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 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!"
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.
Mihaela studied International Economic Relations, and she holds a degree in Management of international Affairs. Her job is working on a daily basis with partners and realizing cover mounts.
If you would have to picture a childish girl with a sunny disposition, her looks would pretty much summarize everything. But don’t get fooled by her naïve, innocent appearance (we secretly think she drank at some point from the Fountain of Youth). She can be really tough when it comes to work, or defending her personal point of view on an important matter. Otherwise, she’s very Zen, and always manages to keep a positive attitude.
When Mihaela is not working she enjoys cycling and being a bookworm. I have to mention she’s also an early birdie, but I guess that’s part of the healthy life she has chosen to lead.
When asked about the things she dislikes, she didn’t have to think too much: bullies and self-important pricks.
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.
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 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.
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.
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".
Tech enthusiast, cybersecurity fan, PR professional, dog person, wanderlust sufferer and daydreamer.
Regrets, she had a few. The biggest one is not choosing a tech education. Painting with words, Silvana seeks stories in all the wrong places - eventually finds them.
Efficiently combining top notch security software promotion with the fight against censorship and freedom of the Internet, Silvana is open to any smart idea. So, bring it on and let's make the Internet a better place, where people feel safe, have their privacy protected and are free.
Modest by nature, Andrei enjoys referring to himself as the Master of the Universe.
This job title hardly does him any justice though, as, besides poking servers back into submission, he also takes care of general office IT management. Just make sure not to bug him very early in the morning, unless you want to discuss airsoft, gaming or motorcycles.
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.
A freakishly straightforward, yet good-humored Ghostie, Andrei always manages to surprise us with a witty remark.
For example, he insisted we include this cheeky motto in his description, so here it goes, Andrei: I will punish you with pleasure. And pleasure you with pain.
On a more serious note, Andrei's work responsibilities include channel development of partnership strategies for CyberGhost services, as well as looking for new business opportunities in international environments.
Outside office hours, Andrei dedicates most of his time to his “mini-me” (his adorable son, whom we wish he brought more often to work). Otherwise, music, astronomy, movies, traveling and, of course, sports are his preferred escape from reality, without which this world would probably be a lot more dull.
A fresh graduate of the Polytechnics University of Bucharest and one of the youngest Ghosties, Andreea always manages to impress us through her enthusiasm and amazing ability to bring order into chaos.
When she is not keeping track of invoices, answering e-mails or blocking naughty IPs, our diligent colleague unwinds by taking trips with her friends, watching movies, reading, going to the gym and cycling.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
A veteran of old-school tech support in the field of Internet Security, Costa is here to help users enjoy a flawless CyberGhost experience.
With a background in fine arts, he can turn the most tedious of conversations into philosophical debates. Just ask him to join you for a beer and see for yourself!
He also loves keeping up to date with gaming news and pop-culture, and why not, taking the occasional trip to the gym. All things related to tech and gaming spark his interest and he also confesses to have seen an absurd number of movies.
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.
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'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 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.
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 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.
Vlad is here to make life easier for CyberGhost users, by creating and implementing smart and user-friendly UIs aka User Interfaces.
Although he is currently studying Computer Science and speaks many of the magical languages of programming, he is not all about computers and gadgets. That is why he enjoys spending his free time reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, riding motorcycles and cooking. Yes, you read right – cooking. However, we, his colleagues, need some evidence of this pastime and would love to try some of his kitchen experiments. No pressure, Vlad!
We promise to even properly squeeze all the toothpaste tubes in your vicinity properly (surely not from the middle, because we know how much you hate that), if you organize a tasting session anytime soon.
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.
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.
Andrei believes everyone has a sense of humour so he likes to try out a new joke every day, even if it's a bad one.
So don’t take it personally if the next joke is on you, especially since he knows when to stop and when to start taking things seriously.
His job at CyberGhost combines technical tasks with administrative duties, making sure all servers function properly while handling the infrastructure and security technologies. Otherwise, Andrei is an outdoor person and he likes to go out and grab a beer with his friends, and discover new and interesting places when he travels.
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.
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 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.
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!).
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.
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 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’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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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 started as a Content Marketer at CyberGhost but soon leveled up. She now leads our Content team and gets involved in everything from texts for the website to GIFs and videos.
Her attention to detail can be scary, but we testify it eventually grows on you.
When she's not glued to the internet, Alexandra loves traveling and taking pictures. As an avid seeker of niceness, she's all about noticing obscure details. For fun, adrenaline-inducing flights are her thing. You can often find her at airshows, head in the clouds and all starry-eyed.
In the mood for a joke? Make sure to stop by her desk, she's punstoppable.
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 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 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!
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally from Ukraine, but now working with our team in Germany, Mariia is all about creating wonderful things for Ghosties to discover on their iPhone or MacBook.
And more importantly, ensuring that everything is running smoothly.
Most people would be happy if they achieved a master’s degree in Computer Science; but not Mariia. She just can’t get enough and is already working towards a master’s degree in Management & Business Analytics too. Talk about a brainiac!
In case you hadn’t picked up on it already, Mariia can’t stand being idle for too long. She travels whenever she can, feeding one of her passions – exploring new places and cultures. The other passion that she feeds regularly? Well, that’s where her cat Smoki comes into play (literally). And when her hands aren’t too busy with the little ball of fur, she uses them to create lovely handmade crafts.
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!
Daryna adds just the right amount of flair to our development team.
Every day, her mind is focused on a single goal above all else: make an Android app which Ghosties will enjoy using.
If you ask Daryna about her life, she’ll probably tell you that it’s FAN-FLIPPING-TASTIC. After all, she was awarded Ukranian national honors for her achievements in aerobic gymnastics! She also achieved a gold medal in her studies; landing a master’s degree in Informatics and Computer Engineering.
Perfecting her craft when it comes to Android development is not Daryna’s only interest. You can find her skiing in the Carpathian Mountains every winter. She also enjoys travelling and attending music festivals whenever she can.
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.
Starting out in sales before moving into online marketing set Valentin on the perfect path to becoming our Affiliate Manager.
His experience in the trading sector in particular means that he’s always hungry for new clients and the best deals.
Also, he’s had no problem adapting to the sometimes-a-little-bit-noisy office here at Ghostie HQ.
Kicking off his career isn’t the only talent that can be attributed to Valentin’s feet. He’s a fully trained kickboxer, which he says helps him focus and stay disciplined in all areas, no matter what’s going on around him. A true sports lover, football has remained a passion throughout his life too. In fact, as a boy he dreamt of playing professionally. Although it’s less Messi-esque and more messy desk for Valentin these days – but don’t tell him we said that!
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.
Tom loves to do 2 things with his time: learn and create.
So, it only makes sense that his role at CyberGhost is all about content. Whether it’s writing the latest blog posts or working with video, as our Content Marketer, he’s always looking to turn great ideas into some super resources for fellow Ghosties.
He studied Philosophy (his first love!) at University, which has very little to do with marketing but did equip him with the ability to explain pretty complex ideas in more accessible ways. University is where he also got involved in organizing live music concerts – eventually setting up his own company to bring artists from all over the world to his hometown.
In his spare time, Tom is usually on the hunt for new music to add to his extensive record collection. He’s also big on travelling and football, sometimes combining the two by visiting cities around Europe just so he can catch a game at a new stadium.
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?
We are 68.