I am the CEO and Founder of the first and largest daily deal website in Southern and Eastern Europe: Kolektiva.
Founded in 2009 in Zagreb, Croatia, Kolektiva was one of the first daily deal sites to launch in all of Europe – mere weeks after the Samwer‘s CityDeal and DailyDeal.de. Since launch, I successfully raised several multi-million dollar rounds of growth capital with top European VCs such as Stefan Glaenzer and Michael Brehm (Rebate Networks) and led the Company to become the top daily deal site in an eight country region (Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia).
Kolektiva has always aimed to redefine and and popularize e-commerce in Southern Europe. Proudly, the Company has been widely credited as a pioneer in the e-commerce revolution currently taking place in the Adriatic/Balkan region, as the first e-commerce Company to achieve consumer trust and critical mass in online credit card purchases.
Previously, I was an Investment Banker in Chicago, a member of the Harvard MBA Class of 2008 and for many years a Brand Manager in the consumer packaged goods industry, where I led dozens of product launches for European companies like Nestle and Dukat.