS, XHTML, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Python
  • Platforms
    Magento, Magento Community Edition, Joomla 3, WordPress, OpenCart, WooCommerce, Joomla, osCommerce, Drupal
  • Other
    Front-end, Zen Cart, Performance Optimization, HTML UI, Spree Commerce
  • Frameworks
    WordPress Multisite
  • Tools
    Google Analytics, PrestaShop, MySQL Workbench, GitHub
  • Storage
    MySQL
Education
  • Incomplete degree in International Corporate Finance
    1992 - 1996
    Brandeis University - Waltham, MA
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