Ricardo Parro

Engineering Manager, CTO, and Advisor in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Beating the 90% of startups that fail through the right use of technology and people skills.

I'm a global techie who loves building innovative businesses with inspirational people. I've already demonstrated drive, innovation and adaptability by having built several successful tech teams and systems for businesses on different continents and in unrelated sectors.

-Wonga.com(UK) as a Web developer (London-UK) - from MVP to 1.2 billion dollars;
-Printi.com.br (Brazil) as a CTO (São Paulo - Brazil) - from MVP to 25 million dollars exit (merging with Vista Print);
-Tacerto.com (Brazil) as a CTO (São Paulo - Brazil) - from 200 to 1200 insurances issued per month;
- 3rd place at The Next Web (TNW) LATAM Hackathon (competing against 100 developers)
- Tradeshift (Denmark) as an Engineering Manager - 1st Place at the Global Team Camp Challenge/Hackathon in Bucharest

I have been building systems for successful businesses around the world for the last 10 years (Lisbon -> London -> São Paulo -> Copenhagen). During these years I've have been developing an expertise in building scalable systems and managing distributed and in-office tech teams.
I had the pleasure to help Wonga.com in it's infancy and to take part on one of the Uk's most innovative businesses. Wonga estimated value in 2013 was around $1.2 billion.
More recently I was the CTO of Printi and helped this startup to grow from an MVP (before funding) to exit (Vista Print acquisition - NASDAQ:VPRT, http://onforb.es/1tsC2sS , http://tcrn.ch/10GqHi1 ) in 2 years.I built Printi's website and systems and was invited to move to Brazil after Series A of funding (1.2 million dollars) to continue working on what I started.

At the moment I am thriving in the nordic startup scene.

  • Work
    • tradeshift.com
  • Education
    • Instituto Superior Técnico