Our Team

Our Team

Meet the SSL Dragon team – our fearless dragons

Roman M. Founder & adviser dragon Has a wide experience as an IT entrepreneur for more than 10 years

Roman made his first steps in IT back in 2004. Since 2006 he founded, developed and ran a group of four IT companies which spread their operations internationally, and succeeded to provide their services to hundreds of small, medium and large companies throughout the world. In 2010 and 2014, Roman co-founded several ecommerce businesses which continue to conduct sales in 100+ countries up to this day.

Roman was also involved as a team leader and had managing roles in many startups throughout the years, contributing to their growth and development. Some of the startups were social networking websites, augmented reality apps, and face recognition projects. Roman gained a lot of experience on how to take an idea, develop a great product out of it, launch it, make customers love it, and make it become a success.

SSL Dragon is one of Roman’s favorite projects, where he serves both as a founder and adviser. Roman’s involvement with SSL Dragon is of a great benefit for everybody involved, and especially for the customers who will greatly benefit from SSL Dragon’s outstanding online security services. Being based in San Jose, which is the heart of Silicon Valley, and a very inspiring and meaningful location for technology entrepreneurs and companies, Roman’s next goal on SSL Dragon is to take the company globally.

Alina M. Operations dragon She took an active role in the development of the company and its products

Alina is a part of SSL Dragon since Day One. She saw the company going through all phases, from the idea stage, to the architecture phase, the development, and launch. She took an active role in the development of the company by shaping the way the SSL Dragon’s products and services are made and presented. During the SSL Dragon’s development, and now while SSL Dragon is fully operational and is selling its security solutions throughout the world, Alina has a key role in making things happen by organizing our entire team’s work towards the delivery of our services to all our greatly appreciated customers.

Alina has a Bachelor Degree in Economic Science, and 7 years of experience in IT projects where she served as a Senior Project Manager. Her education in Economics and her experience in IT are a great combination for one to be able to perform in a company like SSL Dragon. Our narrow specialization in online security services, together with the need of managing our IT personnel towards a common goal of serving our clients best, make Alina a great and indispensable asset in our company.

Alina has a lot of merits on what SSL Dragon has become, and she is a strong influencer on what SSL Dragon is going to be in the future. With her fine eye for creative and beautiful things, her hard work, dedication and passion towards making things look and work close to perfection, we can only expect SSL Dragon to reach new heights in the months and years to come.

Sergiu O. Online security dragon Ensures the protection and legal compliance of the company’s website and products

Sergiu is our online security guru on whose expertise we rely on very much. With his experience and background, we are very lucky to have him on board. We feel very secure and have much confidence by knowing that we have somebody of Sergiu’s level of knowledge and experience in online security in our team.

Sergiu is the one who leads our online security department, creates the security standards, rules and policies, and assures the implementation of the highest security measures and solutions for our customers. Being our security person #1, Sergiu brings a very important online security insight into our company by keeping the entire team up-to-date with the most recent security threats, and the best solutions to prevent and fight them.

Sergiu is our internal hacker who has to think like one, in order to protect SSL Dragon and all our customers from real hackers. Sergiu has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and worked as a back-end developer and system engineer for 12+ years before joining SSL Dragon. He has years of experience in securing websites, servers and online systems, and he did that for large customers who had a lot of sensitive data to protect.

Sergiu was also the one to create and maintain the protection shield for our own systems for years. We are proudly thinking about Sergiu as one of our most skilled and valuable dragons, on whose experience and talent our entire company relies.

Sergiu R. Development dragon Does development for more than 8 years and makes extraordinary ideas come to life

Sergiu is our rockstar developer who did most of our web presence. Sergiu is with us for several years and was invited to join the SSL Dragon team when the project idea came up. We knew many developers whom we could hire. But we asked Sergiu to come on board because he is the very best specialist whom we know in his area of expertise. We want the best for SSL Dragon, and Sergiu was the very best pick for our project.

What we really like about Sergiu is that he was able to bring all our crazy ideas to life. He never complains. He just goes and does it. No matter how difficult or unusual a thing is, he always finds a way to do it, and he does it fast. We love having highly skilled and specialists among us, and Sergiu is definitely one of them.

Sergiu has been doing development for over 10 years. But his technical skills and talent are like he has been doing that for twice longer. He has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and delights us with his intelligence and expertise. He worked on countless web and mobile projects in his career, and we hope that SSL Dragon is his favorite 🙂

Sergiu continues to work hard on shaping our next features, and on making our existing ones excel. Without him, SSL Dragon wouldn’t be where it is today, and we owe him praise.

Eugene G. Creative dragon Gives beautiful shapes and amazing colors to codes for more than 10 years

Eugene is the main cause why our website looks in the way it does. Whether you like our website or not, you should know that he is responsible for that. Give all your praise or critiques to him 🙂

Leaving jokes aside, we love Eugene’s work, and we proudly think about him as one of our most important dragons. Think about it: everything you look at and see on our website was attentively shaped and designed by Eugene in hundreds of hours of work, which he dedicated to SSL Dragon which so much creativity, responsibility, and passion.

Eugene is designing the Internet by giving the codes nice shapes and beautiful colors for over 12 years already. He worked as a UI/UX designer and creative director for several digital companies before joining SSL Dragon. He did the concept and design for hundreds of websites, mobile apps, and software. Our work relationship with him dates back to 2012. We loved working with him, and that served as a reason for us to invite him to work with us closer. His creative skills are outstanding and we are proud to have somebody of his expertise on board.

New areas of our website are being crafted right now. When you see them appearing on our website, you should know that Eugene was the one who made them as eye-catching as they are.

Kate A. Chief executive & marketing dragon PROMOTES AND PROTECTS THE SSL DRAGON KINGDOM

Kate is the dragon that spits fire and spreads the fame about SSL Dragon all across the entire web. She is passionate about cybersecurity enhancements and contributions to safer Internet connections, hence growing from a Marketing Dragon to a Managing Dragon is a dream come true.

Kate has 5 years of experience in payment card risk management. From counterfeit transactions to phishing scams, she knows exactly how to teach you about online security and fraud prevention. Moreover, her obsession with payment protection techniques and the emerging number of evil fraudsters inspired her to write about ‘Risks of bank’s informational system and ways of ensuring its security’ in her Master Thesis. This is when she became a true fan of cybersecurity and web protection.

Thus, when we first proposed her to be our Marketing Manager at SSL Dragon, she cordially accepted our offer. Starting from September 2017, Kate also became our Managing Dragon. She is the architect of our marketing, support, and development strategies, and the one who makes sure our dragon team has a delightful collaboration and is living happily in our small, but friendly, SSL kingdom. Kate tries to be always up-to-date with the latest news in the cybersecurity industry and has a strong desire to make SSL Dragon more than just an SSL one-stop shop – a Next Generation Web Security Platform.

Kate W. Sales Support Dragon Helps clients buy the right SSL Certificates that suit their needs best

Kate is our sales expert dragon. We call her our “SSL Wikipedia”. She knows everything about each of our products and she is always there to help you get the best from them. You can tell her what kind of certificate you need for your website, and she will show you the best options and the best prices. Kate enjoys helping clients in making difficult purchase decisions, and she loves interacting with them. She even likes to call our current customers and ask them how they’re doing or how was their day. For our kindest dragon, having a great relationship with our customers is essential.

With her 8 years experience as an account manager in the IT domain, Kate has an excellent understanding of the customers’ needs at each stage of their buying and service experience with us. She believes that it’s vital to make each client our friend, so she is focused on achieving this goal every single day. Kate hates to be pushy. Instead, she will thoroughly explain the benefits of our products and will give you enough time to think before deciding. This is why our prospects love to chat with Kate and most of them already became our loyal customers.

If you are thinking about what kind of SSL Certificate to buy, then you should contact Kate via our online chat, by email, or using our contact form. Our super kind and knowledgeable sales dragon, will be more than happy to guide you through this amazing purchase journey.

Michael D. Technical Support Dragon Solves the most elaborate technical problems and security issues for our customers

Michael is our fearless tech dragon. He says that each technical problem for him is a new mission that will save somebody’s life. He fancies himself as bravely fighting with “evil” errors every time he spends time on solving our customers’ technical requests. And he simply can’t stop until he successfully completes his mission (now we know why he enjoys playing RPG games with dragons).

We are very lucky to have Michael on our team of dragons. His 10-years experience in elaborately solving the most difficult web security problems and SSL Certificate “puzzles” is a very precious asset in offering really great technical support to our customers. He has an endless passion for making each and every client truly satisfied and happy. Michael even jokes that he could do it for free if we gave him a dragon costume, a sword, and a shield.

Besides all that, we love that Michael never stops learning. He is always up-to-date with the latest tech news and innovations in the online security field, to make sure that he provides smart and reliable solutions for our customers. For this reasons, our clients are fascinated with his impressive skills and feel confident that their issue will be solved in no time, while Michael is excited to have completed another mission. We feel completely safe with such a brave dragon on board.

Dinu G. Content Marketing Dragon Writes valuable and relevant articles on all things SSL

Dinu’s passion for writing developed back in high-school days when he used to write homework essays for his friends. After graduating with a marketing degree, Dinu returned to writing and became the senior content writer for a sports trading company. He never warmed up to the 9 to 5 desk job and quit it after two years for a career in freelancing.

One day, Dinu’s freelancing adventure led him to SSL Dragon. He quickly appreciated our values, work ethos, and friendliness, while we fell in love with his writing. It was a perfect match. Dinu became a regular contributor on our blog and other online writing platforms such as Quora and Medium. He also wrote the Definitive Guide on SSL Certificates – a one-of-its-kind handbook in the SSL industry.

An idealist and perfectionist at heart, Dinu employs the “less is more” approach in all his writings. He lets the words flow like a gentle stream, but never shies away from witty remarks and thought-provoking observations. Being our content marketing dragon, Dinu flies all over the internet and spreads the word about the importance of secure websites. He makes the Web a safer place.