João Carreiro

Business Developer and Product Innovator in Lisboa, Portugal

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Consistently seeking new challenges, I have recently accepted a new one: Defining and leading the offer in Digital Transformation and Innovation at Altran, the undisputed global leader in engineering and R&D services.

Focusing on user experience and using highly iterative and validation based methodologies like Design Thinking or Lean Startup, I'm responsible for strategy, sales, operations, and delivery for my business unit and report to the Portuguese Board.

I always felt the need to create and make things better but the first time I actually did something with impact was when I was 16 and decided to create what was the 1st online radio in Portugal.

At the age of 18, I started my first company in the area of electronic security and home/office automation where it became the main supplier of criminal investigation equipment in Portugal. At the same time, I launched the first National Engineering Competition in Europe, which currently takes place in over 30 countries.

That experience made me discover the part of management I am better at is strategy, more specifically in new business development and scaling.

In 2011 I became the youngest technical sales responsible for a company working in homeland security and soon after that, founded another company that developed and launched the world smallest 4G HD video server in one of the most restricted markets in the world with less than 0.6M$.

After years of working in innovation and product development in high-tech markets, I realized that I love crafting products and experiences and thrive in user-centered projects.

Love driving, creating and meeting new people. It is my intention to make a difference in the world, help people and be happy! I am a climber, an adventurer and a risk taker with a particular love for the outdoors.

Being an entrepreneur is not only hard, it is painful. I did a lot of mistakes that cost me countless sleepless nights. If you need anything I'm right here: joaocarreiro@gmail.com