Meet the monduneers
Director, Talent Development & Engagement
To be totally honest, there was one core reason I felt truly excited to join Mondu. As someone working in the People space – though perhaps an ideal for many people – it was important for me to lead the department of talent development and engagement in a company where I could respect the core values and behaviours of its leaders.
My team’s mission is to ensure that the talents we’ve been successful in hiring can fulfill and expand on their potential, to optimally drive forward the overarching Mondu mission.
There are a number of ways to fulfill the above team mission, and like in any start-up, a million things that should have been worked on ‘yesterday’ already. Many initiatives we work on can take months to come to fruition. So, I tend to get excited by the small stuff. Is this person’s CV better today than when they joined Mondu? It’s incredibly fulfilling to see someone succeeding here. And by success, I mean that they are learning something new.
I’m not sure it’s ‘fun’ but I’m quite handy with car mechanics! When I was younger, I had a 12-year old Renault Clio. To save money, every time it broke down (almost weekly), I’d repair it in my Dad’s garage with the help of a Haynes repair manual!
Sr. Pricing Analyst
I was super excited to enter in a new market that has such a huge potencial and Mondu is growing and evolving really fast to conquer this new market.
Pricing mission is to evaluate the market and provide the best prices to the merchants in order to make both of our business grow and stay profitable.
To interact with so many people from such different backgrounds and origins. Mondu has employers from all over the world and from many different industries.
I already did the A1 level of german 3 times. I started learning german 8 years ago and since then, I have been on an up and down with this language. Already got to the B1 level, but stopped practising and went back to the A1 level once more.
I can push my pointer finger back until it touches the back of my hand. Never found anyone who could do this, but never used it to anything other than impress strangers in a bar.
The city feels very international, I met people from many different countries and continents. This environment makes me feel super comfortable being an expat.
Sr. Software Engineer
Joining a fresh startup and getting a chance to build products from scratch: brainstorming with my team, creating something unique and seeing it grow and cover more intricate details of business processes is incredibly motivating.
Turning ideas into reality. Engineering to me is all about that and it works a little bit like magic – you can make pretty much anything happen. This is what has been fueling me my entire career. At Mondu, the dreams are big and sorcerers have a lot of work to do! *rolls up sleeves*
I think I was 26 years old when I realised that Istanbul is the same city as Constantinople. I have only come across the song later. I’m a good example of how some people are only smart in very particular areas 😀
Sr. Talent Acquisition
For me, it was the opportunity to be part of a team that was just starting, building things from scratch, and participating in each stage of Mondu’s change.
We have one of the most important missions: to grow Mondu, hire the new Monduneers, and shape the teams that will build the incredible products and projects upcoming.
Meeting new people, talking to different teams, understanding the culture and the needs to find the new Monduneers.
Diana Uribe: Historian that used to have a radio show and now transitioned into a podcast to keep sharing the history of the world, she makes me imagine every corner of different countries being closer.
I still play Pokemon Go. Who wants to join?
I’m good at making friends with animals, usually, most of them like me.
Diversity! you can be whoever you want, dress however you want, and will not be criticized, being creative is a big deal in Berlin!
I was most excited about working with a group of talented people who are equally motivated to accomplish great things with the company. Joining Mondu makes me feel like I am part of an exhilarating journey that’s waiting to unfold!
To build a world-class B2B BNPL product that provides an incredible experience to each user in this space.
Translating a vision to a working product is an exciting journey. As a part of developing a product for an early-stage startup like ours involves working on key problems that we are looking to solve for our users. I find this to be the most exciting part of my role!
I have read the Harry Potter series a grand total of 17 times.
Being able to justify impulse purchases! (Buy Now, Think Later 😉
Sunsets in the summer, the laid-back vibe of the city and the amazing beer!
Senior Sales Manager
We have a really diverse workforce here and although we are only active in the German market so far, we have people from all over the world. Besides, it was appealing for me to be part of something big right from the start.
Even if it is Sales, it is not Sales for me. It’s more about showing companies that processes can be simplified and that they can get a solution through Mondu that is indispensable in the B2C market. We work together in partnership, because we will only be successful if our partners are.
I don’t have one idol, I think you can take the good from many people and implement it for yourself. So a main part of the family is my role model. My parents, who support me in everything, or my twin sister, who helps people in the social sector and so on.
Of course, to win a new partner and prove to them that our solution is really as good as we say it is.
In my spare time I do male ballet in the carnival club and stand on stages with up to 800 people and don’t take myself seriously.
I can turn my foot completely backwards so that it points in the other direction.
Still living in Frankfurt 😉
Senior Talent Acquisition
The most exciting aspect was joining a team where all members were equally excited and motivated to grow. Growth is often talked about as a very impersonal occurrence, that magically happens. In reality, growth is teamwork, trust, and true motivation of making a difference. I joined for that, and I’m seeing that! That is rare!
Build the best teams, period! The best teams come together when you know where you want to be and what you need to get there. So far, it seems that in our team, everyone knows where we want to be, and what kind of people we need for that.
P!nk. She is strong, she is determined, and she doesn’t care about the ney-sayers! She was a true inspiration for me back when I was a teenager, and she still is. I mean would you fly around above thousands of fans, doing acrobatic tricks and singing, and have your two kids and husband with you on tour whilst supporting her ever-growing community?! The energy and attitude are relentless, and that’s what I’d like to be!
Seeing the direct impact my work is making on the business. As long as I make the right decisions, everyone else along the line will benefit. I see that I carry a heavy load of responsibility, and that is a great feeling to have in a company.
I used to DJ and co-created a series of parties with my good friends called Beach Babe Bonanza. It was all about endorsing female DJs in Estonia. I am still very passionate about music, and am in the process of building my own vinyl collection!
I remember most of the song lyrics from the 90s and early 00s. You want to sing an obscure 90s hit, you let me know!
Schöneberg – it’s beautiful and gay. I’d share my morning coffee with a bear any day of the week, rather than with a P-Berg mom who only buys bio, because she can!
Senior Marketing Designer
My main motivation to join Mondu was the the opportunity to join a business, and a team of very capable and experienced people, at such an early stage. I’m enthusiastic about the product we are making, and from being given the trust to perform autonomously in my area of expertise.
Our mission is to make sure business owners get to know Mondu and to convey to them the message that we can support them in increasing their revenues and customer satisfaction.
Eduardo Galeano. He was an incredible writer/historian, who used his talent to bring to light important Latin American sociopolitical matters.
Establishing design processes that will benefit our team in the future as well as starting to develop our brand’s visual communication.
In my spare time, I’ll either be reading a fantasy book or working on personal art projects.