Hello! I’m Mario Kandut.
Growth Hacker | Web Developer | Nerd
Based on top of the Austrian Alps.

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I still remember the sound of a 56k modem and that's kind of how my career began, slow but steady. Since 2010 I'm a professional in the marketing field, and if you ask me what I've learned most in my professional experience, I could only answer with this quote: "Always under-estimate and over-deliver!" to which I'd like to add "And prove the results with numbers". That quote is my principle of every effort.

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  • Software Engineer@HQ Trust2018/01-now
    Shaping financial technologies of tomorrow

    ● Continuous development of web design concepts
    ● Implementation of graphic designs according to web standards
    (React, Redux, Redux-Saga, React-Admin, SASS)
    ● Conceptual planning of frontend processes
    ● Browser and performance optimization
    ● Conducting feasibility studies (best use cases)
    ● Frontend testing (cypress)
    ● Technical support and preparation of documentation
    ● Support and maintenance of the websites (Kirby CMS, PHP, JavaScript)

    ● Launch of new products
    ● Launch of new product features
    ● Performance improvements
    ● UX/UI - adaptions and improvements

  • Web Developer @Coown Technologies2018/01-now
    Make investing for everybody possible

    ● Testing and Implementation of user-centered Signup Process (mobile first, responsive)
    ● Testing and Implementation of conversion approaches
    (IBAN generator, exit intent, ...)
    ● Launch of Own Germany
    ● Implementation of react-based blog
    ● User tracking with focus on GDPR.
    ● Legacy code refactoring (jQuery, Python Django)
    ● Rront-end code testing in multiple browsers to ensure cross-browser compatability.
    ● Maintaining of brand standards under company guidelines.
    ● Participating in projects in all stages of the product life cycle.
    ● Leveraging of web frameworks to complete deliverables on time
    ● Relaunch of Own Austria + Landing Pages

    ● Launch of new products
    ● Launch of new product features
    ● Performance improvements
    ● UX/UI - adaptions and improvements

  • Web Development Specialist @TTTech2017/03-2017/08
    Developer & Project Management

    ● Extensive data analysis (multi-site via Google Analytics)
    ● Point of contact for the web agency (security, PENTEST, maintenance)
    ● Preparation of web relaunch (focus: user experience, responsive design, material design)
    ● Ongoing support & maintenance of TYPO3 instances
    ● Technical SEO and ongoing optimization
    ● Marketing contact person for business unit aerospace
    ● Ongoing frontend optimization (HTML, CSS, JS, PHP)

    ● Increase in SEO-rankings(MOZ)
    ● Reporting improvements
    ● UX/UI - adaptions and improvements

  • Senior Marketing Manager @BDSwiss2015/05-2017/02
    Fighting Churn-rate & increasing deposits within customer retention

    ● Marketing automation email & push-messages, research, concept, project management
    ● Content integrity (localization content + QA)
    ● Owner of the social media agenda
    ● Customer retention promotions (concept, project management, marketing)
    ● Responsible for the email channel (MailChimp, Sendgrid, Mandrill, Intercom)

    +160% increase in monthly deposits
    Significant reduction in churn rate

  • Account Manager - Social Media @Cheil2014/06-2014/12
    Engagement Hunter & Reach Collector

    ● Responsible for the whole social media agenda of Samsung Austria
    ● Teamleader
    ● Social Media Strategy (Research & Consulting)
    ● Content Management & Creation (Projectmanagement third party service provider)
    ● Social Media Campaigns (research, concept, content, project management)
    ● Account Management

    Outreached global KPIs
    +200% regional ranking increase at socialbakers

  • CEO & Founder - Agency @wundertat2012/03-2014/08
    Creator of happy customers

    ● +20 clients from the DACH region
    ● Webdesign (Concept, Strategy, Design, Implementation)
    ● Webshop systems (Magento, prestoshop, woocommerce) - Concept, Strategy, Design, Implementation
    ● Corporate Design (Concept, Strategy, Design)
    ● SEM (Google Display & Search)
    ● CMS (Wordpress, Contao, Joomla)

    +160% increase in monthly deposits significant reduction in churn rate

  • Social Media Consultant @SR12012/09-2014/05
    Do you speak social?

    ● First contact for social media requests
    ● Building up an agency USP
    ● Pitch preparations & research
    ● Campaigns (Concept, Strategy, Development, Management)
    ● Consulting

    Happy customers, renewed contracts & Ad prices (Creaos Gold, Silver)

  • Online Marketing Manager @hippsy2011/11-2012/08
    Storytelling & Online sales

    ● Responsible for all online marketing activities in the German speaking market (DACH)
    ● Owner of the online sales channels (Webshop, Amazon, Groupon)
    ● Sales campagains (Concept, Management, Marketing via email and social channels)
    ● Social media marketing (Content, Design, Strategy, facebook ads)
    ● Blogger relations
    ● SEM (Google Display & Search)

    As a result the brand hippsy was able to sustain and grow the market share in the DACH region and the online sales increased by more than 120%.

  • Freelancer - Online Marketing @infrastil2010/09-2012/08
    Customer Success & Online sales

    ● Customer Service
    ● Management and administration of various CMS (Wordpress, Contao, Joomla)
    ● Social Media Campaigns
    ● Social Media Marketing (Strategy & Content)
    ● SEM (Google Display & Search)

    Happy customers with successful websites/webapps

  • Technician & Customer Service @cinecity2005/10-2009/12
    Hero of the Cinema

    ● Technical Service (mechanic/electronic)
    ● Customer Service and Regional Marketing

    Happy customers and maintained machines. Note: Side job next to university studies.

  • Freelancer - Promotion @pep2008/01-2008/07
    Building bridges

    ● In-Store-Promotions
    ● Customer Service for Consumer Brands

    Happy customers and brands. Note: Side job next to university studies.

  • Photographer & Journalist @unilog 2007/10-2008/04
    Engagement collector (pro bono)

    ● Pro bono engagement for the magazine of the Austrian Student Union.

    Offline reach of 10k within a specific target group

  • Civilian service @pro mente2004/10-2005/09
    Helping find orientation

    ● Civilian service at Pro Mente Youth, NGO
    ● Support of young people (14-17) to find orientation in the job and a daily routine.

    Succesful helped +20 young adults to make their first steps in the business world

  • Apprenticeship Process Engineering @AT&S2011/11-2012/08
    Pro bono engagement collector

    ● Apprenticeship for Process Engineering and Electrician at AT&S (ATX ISIN: AT0000969985).

    Finished with distinction


  • Fullstack Development2015-current
    Free Code Camp, Udacity, egghead

    Online courses with a focus on frontend and SPAs (Javascript, React, Redux, SASS/CSS, Cypress, Gatsby, GraphQL) transitioning now to fullstack (node.js, firebase, NoSQL). FCC Frontend Cert., Udacity React Nanodegree, Google Mobile Webdeveloper Scholarship

  • BA - Digital Communication and Media2015-current
    AAU Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt

    Business and Media & Communications - Bachelor
    ● Digital Communication
    ● Digital Marketing

  • Magister - Digital Communication and Media2007-2013
    AAU Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt

    Organizational Communication and Public RelationsNot finished

  • Certificate of Educational Development2005-2007
    AAU Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt

    Certificate of General Educational Development for the economics, media and communication and information management.


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