The Team
Artur Grigor - Founder & CEO
Artur is an experienced software engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. He is skilled in developing mobile applications and has a strong knowledge of web development. Artur has worked for important clients such as Mastercard, but his passion for NFTs and the blockchain industry quickly evolved to setting up Autentica.
Vlad Suteu - Co-Founder & CBO
Vlad has worked with tech products for the last seven years. He studied in the UK and Denmark specializing in Corporate Communication and has worked in startup consulting with more than 250 businesses, from idea to stage to exit. Vlad eventually pursued the entrepreneurship road, built several services, and funded product companies.
Tudor Luca - Co-Founder & COO
Tudor has over ten years of experience in the tech industry. Shortly after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Automation & Applied Informatics, he Co-Founded Shift STUDIO, building best-in-class products for Android, iOS and the web across the US. For the last six years, Tudor has put together a world-class team that can tackle any technical problem with deliverables ranging from education & management systems to highly interactive real-time multi-media platforms.
Raul Lukacs - Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Raul’s professional experience has involved developing and maintaining several high-profile web applications. He has experience managing teams of engineers, developing regulatory reporting solutions, and working closely with stakeholders as a bridge between technology and business. He transforms business specifications into development tasks and plans team sprints.
Naz Shirani - Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Naz has over ten years of experience in marketing, brand storytelling and strategy, leading global marketing functions and driving growth. Her background spans the tech, media and finance industry, in businesses including Bloomberg, Schibsted, Adevinta, and Aldrin (DeFi). Naz approaches challenges with creative and analytical thinking, utilizing her academics in art & architecture.
Cristian Oancea - Chief Strategy Officer
Cristian has been involved in the tech industry for the last 20 years. He brings significant understanding of product development, strategy, and growth to the executive team from his experience in creating and scaling tech companies. One of his priorities is to grow strong partnerships and foster healthy strategies for growth and expansion, with the primary goal to make Autentica a global product.
Bogdan Stetco - Creative Director
Bogdan has 10+ years of experience as a designer and art director focused on digital interactive, digital branding and e-commerce for mid to high-end luxury fashion and lifestyle brands. He's held lead positions for Pollen London, A1Studio, Built in Amsterdam, and Made Thought London, developing award-winning websites and brand identities that increased sales. He approaches projects with innovative, connecting impactful design with immersive and aspirational content.
Raul Perte - UI/UX Designer
Raul has freelanced for the past nine years and has worked for various international businesses, including MotionFigures, Voya.ai, DuckDuckGo, and SoundCloud. He is driven to work for companies motivated to improve our lives on a global scale. He is a firm believer that successful design teams prototype, test, iterate and work together using design for good to help and enrich the lives of others.
Iulia Suteu - Branding Specialist
Iulia's passion for branding & communication started early in her teenage years and shaped her higher education choices. She enjoys challenging herself professionally within global businesses, working as a Brand Manager for LEGO and CAT. More recently, she founded a branding & marketing agency, providing communication advisory services for high-end clients.
Andrei Oprea - Technical Lead / Backend
Andrei has more than eight years of experience as a full-stack developer for tech companies including Nordlogic and Smartcare. He played a key role throughout the software development and support life cycle for various projects, ensuring quality solutions met business objectives.
Natanael Costa - Backend Engineer
Nati has +9 years of experience, beginning his career at Endava. He later accepted a position as a .NET developer at Techromix Solutions Inc. where he planned, created, and managed client software projects. One of many projects involved creating tools for hospitals where his team built an appointment scheduler, applicant filtering, and improved in-person and virtual recruitment processes.
Dragos Pop - Backend Engineer
Dragos gained his experience working for small businesses, which served as a launch pad for future jobs at companies like Fortech where he was a .NET developer. His experience includes nine years as a .NET developer, three years as a globant full-stack developer, and one year as a software designer.
David Puscas - Frontend Engineer
David landed his first job as a web developer during university. Since then, he has tackled multiple technologies and software languages, ranging from backend to web and mobile development, working for internationally recognized corporations. In 2021, he decided to go on a different road and try the idea of becoming a freelancer and joined Autentica.
Marcela Todorescu - Frontend Engineer
Marcela began her career as an RPA developer at Cloud Soft, before her promotion Team Leader, coordinating a team of five engineers. She was motivated to become a Web Developer, later working for international clients. She now plays a significant role in the front-end development team at Autentica.
Dorin Ciortea - Security Engineer
Dorin is a certified professional with over 12 years of work experience in Information Technologies. Over the last 10 years, he focused his professional career on Cybersecurity, Information Systems Security and IT Risk, implementing customized solutions and standards at various companies/clients, leading teams of over 25 security professionals at listed companies.
Razvan Hodisan - QA Engineer
Razvan started working as a Quality Software engineer three years ago. Since then, he has worked on various software projects from different businesses, ranging from solar panels to childcare management. During this time, the primary assignment was to perform manual testing on all those projects. He later became interested in automation, being able to manual test and develop an automated testing framework.
Cristian Iaroi - DevOps Engineer
Cristian has 12+ years of hands-on experience after completing his bachelor's degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications. He has experience in supporting, automating, and optimizing mission-critical deployments in AWS and on-prem OpenStack. Cristian is skilled in Python, Java, Golang and general automation.
Teodora Moraru - Machine Learning / AI
Teodora developed various internationally awarded hardware and software projects as a computer science student, one of which became a start-up and research project. She considers herself a person open to innovation, and she wishes she could bring a change for the better in society through the technical solutions she develops.
Ioana Scridonesi - Project Management
Ioana embraces her communications abilities, having graduated with a degree in Journalism. Her experience includes working as Customer Service Account Manager for Orange Romania, where she advised and solved problems for various businesses. She has worked as a startup project manager since 2020 and is now Scrum Master for the development team and Project Manager.
Stefan Dutu - Business Development Partner
Stefan grew up in a business-oriented environment and always loved finding and pursuing new opportunities. He plays a crucial role in our business strategy, developing relationships with key stakeholders through his experience in crypto. He would describe himself as ambitious, driven, and competitive and has a passion for business and innovation.
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