Hello, I’m Danilo da Silva, a Brazilian currently living in The Netherlands since 2008.

As an experienced Agile leader with focus on new product development, team management and solutions design, my passions are in building products and helping teams (over)achieve their goals, always using data to make better decisions and improve customer experience.

My personal vision statement is: “Always go above and beyond, because then they have no choice but to reward you.”

Project management, leading project portfolios of different team sizes and locations (onsite and offshore). Practicing servant leadership, using Agile Methodologies to develop products and services of value to end users.

I've been responsible for building departments, team workflows, procedures and common vision.

I love doing what I do.

Project Management

Data Analysis (R, Excel, MySQL)

PHP, Perl, Python

Management / Strategy

2014 - Present

Myngle B.V., Amsterdam, NL

Director of Technology and Operations

Company transitioned from B2C to B2B operations doubling in staff size, multiple times over growth in revenue.

Main responsibility: process optimization and structuring of multiple departments (Education, Technology, Customer Service, Sales, Accounting and Finance). Ensuring company strategy is aligned with all team members, providing guidance, coaching and expertise assistance as needed. Also overseeing staffing recruitment and selection process.

Others: Business intelligence data analysis (Excel, MySQL, R language for statistical computing, Python).

2008 - 2013

Myngle B.V., Amsterdam, NL

Director of Technology

Company achieved over 2 million EUR in funding, winning multiple awards such as European Venture Summit and Accenture Innovation.

Main responsibility: through Agile principles (Scrum, Kanban, XP) lead in-house and offshore development teams to build an entire synchronous language learning platform serving thousands of business clients. PHP, MySQL, Linux and FreeBSD, did code reviews and wrote feature description. Also produced projects for third party partners such as Randstad and KLM. Deliverables with deployment cycles of around 2 weeks.

2007 - 2008

Myngle B.V., Fortaleza, Brazil - Amsterdam, NL

Co-founder and Manager of Education

Was one of the founding team members involved in the development of the company's Business Plan.

Main responsibility: worked directly with the CEO to define strategy for online synchronous foreign language learning. Worked with cross-functional teams in multiple countries to facilitate definition and implementation of technical tools, procedures for Live online lessons.

2004 - 2006

Berlitz International, Fortaleza, Brazil

Manager of Education

Company reached the top-ten biggest Berlitz Language Center franchises in Latin America and second with highest sales growth in 2005.

Main responsibility: create and execute pedagogical, logistical, inside sales, marketing and customer service areas of the Language Center, in accordance to HQ's overall mission guidance. Branch doubled in size (revenues and staffing) and obtained lowest customer drop-off rate since its start.

2015

Johns Hopkins University

Specialization, Data Science

2015

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Specialization, Business Foundations

2014

Accredited by PeopleCERT Group, aligned with ASQ

Six Sigma Green Belt

1998 - 2002

University of Missouri (Honors)

Psychology - cum laude

Sociology - cum laude

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Project Management Institute

Professional Scrum Master - PSM I

Scrum.org

PRINCE2® Foundation in Project Management (PR2F)

EXIN