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The Team

Robert Knapp

Co-founder

Do you know those people who really stand out of the crowd for no particular reason? You just notice them first when you enter a crowded room or on the street during your morning rush to the office.

Such a person is Robert, CyberGhost Co-founder, one of those who manage being imposing and self-confident without being arrogant.

As a leader, Robert always practices what he preaches: growing a great privacy company, a driven and passionate team, and products that help and delight millions of Internet users around the world.

He started his own company when he was 18, and since then he was self-employed, first in music and event - business, later in IT and internet.Since then, he learned everything from his own mistakes and managed to cultivate a love - hate relationship with attorneys and accountants.

For Robert there is no need to separate work from personal life, since he loves what he's doing. In his vision they are one and the same.

He's a sucker for excel sheets with numbers, conversion rates, St. Pauli soccer team, tattoos and Italian coffee.

While he's not in his office, you're most likely to bump into him in a theater or Opera House, or accidentally spill his beer during a concert from 80's punk rock heroes like Social Distortion or Marky Ramone.

Timo Beyel

CTO

Timo is responsible for conceptual design, strategy planning, PHP back-end, databases, iOS related things, and product and project management.

He coordinates the development team, and sets the deadlines when necessary.

Among his weaknesses, you can count good food, ice cream, Apple gadgets and skilled, motivated, reliable people like his team.

Timo hardly has any spare time, but when that happens, he'd rather spend it with his wife and his son and daughter. He strongly dislikes these two phrases: "I can't" and "This is not possible!"

Patrick Arns

Head of Software Development

Meet the strong, silent type! Patient and always calm, he seems surrounded by an impenetrable shield. Working with Moritz and Timo, he always plays the role of the conciliator.

It appears that nothing can unsettle him, but just wait until the sunrise, or sunset, and you'll see him pulling out his camera, and taking the most moving and fascinating photos you are ever to see.

Patrick is in charge with CyberGhost client development, CyberGhost back-end development, Computerbild-Cloud client, and database stuff.

When he's not working, he is playing poker with his friends and taking snapshots during the Blue-Hour of the Day.

When asked about his personal bugbears, he mentions unfindable bugs.

Codruț Răduț

Front-End Developer

Codruț spends his time in the company designing and implementing websites and user interfaces using the latest web technologies.

He studied Computer Science and attended Film School, from where he left with a fascination for everything that means visual arts.

In the end, he doesn't even know what his pet-peeves are, since he is focusing so much on the things that he likes, he completely forgets about the ones that annoy him.

Silvia Andrei

Cleaning Lady

One of the most hard-working people in the CyberGhost team, Silvia manages to stay positive at all times.

When she's not cleaning after us (we can be real litterbugs sometimes), she spends time with her 15-year old son, and reads a lot, mostly detective novels written by Agatha Christie.

Mircea Poterașu

Web Developer

Mircea is working together with the web developers, business and marketing team members to create an intuitive experience for website visitors and CyberGhost users.

He has his fair share in developing new apps and extending and improving the existing ones. He gathered all his knowledge and experience from years of heavy studying at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Computer Science and Economic Cybernetics.

He's spending most of his time outside the working hours travelling, reading, waching movies.

Chuck

Video Producer

Ciprian is in charge with Photo and Video materials. The newest CyberGhost videos, photos and tutorials are a result of his outstanding creativity and good taste.

His pastime activities include: riding his bike and relaxing through music.

When it comes to learning, he always prefers the first hand experiences, putting quite an effort into traveling and interacting with people he considers to be of interest.

Ciprian's motto is Simple is the new complicated and it perfectly reflects in his work, along with his passion for minimal and clean things.

He hates cops, had quite awful experiences with taxi drivers and is not particular keen on rainy days.

Radu Armaziu

Head of Operations

An attentive listener by nature, Radu is the missing link between you, our beloved client and us, the Internet freedom fighters at CyberGhost.

In order to achieve this, Radu makes sure the team has all the necessary tools for a job well done and the best VPN service is delivered your way.

A passionate photographer, Radu enjoys taking pictures of all the fascinating aspects of the theater of life. Speaking of which, this Ghostie has quite an artistic side to discover, since in his free time, he enjoys writing scripts and making movies.

Very important aspect: if you ever think of dropping Radu a line, please mind autocorrect! One of his main pet peeves is reading "your" instead of "you're".

Silviu Gurlea

Customer Support Team Lead

A dedicated Technical Support Representative, Silviu enjoys a job well done. Each case is a challenge to him, to which he always comes up with a great solution.

Poor customer service is his worst enemy and just the thought of it makes him cringe.

However, when Silviu wants to take it easy, blonde beer is his fuel, but black will do too in case of emergency.

Daniel Sava

BI DevOps

Daniel's job involves taking care of the IT infrastructure, purchasing various pieces of equipment and sometimes even correcting peoples' finger position towards the timesheet devices.

No worries, though, when he has Bob Marley in his earphones, everything's gonna be alright! It gets even better when Daniel gets down to more relaxing activities, as gaming, partying and watching TV shows.

Dragoș Velcea

Senior Design and Development Engineer

An experienced IT professional, Dragoş is also a master of programming and scripting languages, such as C, JavaScript, Python or Ruby.

But when he is not using such complicated words, Dragoş likes to compensate the hours spent at the office through numerous outdoor activities as driving, walking, dancing, rollerblading, skating, biking or by enjoying his favorite music and movies.

Speaking of driving, if you're ever in traffic and feel the urge to tell Dragoş something by slowing down while you're in front of him, maybe consider calling instead. Hitting the breaks in front of him is one of his pet peeves!

Alex Dănăilă

Product Manager

If you have something to test or you’re looking for a second opinion and a very fresh set of eyes, Alex is your go-to guy.

As Head of QA, he makes sure all things CyberGhost run smoothly and are of top notch quality. Our saying here is that One Alex a day keeps the bugs away.

Alex is very curiosity-driven and never stops learning, so working with various teams is no problem for him. He pins this on his background in management and marketing.

When he’s not fighting bugs with his bare hands, Alex has lots of sports on his mind. Not only does he snowboard, longboard or bike, he also plays football in an amateur team. Everywhere and anywhere is his travelling motto, so he’s always on the lookout for new, interesting destinations.

His love for animals doesn’t stop at his amazingly beautiful cat, Akachi. To show his appreciation for nature’s ninja, the raccoon, Alex has a tattoo of it on his forearm. We can only hope that, somewhere out there, a raccoon walks around with a tattoo of Alex above his tiny paw too.

Sorin "Berceni" Tuță

Product Manager

Sorin takes care of all the CyberGhost products on the Windows platform. He used to be our Head of QA, so we’re very familiar with his love for structure and clarity. It’s how no detail ever gets past him.

For Sorin, it all started with professional gaming. He used to be in PGL and participated in several major competitions across Europe. After WASD-ing, Sorin got busy with QA for different games and software products for almost 10 years. As a bug fighter, he had the chance to coordinate teams, and even worked in France and Ukraine.

Nowadays, he only plays games for fun, and he loves watching movies and stand-up shows. One thing he can’t ever refuse is catching up with his old mates.

Wondering what’s up with “Berceni” up in his name here? Well, that’s the famous 4th District of Bucharest, the magical place where Sorin grew up. The same Sorin who lost a bet to our front-end guy, and now has to showcase the love for his roots even more. Morale of the story? Choose your bets wisely.

George Alexandru

Product Manager

If you’ve ever used the CyberGhost Mac, iPhone or the Android apps, you’re already familiar with George’s work. As their Product Manager, his goal is to keep your laptop and mobile always safe.

Determined to offer our Ghosties the best VPN experience, he puts his analytical skills to work every day. He’s a master of coupling vision with strategy and making plans based on data. When he first joined us, George was on the QA side, and you can still feel all that attention to detail in how he manages his projects.

Aside from making sure that the CyberGhost products don't go off the rails, George also has a passion for everything running on tracks. As a graduate of the Rail Transport Vehicles section of the Polytechnics University of Bucharest, he takes a particular liking to trains.

And if you ever have to spot George in the office, it will be very easy. Just look for the guy with the most smart and creative T-shirt design and your job will be done.

Tobias Schüler

UI/UX Designer

After a long day of handling Android-development tasks or designing app interfaces, Tobias unwinds by practicing his cooking skills.

When he is not doing any of those or attending University classes, Tobias tunes down by swimming, travelling and watching his favorite TV shows. Just don't make him fill any questionnaires about himself.

Maximilian Frings

Full-Stack Developer

With a background in software development, Maximilian is the go-to guy for our API back-end and administration.

However, when he is not dealing with the tech-side of CyberGhost, Maximilian is all about getting in touch with nature, by taking long, relaxing trips. If you want to invite him over for dinner, be generous with the soy sauce, but refrain from opening bottles of sparkling water in his vicinity.

Andreas Cristian Hilgers

Senior Full-Stack Developer

Andreas's job is to work with bits and bytes, as well to make a webpage look and interact like a real desktop application.

He manages to be both polite and spontaneous. You never know what to expect of him, but you can be sure he's going to surprise you in a pleasant way.

You can always spot him in the company of a board; whether it’s a surf-, snow-, skate- or key-board. However, when he's not in the adventure mood, he takes interest in old-school computers and consoles as well as music production, and he's quite skilled in the last one.

Christian Wiesenäcker

Android Software Developer

Christian is the calm and quite guy. He is working on libraries and developing the back-end services of our mobile apps.

In his free-time and during the weekend his most favorite activity is watching netflix or cooking meals.

Andreas Paland

Windows Software Developer

With a background in game design, Andreas now aims to become an expert at programming and UX design.

At CyberGhost VPN, he's focused on continually developing his skills and keeping our Windows app in tip-top shape. In his spare time, his passion for video games takes center stage.

Andreas is involved in several projects, and sometimes it can feel like a second job. To relax, he loves playing tabletop games and watching plenty of TV series.

Nils Crefeld

macOS Developer

Nils works his magic on all things macOS and iOS. His fingerprints and code are all over the CyberGhost apps for your Apple gadgets.

In his spare time, he's all about sports. Nils cycles and runs, but it's surfing he loves the most.

Judging by the amount of time he spends in the water during holidays, you might suspect he's a fish doubling as a human being. We can neither confirm nor deny this.

Mihaela Olivia Mondoc

Accountant

They say an accountant is someone who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge. You could say they’re magicians.

Well, at CyberGhost, Mihaela is responsible for all the magic tricks regarding accounting activities: invoicing, analyzing and preparing accounting records, as well as bank reconciliations.

When she’s not checking the numbers, she likes to spend time with her family and each year, she dedicates a special period for an unforgettable holiday.

Cristina Jderu

Graphic & UI/UX Designer

One of Cristina’s favorite sayings is: Not all girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice. Some are made of sarcasm, wine and everything fine…

Referring to herself maybe? You’ll have to find out on your own. What is sure though is that she loves long hiking trips, but also enjoys the seaside and if it were possible, she would travel the whole world.

Cristina studied Computer Science but fell in love with graphic design, so she decided to take this path. Currently, she is responsible for creating fun and user-friendly graphics, thus helping all departments communicate ideas through visual design and concepts. Cristina also makes sure users have the best possible experience when using the CyberGhost apps.

Ionuț Orzoi

IT Support

Just like any IT expert, Ionut likes to stay up to date on the latest technology trends so he's always following the news on this topic.

Speaking of news, don’t start a conversation with him about local politics because this is something he’s not interested in at all.

At CyberGhost, Ionut’s job is to make sure all IT equipment is in perfect order and some of his duties include monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks, as well as configuring computer systems and applications. He is willing to help his colleagues in any IT-related situation though.When he’s not in front of the computer, he likes to do sports and generally, he makes sure he maintains a healthy life.

Alin Vlad

Chief Marketing Officer

Working as a Customer Support Technician for a long time, Alin started to truly understand customer needs.

This was the trigger that led him to an important discovery: he wanted to make a career in marketing. Interestingly enough, before CyberGhost, he worked in various marketing positions for companies that run internet security activities, an experience which makes him just the right fit for CyberGhost.

Marketing became his passion so much so that he constantly reads books about business, marketing strategies and growth hacking. His goal at CyberGhost is to ensure all marketing efforts are successful enough to amplify the business growth and outperform the competition.

Probably during his extensive experience as a marketer, he realized that he truly dislikes shallow people and those who use fear as an excuse for not overcoming obstacles.

Dana Vioreanu

Content Specialist

Dana is in charge of all kinds of tasks related to content, such as writing articles, taking care of landing pages or getting involved in all sort of promotional activities.

Basically, just spreading good words about CyberGhost in the online world.

Even though her degree is in Sociology, which technically has nothing to do with writing, all her previous jobs implied working for websites, taking care of content and writing articles. By the way, if you’re interested in studying abroad, feel free to ask her for a few pointers, because for about two years and a half, she learned almost everything there is to know about international studies.

When she’s not spending time with her daughter (which is 90% of her free time), she enjoys reading a good book, seeing a play or watching a movie. And of course, she never misses a Disney or Pixar animation movie.

What really annoys her is The-Know-It-Alls people. Surely, you’ve met at least one, the type of people you’ve only just met and already start giving you advice about anything, although you never asked for it.

Filip Apostol

Infrastructure Development Specialist

Since he is a politics lover, Filip is great at communicating with people.

However, unlike many of the world’s politicians, our colleague spends most of his time finding solutions for absolutely anyone who requires his (technical) assistance, so that everyone gets to enjoy and use CyberGhost at its true potential.

With an eye for photography and a taste for Czech beer, Filip is a self-proclaimed full-time introvert, passionate about extremes as it seems, since he loves both very shiny as well as very matte objects.

It’s this appetency for the visual arts that makes him blend perfectly into the rest of the CyberGhost team, since there are a lot of undercover photographers among us (you know who you are, guys!).

Erez Tamir

Head of Finance

At CyberGhost, Erez handles a tricky business: he manages the finances of the company, operates the overall cash flow and makes all important financial decisions.

More commonly, the CyberGhost team knows him as the man you have to talk to when you need money for any business project.

Outside work, Erez is a true family guy; he likes to spend quality time with his 2 sons. And, although she is not a pastry chef, we all know his wife makes some excellent cookies. We appreciate them whenever he brings some for us at the office (no pressure).

He also enjoys practicing sports and travelling to a beach destination each summer.

If you want to hear his life story and how he decided to move from Cyprus to Romania, he will gladly tell you all about it over a glass of whisky.

Oana Popescu

Tech Support Engineer

Part of the Technical Support team, mainly for French speaking users, Oana is the feminine voice – part of an environment filled with men.

Enjoying everything new and challenging, CyberGhost is the best place for her, as it perfectly suits her "safety" of speech beliefs.

Although she deals with technical details at the office, Oana has an artistic side judging by her passion for fashion. Her favorite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and just like the lead character of the movie, she loves cats, especially her own black cat which she believes brings her good luck.

An active person, Oana goes to the gym at least 3 times a week. But she also likes to unwind in the middle of nature. Oana would never say no to a trip to the mountains as she thinks nothing is more relaxing than the sound of the forest.

Mihai Rida

Growth Marketer

Mihai dreams of one day becoming a business angel. Until then, he wants to become an expert in technical marketing and growth hacking.

Just like any authentic growth hacker, Mihai is creative, curious, comes up with out-of-the box ideas and…never says no to a delicious snack. Just an inside tip if you want to indulge him at one point.

Apart from his obsession for growth, Mihai is passionate about e-sports. So, if you happen to share the same passion, he is the perfect partner for this kind of games.

Anca Barbu

HR Specialist

Anca’s biggest fantasy is to travel and discover all the wonders of the world (particularly sunny beach islands).

Since she completed her studies in tourism management, she’ll likely going to live her dream in the future.

Besides going on trips and visiting new places, Anca attends music festivals every time she can.

At CyberGhost, she is taking care of all sorts of administrative tasks, but not before she pours herself a big cup of coffee. The most interesting and challenging part of her job is the fact that no day is the same. And she pays a great deal of attention to organize perfect Happy Fridays and to provide us some of the finest desserts.

Yum! Thank you Anca!

Daniel Gheorghe

Tech Support Engineer

One of our tech support engineers, Daniel sees himself as a master who guides users in the dark.

What he likes most about his job is the fact that there is always something new to learn and finds it very interesting that he gets in touch with people worldwide.

Other things that define Daniel are his passion for traveling and fishing, which is his favorite hobby. That’s his way of finding peace and quiet after a long week. And guess what’s his favorite food: sushi! He doesn’t always enjoy the silence because he also goes out to a night club from time to time.

Bianca Darie

Conversion Optimization Manager

Bianca puts her many analytical skills into practice every day at CyberGhost. With incredible attention to detail, she’s always improving our flows.

Also, one of her specialties is finding new ways of making visits on our website as enjoyable as possible.

She started as a Conversion Optimization Specialist with us and quickly climbed the ranks. But what she still likes best about her job is the opportunity to discover what Ghosties want and what makes them tick.

From time to time, Bianca likes to reveal her adventurous side by going snowboarding, hiking or playing basketball. But that’s not all. If you’re ever looking for restaurant recommendations, she should be your go-to foodie. Always up-to-date with what’s new in town, she also great at suggesting recipes to try at home. Her love for good meals is undeniable, she even named her cats Couscous and Sushi.

Octavian Martinică

QA Lead

Although he likes to day-dream once in a while, Octavian is always wide awake when he’s looking out for bugs.

He is also politically correct at his job, as he believes: ‘all code is guilty until proven innocent’. Like any QA engineer, he is passionate about video games, but reading a good book is also a nice way for Octavian to pass his time.

If you want to have fun with a little Spanish conversation, Octavian is always up for this challenge since he studied Spanish in college.

Octavian goes on a road trip every time he gets a chance and he always chooses scenic routes to admire nature and all its beauty. He is a tolerant and calm person, but FYI: loud people and those who cut in line really tick him off.

Adina Ailoaiei

Community Manager

After spending a year as a Tech Support Engineer with us, Adina switched lanes and took on new challenges as our Community Manager.

With multiple platforms to monitor, Adina is passionate about gaining insights from places where people are most likely to express their real and raw feedback. Building a bridge between users and CyberGhost is no easy task, but she’s up for it. As a graduate of the Faculty of Letters, she learned foreign languages and linguistics. This now helps her understand and communicate with Ghosties all over the world.

Adina’s hobbies include playing videogames and listening to a lot of music. She also enjoys reading, especially Sci-Fi books. Quite a complex personality! Fair warning: try not to mispronounce her family name because she hates that. However, you might be forgiven if you offer her some chocolate. That’s something she never refuses!

Bogdan Hent

Head of Web Development

Problem solver. Puzzle aficionado. Aspiring escape room record-breaker.

Bogdan is not only a passionate web developer but he also brings fun and some wildly entertaining jokes to the table.

Bogdan's mission is to deliver user-friendly, intuitive and engaging experiences for all Ghosties. He works with his team to keep things in top shape and is constantly on the lookout for a better way to do things.

He never stops learning and he genuinely cares about the people around him. If you enjoy this website or any other resources by CyberGhost, he most likely had something to do with it.

Ștefania Floareș

Head of HR

Stefania started her career as a Sales Consultant, but quickly found her true calling and switched lanes to HR.

For the past eight years+, she’s been doing a great job recruiting, developing and implementing strategies or internal policies, managing teams, organizing events and keeping things in check.

As a Ghostie, Stefania’s taking care of all our needs, making sure we’re happy and well looked after. Her door is always open, no matter if we want to just Hi or inquire about days off, benefits, trainings, team buildings, unicorns... You name it, she can get it done for us.

When she’s not in the office, Stefania loves traveling and letting beauty inspire her. This Libra also fills her time reading (Oscar Wilde is her favorite author) or blogging. Fashion is one of her passions, so it’s not uncommon for her to get asked for tips and tricks.

Two things she’d never pass up? Lava cakes and stand-up shows. She’s awesome like that.

Andrei Crâșmăreanu

Tech Support Engineer

Andrei describes himself as the biggest sneakers and cars freak out there. Well, that is quite ordinary for a guy in their 20s.

What’s interesting about Andrei though is that he likes to collect uncommon, precious stones. We’d like to see some of them one day; please share!

Andrei studied both ecology and computer science in college, but somehow, he decided tech support would suit him best career wise. As he says, he likes to: "provide knowledgeable info to customers that need professional and prompt service".

If you ever need a favor from Andrei, bring him some chocolate or take him out to a great pizza or burgers place. You know what they say: food is the best way to win someone’s heart.

Răzvan Ungureanu

Tech Support Engineer

Razvan is the perfect man for his job at CyberGhost. Before joining our team, he worked as a tech support engineer for various security software companies.

However, in his spare time, he rather enjoys exploring his artistic side. He likes to paint, make movies or exercise his photography skills. Razvan tried to pursue several college degrees including foreign languages, politics, psychology and journalism. But he never graduated from any of them. Well, highly creative people get easily bored and change their mind a lot.

Some of the most successful people in the world never finished college either. Maybe CyberGhost will be Razvan’s launching platform and who knows where this will lead him?

Alexandra Bideaua

Marketing Consultant

Alexandra started as a Content Marketer on our team but soon leveled up. She became our Marketing Communications Manager, taking care of everything from content for the website to GIFs and videos here.

Recently, Alexandra embarked on a new adventure and moved to Dublin. She now works remotely and gives us pointers on our projects.

When she's not glued to a keyboard, Alexandra enjoys traveling and taking pictures. And since she’s in love with performing arts, you’ll probably find her in a theater, catching the latest plays.

Sorina Dragne

Localisation Specialist

After taking her daily drug, which is always something sweet that includes chocolate, Sorina is ready to start her daily work tasks.

Sorina’s job implies making sure localized products have excellent translation quality and are culturally appropriate for each CyberGhost global market. She’s looking for language experts from different countries, various privacy-related reports and does any kind of research the content team might use.

She didn’t land this job by chance as she really likes Romance languages and she’s particularly passionate about French. In fact, she likes anything that is related to France people and travelling. When she is not studying French, she enjoys a nice cup of coffee, while reading police novels, after a long run.

Alex Cristescu

Senior Business Analyst

Alex has a strong analytical side, and even a background in Economics to back it up. With cost / benefit analyses always on his mind, he’s here to help us turn raw data into insights and seize business opportunities.

Numbers take up most of Alex’s day, but if you think something could get past him, think again. He used to work in Online Fraud Detection, so his attention to detail is impressive.

When he’s not thinking of metrics or business cases, Alex loves to take day trips to the mountains. Climbing, especially during winter, always makes his heart skip a beat. This nature lover also enjoys his long walks.

Oh, and in case you know of a new restaurant opening, do tell him. He’s always eager to try different cuisines and likes to change things up.

Ana Călugărescu

Affiliate Manager

Ana should hold an award for being such a go-getter. With lots of experience in online marketing & media buying, she has an eye for business planning, data analysis and ROI optimization.

Now her daily tasks involve managing the CyberGhost affiliates. Whether it’s strengthening the current partnerships or recruiting new partners, she’s up for it.

When she’s not making the best of her soft skills in the office, Ana loves all things South Korean. She could spend all her free time listening to K-pop or watching K-dramas. But books are also big in her life. Skipping a meal because she’s so caught up in them is nothing new for our Affiliate Manager.

One more important thing about Ana: she’s a huge animal lover. Up until now, she’s rescued six cats and one dog. And it doesn’t take much to start a conversation with her; just mention ducks and she’ll surely take over. Quack!

Alex Răducanu

Affiliate Manager

With lots of experience in sales, this is not Alex’s first time at the account management rodeo.

He’s used to processing leads, keeping track of targets, building long-term relationships and delivering exceptional client service on a day-to-day basis. Now his role on the CyberGhost team allows him to shine. The way he sees it, affiliates are like his friends and he’d go to great lengths to keep them happy.

Alex has a very interesting background. Music was his first love, and that’s how he actually started his career. You don’t often hear such stories, but he began making rap music at 14, and even had his own recording studio for a couple of years. His dedication and talent even got Alex working with Marius Moga, a household name in the Romanian music industry.

Even though he left the recording studio, music is still of his great passions, and we can hear sick beats coming from his headphones in the office. In his spare time, Alex also likes sports, traveling and jokes. If you can take dark humor, you’re more than welcome to become his friend.

Cristina Gama

BI Reporting Specialist

Cristina is one of the magicians of our Business Intelligence team. She loves taking deep dives into big data and bringing out to the surface actionable insights.

Numbers are her allies, and she weaves them into visual stories.

She has a master’s degree in International Business Management, and it served her right in her previous positions as Online Marketing Specialist and Product Manager.

But Cristina has many tricks up her sleeve, and it’s not just her analytical side that can sweep you off your feet. Start talking to her, and you’ll soon discover she’s also very creative. Painting and dancing are two of her favorite ways of getting the creative juices flowing. And she’d never pass up an invitation for bike riding or swimming.

Double-decker buses? Crowded must-visit places? These are definitely not for her. Whenever in a new city, she wants to blend in and truly discover the place. So stop by her desk and find out what trip she has planned next.

Alex Mincu

QA Engineer

Competitive by nature, Alex likes to fight bugs at their core, isolating and eliminating them to ensure a safe environment for CyberGhost's apps.

Despite holding a degree in Computer Science, he never pictured himself a programmer. But the love began with his first code for the automated test scenarios. And since video games were his thing, he became a Game Tester, leveling up ever since.

As you probably guessed it, Alex enjoys playing video games competitively and aims for the top of the ladder. When he’s away from a keyboard, superhero movies are his go-to. Finding people with similar interests always inspires him, so look him up for talks about sports, e-sports or films.

More details detail about Alex? He’s not a morning person, and his greatest days start with a flat white. Just make sure you don’t put him in the spotlight or interrupt him while he’s trying to get stuff done. He hates ending up with unfinished tasks.

Iulia Dragomir

Accountant

With an impressive attention to detail, Iulia is a numbers tamer. As a part of our Finance department, she masterfully handles every invoice, makes sure our records are pristine and keeps everything in check.

We could only dream of having her planning and organizing skills.

And since dealing with banks and strict regulations can sometimes get stressful, she makes sure to really unwind on her spare time. That’s where her childhood dream comes into play: Iulia would love to have her own farm. But this is not just wishful thinking, as she already takes care of four dogs and four cats. Just imagine the kind of fun going on there and all the snuggles.

Oh, and if you ever have some chocolate on you, make sure to stop by her desk. A sweet break is always needed, right?

Tudor Fulga

Head of Infrastructure

If you think of infrastructure as CyberGhost’s backbone, Tudor would be our treasured chiropractor. And he's here to take great care of it.

Yell Take me to your hardware leader! in the office, and we might as well point you to him. This Politehnica graduate lives by Agile principles and, as one expects, has great deals of team management experience.

When he’s not performing risk analyses, leading changes or ensuring transition procedures, he loves getting physical. Squash is his go-to sport, and winters are for ski and putting his organizing skills to great use. On his last trip, 30 people joined and were taken under his wing.

And let’s not forget, he’s also very handy. He has a whole collection of model airplanes he put together to prove it.

Gheorghe Ungureanu

Senior Infrastructure Design Specialist

A creative problem solver, Gheorghe is one of the pillars of our Infrastructure team. He's in charge of designing our architecture so that we can best provide our Ghosties with all our services.

With a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Security, Gheorghe has a strong background both as a dev and as an admin. Now his career is centered around networking, computing and storage using Linux. He’s always looking for viable solutions, not just workarounds.

Some of the technologies that make Gheorghe’s heart skip a beat are Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, and GitLab. Automation and performance improvements are always his priorities. And after all this, it's not hard to guess that Windows is an absolute no-no in his life.

Looking for a tech tip? Stop by Gheorghe’s desk. He has plenty of experience with knowledge sharing too. He used to create onboarding procedures, train newcomers, and give presentations. So he's pretty great at that.

Cristiana Gheorghe

Design and Development Specialist

Improvements are always on our mind, and Cristiana is here to help us upgrade our infrastructure. You hear that? It's the sound of more scalability and performance coming our way thanks to her.

Because of her impressive skills, Cristiana can plan, develop, deliver, and support systems to meet the needs of our Ghosties. All this while always making sure they have thousands of servers available. With a background in telecommunications services, studies in Electronics, and a love for open source technologies, it’s like she was made for a job like this.

Her life outside the office is pretty busy too. Cristiana is a certified First Aid trainer, teaching life-saving techniques to kids in schools. As a Red Cross volunteer, she’s involved in a lot of humanitarian activities.

When her hands are away from a keyboard, Cristiana also likes to build metal figurines, so you can always ask her about her collection of small planes and cars.

One more thing about her: she’s one of the few around here liking pineapple pizza. She finds your lack of faith disturbing.

Ștefan Nedelcu

Full-Stack Web Developer

Love our www? You can thank Stefan for it, since he’s mostly in charge of taking care of its unseen parts. His goal is to provide our Ghosties with a rich and wonderful experience.

His love for programming began in high school, when he started playing around with several languages. That’s how he managed to earn his first paycheck. So by getting his Computer Science degree, he turned his passion into his profession.

A versatile developer, Stefan can handle all the work of databases, servers, systems engineering, or clients. And for the past years he’s worked for some Romanian retailers, learning how to craft the perfect user experience. Winning combo.

In his spare time, Stefan loves to be active. He’s always up for a basketball game or riding his bike. Hiking and traveling are also high on his list of priorities. When he wants to unwind, watching TV shows and reading detective novels are go-to.

Since giving back is very important to him, Stefan has been a Red Cross volunteer for the past 6 years.

Mihai Călincea

Tech Support Engineer

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Because Mihai does. He’s part of our Tech support team, helping ze Ghosties make the most of our apps.

But this is not his first time at the rodeo. Our tech-savvy engineer has previous support experience. He also used to dabble in web development. Safe to say, IT has always been his passion.

Mihai describes himself as a very patient guy, and the label totally suits him. He loves a good challenge, and his keen eye for details always helps him get the job done.

If you’re also into games like Neverwinter Nights, StarCraft or Heroes of Might and Magic, stop by his desk. Start by casually mentioning that your favorite Dungeons and Dragons author is R. A. Salvatore. Then just let the conversation flow towards Alien, the Bartimaeus Trilogy or the Warhammer 40,000 novels. You’ll have a blast.

Dragoș Baciu

Conversion Copywriter

Part of our Marketing team, Dragoș is a perpetual learner and an experienced copywriter.

He deals with creating content for our Ghosties, always focusing on achieving great results. As the copy guy behind million-dollar projects, he has all the right credentials for a job with us.

At work, Dragoș is all about getting a crystal-clear understanding of the market, implementing best practices, and keeping an eye out for fresh ideas. Truth be told, we’re really close to giving him the award for Biggest A/B Split-Tests Fan.

If you want to strike up a conversion conversation with him, you can’t go wrong with sports. He played football for 12 years, but he’s also into (brace yourself): tennis, rugby, cycling, ski jumping, AND triathlons. Also, he hits our gym pretty often. Hey, those triathlons aren’t going to complete themselves.

And just FYI: he’s the proud owner of two bicycles, looking into buying his third. That’s dedication right there.

Cosmin Stoian

L2 Support Engineer

An avid interest in technology combined with a devotion to solving technical problems led Cosmin away from a successful career in sales.

He followed his dream. He made a change. Now he’s a hotshot at handling the CyberGhost infrastructure.

It’s not often that you hear a song lyric that seems like it’s been written just for you. But we imagine that’s exactly how Cosmin felt when he first heard Freddie Mercury belt out “I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my biiiike.”

That’s because he racks up an impressive 2000km per year on his two-wheeler; the equivalent of riding from New York to Dallas. Wow.

He also enjoys hiking into the mountains to immerse himself in nature for a while. Getting away from city life now and then is a big plus for Cosmin. And it makes total sense to us. He probably needs to recharge those batteries after all that cycling!

Olivia Morosan

QA Engineer

Everyone say konnichiwa to Olivia. She’s 1-part passion for video games and 1-part keen eye for details: which makes up the perfect recipe for a QA Engineer if you ask us!

Love cake? If your answer to that question is YES, then Olivia is definitely someone you need in your life. She doesn’t just make cakes. She creates them; experimenting with all kinds of flavors and aesthetics. Her favorites usually involve copious amounts of chocolate or an abundance of fruit. Sometimes both.

When she’s not busy trying out new techniques in the kitchen, you can probably find her taking arrows to the knee while playing Elder Scrolls Online or hanging out with her daughter cat Kali.

Amelia Fugaciu

Tech Support Engineer

Embracing new challenges every day is the best way to learn. That’s what drives Amelia as she offers technical support for all the German-speaking Ghosties out there.

And for her, nothing beats the satisfaction of finding solutions to those challenges.

She can’t start her day without some good music and even better coffee! It fuels her mornings as well as keeping her warm when the weather gets a bit chilly. If it gets too cold, well, that’s the cue for her grumpy face. Not a fan.

Amelia is the youngest member of the team, so it only makes sense that she has the most energy too! She loves to stay active and is a bit of a sharpshooter on the basketball court, putting most of the guys in the office to shame. She’s also a passionate dancer and enjoys going on long walks in the summer.

Alin Aurel

Tech Support Engineer

We don’t just think Alin is a good fit at #TeamGhostie. We know it.

He’s got buckets full of experience in customer support and knows exactly how to walk users through any technical issues they may be having.

Having spent almost 13 years living in Germany, he’s no stranger to the language. And his time there can only be described as wunderbar! As a sports lover and MMA enthusiast, Alin can’t stand sitting around. Unless it’s while he’s practicing his guard position, of course. He’s been kickboxing since he was 12, and over the years he also trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The one thing that all these martial arts can’t defend him against is his allergy to pets. But hey, even Superman has his kryptonite. Right?

Angela Nicolescu

Cleaning Lady

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Ionuț Brînzan

Infrastructure Trainee

Meet Ionuţ, the trainee member of our Infrastructure team.

If your favorite programming language is C and you also think Linux is the best OS, you’ll get along just fine.

He’s on track to graduate from Politehnica this summer with a degree in Computer Science. He’s also super keen on virtualization; especially containers.

Drinking beer and playing board games is Ionut’s idea of a good time. His favorites include Backgammon and Settlers of Catan, because it makes him feel like an entrepreneur.

We can definitely see how combining the two could result in plenty of laughs!

As far as food is concerned, a Japanese menu is bound to put a smile on his face. Ionut really hates public speaking, though, and his dislike for PowerPoint presentations goes hand in hand.

Would he find it a better or more distracting if his lovely Bichon Frise, called Puffy, was in the audience?

Terolaviu Popescu

Infrastructure Trainee

Terolaviu enjoys breaking things apart to see how they work.

In fact, what he dislikes above all else is when something isn't available to check out under the hood.

This is one of the reasons he fancies Linux and the open source above any other software. Needless to say, he feels right at home as a part of our infrastructure team.

After floating around as a freelance programmer, Terolaviu decided to make #TeamGhostie his permanent home. And we couldn't be happier to have him on board to help develop and maintain some important projects.

He loves all things science, so while he's currently coding and maintaining systems, there's always the possibility he could walk into the office one day with a portable time machine!

Andrei Purnichescu

Jr. Product Manager

Andrei signed up for #TeamGhostie as a Junior Product Manager, which means he’s heavily involved in planning and delivering project features to keep CyberGhost in tip top shape.

What makes Andrei the perfect fit? Well, 8 years of experience in QA for the tech and video game industries certainly do the trick. He’s a home-grown talent as well, graduating from Tudor Vladimirescu high school, right here in Bucharest.

Truly good beer is one thing you can tempt him with. Andrei is on record saying he would even travel as far as Belgium, just to sip on some of his favorite amber nectar. He’s also a passionate gamer. And with FIFA being one of his favorites, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing him take part in our basement tournaments!

His biggest dislike is crowded places. We think this might be because he’s worried about those extra people drinking all the beer.

We’ve heard that Andrei would like to get a dog in future. Perhaps he could call it Pogs, after his favorite player – Paul Pogba.

Maura Dima

Vendor Manager

Maura is working closely with our infrastructure suppliers. Her role involves making important purchasing decisions and forging great relationships through collaboration.

Her experience in client management positions over the last 11 years means Maura is a hotshot when it comes to quality assurance, product management, sales and partnerships. She also recently majored in psychology.

A true foodie and an avid film buff, Maura loves trying new dishes while out to catch the latest movie in town. Traveling to new places is also something that she finds fascinating. And it allows her to sink her teeth into even more exotic cuisines.

Akasha! No, that’s not the sound Maura makes when she sneezes. It’s the name she calls her cat. We’re not quite sure where Maura came up with it, but Akasha agrees to answer to it.

The one thing in the world that Maura dislikes is the snooze button, for waking her up every 10 minutes each morning.

Iustin Monea

Full-Stack Developer

Young Monea in the house! Everybody raise the roof for Iustin, our passionate full stack PHP developer and resident problem solver.

Iustin is a hip-hop fan who really enjoys hanging out with friends and attending the occasional party. He graduated straight outta the Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest with a degree in Automatics and Applied Informatics.

His role on #TeamGhostie is to work wonders in the development of new features, and improve existing ones too.

As well as his love for music, Iustin likes to lose himself in a good book and tries his best to keep up with the latest movies.

He is also a keen gamer. Defence of the Ancients is his favorite, where you can usually find him working on his Pudge builds.

Gabriel Toma

Full-Stack Developer

Gabriel is a full stack developer with a full stack of books at home.

He just can’t get enough of the written word! Stephen King is his favorite author these days, although his first love was Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

His role is to take care of all our internal applications. Making sure they keep running well and helping to add new great features.

Gabriel graduated from the Technical University of Civil Engineering, right here in Bucharest, where he majored in systems engineering. Before joining #TeamGhostie, he spent the last few years honing his craft as an IT auditor, IT consultant, and web developer.

As well as being a bit of a bookworm and a code lover, he is also passionate about music, football, and TV shows. He usually spends his lazy Sundays listening to chill playlists, browsing Netflix or watching his favorite team play, Real Madrid.

Asking any questions before Gabriel finishes his morning coffee is a big mistake unless you want to be on the receiving end of his death stare (it’s seriously scary). In fact, the only one with permission to bother Gabriel when he wakes up is Mozart, his black and white cat.

Ariadna Martinescu

Marketing Specialist

Ariadna is quite possibly the most friendly and helpful person you’ll ever meet.

Here at #TeamGhostie, we rely on her email expertise and creative communication credentials to get the word out in wonderful ways.

After graduating with a degree in marketing, Ari went on to sharpen her skills as a marketing campaigns specialist in the e-commerce industry. Now, she's a queen of comms.

Ari loves to combine her two big interests: traveling and photography. Her camera may get a little dusty at times, but that’s when she knows another trip is due! She also lights up for literature and enjoys every aspect of a good book. That includes spending plenty of time in Bucharest’s many bookshops.

Iulia Marica

Tech Support Engineer

Iulia ist fantastisch when it comes to helping our German-speaking Ghosties figure how to get the best possible experience from their app.

Her motto is: when life gives you lemons, run away as fast as you can! She doesn’t like them at all. Still, even the world’s largest lemon wouldn’t terrify her as much as an earthquake.

Iulia graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences in Cluj-Napoca, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in special education. And before joining #TeamGhostie, she built up plenty of experience when it comes to helping users resolve their issues – even coordinating a team of engineers, which is no easy task!

When she’s not racing around to resolve tickets, she enjoys going to music festivals, watching Formula 1, and getting stuck into a good book.

Iulia doesn’t have a pet at the moment, but she loves the idea of looking after a hedgehog. So cute!

Marta Olaru

Tech Support Engineer

Bonjour! That’s the first word you’re likely to hear from Marta, our French-speaking tech support engineer who handles requests from, you guessed it, all the Ghosties in France.

She was over the moon when she found out that #TeamGhostie was her new home, and it wasn’t long until the rest of the office was all smiles too. Marta’s positivity is pretty catchy like that.

Before joining us, Marta worked in a similar role at a leading telecoms company where she also had the opportunity to test the latest devices before launch.

Marta is possibly definitely addicted to sweets. But that’s OK because she’s also addicted to the gym, so you know, everything balances out! She also finds it relaxing to take a drive with her favorite music playing.

Deep love and appreciation for animals led Marta to become a proud cat-mom. Johnny, her black and white cat, is very well-behaved and totally adorable!

Alin Duplea

Graphic UI/UX Designer

It might just be that the best products excel at two things: features and details. And Alin always has his eyes on both.

As our UX/UI designer, Alin puts his strong research skills to good use, creating wireframes for the best user experience. And it’s no wonder he has in-depth knowledge when it comes to analyzing our Ghosties’ wants and needs. Ever the curious, he dabbled in marketing and business administration when he was in college.

Alin likes to stay active, especially in his spare time. He enjoys traveling and exploring new countries, but he best burns off his energy playing sports. Football, tennis, you name it, he plays it. And as if this wasn’t enough, he’s also into aviation.

When he’s not running around, he relaxes by trying out new recipes and listening to music. So, stop by his desk for some cool tunes.

Bogdan Netejoru

BI Trainee

Give it up for Bogdan, the newest database enthusiast in our team! As a trainee in the Business Intelligence department, he’s learning the ropes of marketing, retail, and finance.

But don’t let yourself be fooled. Despite his young age, Bogdan is far from being green. He’s a student at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, but programming is already one of his strong suits.

Even in his spare time, he enjoys programming and experimenting with code. He’s also into video games, but what really gets him going is tennis. Even ping pong can make his heart skip a beat. Make sure to challenge him to a game in our basement.

Cristina Pandelea

BI Trainee

Cristina, our trainee, is quickly turning into our go-to Ghostie when it comes to numbers.

After workings for two years in strategic marketing, she set her heart on business growth. And as a graduate of the Polytechnic University, it fits her just right. Prescriptive analytics might be just a complicated calculus for us, but Cristina is the master of her trade.

If we made it sound like she loves all the numbers, you should know what’s not really the case. Cristina can’t stand 8. It’s the number of legs spiders have, and she hates them.

When she’s not busy checking out graphs and delving into the statistics, Cristina enjoys traveling. Whether it’s closer to home in Europe or some new, exotic place in South East Asia, she’s on board.

In her spare time, Cristina is very passionate about dancing, especially Latino styles. After all, maybe the steps are just another number’s game for her.

Ada Ivan

Malware Analyst

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Alex Bitu Tudoran

Content Writer

Alex’s fascination with storytelling led him to pursue a career in marketing.

He has a keen interest in consumer’s behavior. That’s why he likes to focus on creating compelling content, beating controls, and trying to figure out what makes people tick.

Thanks to his background in online advertising and sales, he’s comfortable thinking about the big picture with a conversion-driven mindset.

Before starting his career in digital marketing, he majored in European Studies at The Hague University.

As a teenager, he used to play guitar in a few underground bands in Bucharest. His hobbies still include discovering obscure bands. He’s also into weird comics and silly movies.

Growing up, he wanted to be a time-traveler. Around the age of 6, he realized it would most likely never happen to him. Oh well… maybe in a future lifetime.

Antonia Still

iOS / macOS Developer Trainee

Developing Apple products might be a skill hard to master, but Antonia is up to the challenge.

Her passion for making sure everything runs smoothly on a device goes way back for Antonia. It might be related to the fact that she’s always been troubleshooting her mom’s computer problems.

Now, this Ghostie knows how to bring about the best user experience.

When she’s away from her gadgets, nature helps her relax. Antonia enjoys scouting in the wilderness and camping. But during days with bad weather, you’ll find her indoors, leveling up in video games or working on her painting skills.

One final trivia bit about Antonia? She hates olives, so keep them away from her, and no one gets hurt.

Jan Staffel

Back-End Developer

Jan is here to make sure everything at CyberGhost VPN runs server-side smoothly.

His previous experience in process development makes him our go-to guy when it comes to payment implementation and API components. And since he’s really into crafting and tinkering, his attention to details is out of this world. He doesn’t like to brag about it though. He hates arrogance.

In his spare time, Jan is a laid-back guy. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also takes pride in his garden, which he tends to frequently. Isn’t that just the recipe for a very welcoming home?

Antonio Rusu

Tech Support Engineer

Antonio is one of our French-speaking Ghosties, working his magic in our Customer Support team. Using la langue de Baudelaire, he makes sure our community can always enjoy the best CyberGhost VPN experience.

Dealing with people is no easy task, but this is not Antonio’s first time at the rodeo. He’s used to being a Customer Representative, so he knows how to tackle even the hardest technical challenges. What’s more, thanks to his degree in Political Sciences, Antonio really has a way with words.

When he’s not on troubleshooting duty, he enjoys video games and good TV series. From time to time, he embarks on adventures and sets off to explore new places.

Simina Stancu

Fraud Specialist

Simina joined our team after spending six years working in the payment industry. Now mitigating fraud risks and optimizing flows come naturally to her.

We’re sure her background as a Faculty of Economics graduate also helps identifying and tackling fraudsters.

By now, we’re sure Simina’s dislike for baddies in thriller series is what makes her so good at keeping fraudsters away from our systems.

Her investigative nature also makes her an explorer at heart. Simina takes every opportunity to explore new cities and discover new music artists. You can never get enough of this world, right? She’s also down to groove at a concert if the music is good.

Just don’t be late or you will make her mad. But she might forgive you if you get her a good book. Or two. ;)

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