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Meet the dynamic team driving our success

Daniel Coman

Manager Digital Identity

Daniel has over a decade of experience leading technical teams and projects in software development. He specializes in IT architecture, IT security, software development, IT service management, technical project management, and technical leadership. Passionate about coding and emerging technologies, he focuses on continuous learning and innovation to add value.
 
As manager of the Digital Identity team, he promotes unity and motivation to achieve collective goals, valuing individual contributions and prioritizing performance and innovation. Daniel stresses the importance of digital identity in our digital-centric world and predicts increased global investment in this area as a key driver of economic growth. 

"Digital identity will remain immensely important as we navigate a digital-first world. Increasingly, institutions worldwide will prioritize investment in digital identity, recognizing its pivotal role in driving economic growth." 

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Daniel Coman
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Gabriela Gheorghe

Manager Tech Experience

Gabriela possesses extensive expertise in IT Agile methodologies, having served as a Delivery Lead and Program Manager, overseeing complex digital transformation initiatives. She excels in leading and motivating teams, demonstrating strong leadership qualities and inspiring others to excel. With great critical thinking skills, Gabriela facilitates sound decision-making and drives teams toward success.

 

TechX is our latest venture within ITSS, focusing on business operations to ensure the efficiency and intelligence of our delivery process. It fosters adaptability and collaboration to facilitate the efficient and timely delivery of projects. Her diverse team of business analysts, project managers, UI/UX designers, and QA engineers collaborate to deliver high-quality solutions by analysing user requirements, managing timelines and resources, designing intuitive interfaces, and rigorously testing products for quality and reliability. 

"At TechX we prioritize methodologies and deliverables, striving to enhance ITSS project efficiency, quality, and profitability. We establish completion milestones and use measurement tools for consistent, high-quality outcomes."

Gabriela Gheorghe

Ramona Dinescu

Manager Digital Transformation

Ramona is a dedicated IT professional with a proactive mindset and a passion for guiding diverse projects to success. She has over 8 years of experience in sectors such as banking, telecommunications, and retail, focusing on Business Integration, Digital Identity, Open Banking, and Digital Transformation. Ramona excels in software engineering areas like architecture, security, cloud computing, and project management, and is skilled in designing, planning, and implementing backend solutions while providing technical support for various systems.

As an Engineering Manager overseeing a team of 30 professionals, she leads the full lifecycle of projects, from proposal to production support. She also serves as a Solution Architect for enterprise projects on Digital Identity Management and Business Integration. Ramona is proficient in technologies like ESB, Message Queues, Rest APIs, ForgeRock/PingIdentity Stack, and Cloud Solutions. In the ever-evolving IT landscape, adaptability is paramount. Her team focuses on enhancing operational processes (#keepITsmart) and embracing Cloud First & Cloud Ready strategies (#keepITtech) in the IT landscape. 

“In today's fast-paced technological landscape, professionals must embrace lifelong learning to stay relevant in their industries. Adaptability and a commitment to growth are essential for success.”

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Ramona Dinescu
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Andrei Rizea

Manager Digital Touch

Andrei is an accomplished Engineering Manager specializing in leading technical teams and projects across a range of technologies including Web, iOS, Android, Multi-platform mobile apps, backend, and DevOps within the software development realm. With over 7 years of expertise, he focuses on implementing mobile solutions that meet industry standards. He excels in architecture, security, software development, people, and project management.

 

The Digital Touch department was established to provide best-in-class web and mobile applications for both external and internal use, ensuring competitiveness in the digital transformation landscape. The web development team enhances and maintains web applications for optimal user experience, using diverse programming languages and frameworks. The mobile development team crafts native and cross-platform mobile apps for iOS and Android, focusing on seamless user experiences. Objectives include enhancing architectural models for application flexibility and maintainability, improving unit tests for mobile and web apps, and automating continuous delivery processes through CI/CD for efficient product delivery. 

"We created the Digital Touch department to prioritize best-in-class web and mobile applications for our customers' digital transformation, aiming to enhance their competitiveness." 

Andrei Rizea

Brîndușa Toncu

Manager Api Development & Platform Engineering 

Brîndușa is a seasoned professional with over 23 years of experience in developing and implementing Digital Channels solutions across various industries, including insurance, eCommerce, telecom, retail, healthcare, and banking. She excels in leading teams with a compassionate and dedicated approach, always emphasizing technical excellence and achieving tangible results. Her expertise lies in delivering high-quality solutions and driving cloud transformation initiatives, particularly in the realm of open banking solutions. Recently, she has been focusing on enhancing the SmartPG product to streamline the open banking system in the EU.

Brîndușa's API Development & Platform Engineering department plays a crucial role in supporting ITSS's strategic objectives by optimizing service offerings through API Management and enhancing product performance. They are committed to staying at the forefront of AWS architectures, prioritizing rigorous testing, meeting project timelines and budgets, and implementing automation for operational efficiency and client satisfaction.

"Our continuous pursuit is to automate as many processes as possible, enhancing operational efficiency and allowing us to concentrate on delivering high-value solutions to our clients." 

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Brindusa Toncu
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Alexandru Lefter

Fintech Delivery Manager 

Alex has recently stepped up to lead our product delivery efforts. With a deep passion for software technologies, he brings over 8 years of experience to the table, consistently driving great organizational outcomes through a positive attitude, intelligence, and a relentless pursuit of learning. Skilled in coordinating cross-functional teams, Alex excels at solving complex problems and is dedicated to continuous improvement to support his team's success. His leadership qualities shine through his extroverted, confident, and hardworking nature. With great communication skills and emotional intelligence, Alex is an asset to his team of 35 members comprising various roles.

 

A risk-taker who thrives in challenging situations, Alex is adaptable, responsible, and loyal to his team and the organization. He has successfully managed the delivery of four different products and actively contributes to product roadmap discussions. Alex is committed to driving innovation in the open banking sector in Romania alongside ITSS, and in collaboration with Smart Fintech. 

"At the Innovation Hub we are the driving force behind transformative fintech and open banking solutions. Our mission is to pioneer innovation, foster collaboration, and deliver impactful products that shape the future of digital finance."

Alexandru Lefter

Anamaria Georgescu

Executive Partner IT Smart Systems

Ana is a highly experienced technical and sales consultant with extensive knowledge in integrated informatic systems solutions and service-oriented architectures. She has assisted large international enterprise customers in industries such as finance, telecommunications, retail, and utilities for the past 18 years.

Recently, she co-founded the Romanian fintech start-up Smart Fintech that emerges from the two words: Finance and Technology. The company is set as an innovation lab focusing on delivering open banking solutions based on the PSD2 (soon PSD3) EU Directive and aims to bring value-added services to the Romanian market, related to payments and bank account information. Ana is also involved in the European Initiative Group for legislative proposals to the European Parliament, and she is a board member of the Romanian Fintech Association.  

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Anamaria Georgescu
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Cristian Barbu

Founder and Managing Partner IT Smart Systems 

Cristi, the founder of IT Smart Systems and an IT Software Developer at heart, infuses the team with his infectious positivity, boundless drive, and unyielding resolve. Through his forward-thinking approach, the company has soared to the top of the digital transformation realm and solidified its position as a key player in the fintech sector.

 

From staying abreast of the latest tech trends to developing innovative in-house products, ITSS has consistently outpaced the competition by embracing the ever-evolving digital landscape. By tailoring its offerings to suit the specific needs of Europe and the Middle East, the company has positioned itself as a leader in catering to the digitalization trends of these regions. A significant achievement in 2022: nearly 90% of ITSS projects and deliveries now cater to EU Financial Services.

“ITSS will define itself as a Digital Transformation Company as long as Digital Transformation remains an imperative for enterprises which is, I think pretty much forever: from paper, brick, and mortar to digital, from on-prem to cloud, from physical assets to digital assets, from traditional financial services to DeFi, the journey will never end."

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Andrei Dumitru

Executive Partner IT Smart Systems

Andrei is an Executive Partners at ITSS and comes with a wealth of experience in Digital Customer Experience, IT Security, Digital Identity, Cloud-Native Technology and Digital Business Transformation. With a track record of assisting major international clients in the Telecom and Banking sectors for almost 20 years, Andrei is dedicated to accelerating their Digital Transformation Programs.

His current focus includes researching and developing solutions for Open Banking and Digital Identity, with a particular emphasis on addressing security challenges. Additionally, he is actively involved in advancing AI technology within the company Through close collaboration with leading software vendors and initiative groups, Andrei co-founded Smart Fintech, an innovation lab dedicated to delivering cutting-edge open banking solutions at the intersection of Finance and Technology. 

“Many financial services customers are re-platforming their Open Banking interface with cloud native solutions, which is expected to improve API quality and drive Open Banking adoption.” 

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Mihaela Georgescu

Executive Partner IT Smart Systems

Mishi is a Senior Partner at IT Smart Systems and she embarked on her journey with the company in 2005 as an IT Business Analyst. With a keen focus on fostering business and organizational growth, she has played a pivotal role in steering the company towards success for nearly two decades. From nurturing a small team of dedicated professionals to building a thriving community of over 100 individuals, Mihaela's leadership has been marked by her curiosity, adaptability, and drive for innovation across various business functions including IT, finance, marketing, and HR. Her leadership style is characterized by a blend of compassion, teamwork, and a commitment to continuous improvement and market responsiveness.

 

A staunch advocate for efficiency, Mihaela has extended her expertise into the realm of fintech, co-founding the Romanian startup Smart Fintech in 2019. Currently, she oversees the development of key departments such as Human Resources, Marketing, Employer Branding, and Finance at IT Smart Systems, viewing the professional community as the heart of the company's success.

“Building a business is about the journey, not just the end goal. Stay present, adapt, and embrace opportunities along the way. Enjoy the process and stay committed to creating something meaningful as you progress.” 

Mihaela Georgescu

Alexandru Cociu

Executive Partner IT Smart Systems

Alex, a seasoned executive partner at IT Smart Systems and co-founder of Smart Fintech, boasts nearly two decades of experience assisting global enterprise clients across various sectors. He's a pro at simplifying technological processes and driving cutting-edge digital transformations in finance, telecommunications, retail, and utilities. Alex's passion for technology and digital advancements shines through, especially in his exciting vision for innovation in open banking. He's a true inspiration to his team and a key player in driving business growth.

Recently, he's been diving into the dynamic world of fintech, co-founding the Romanian startup Smart Fintech in 2019. Get ready to be impressed by Alex's expertise and forward-thinking approach to technology and business.

"Staying relevant in a crowded market is more about the people and the vision and less about the products and software development. It’s hard to adapt, learn, and keep track of the speed of innovation, but that’s what motivates me and my team." 

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