Ari Porush – Co-founder and executive consultant
From the day we got together as a team, being involved with the client strategy development process at Strategic Minds has been a ride to say the least! As a result-driven data analyst and consumer insights specialist, working with Yoel on such a wide range of selected projects allows me to input the knowledge I have from other sectors and markets into the mix and still to experience the always-different approaches and true client-care this company brings to each and any activity or task.
Andrés – SEM and Online Marketing
I’m an online marketer, SEO/SEM specialist, web designer, programming enthusiast and apps creator. Basically, I create websites and develop online and mobile campaigns, cutting-edge solutions and reports that align directly to your business goals.
Likes: Technology, World of Warcraft, U2, traveling and cookies.
Dislikes: People who have NO idea how annoying they are.
Sara – Project Manager and General Barrel of Information and Support
I enjoy being a part of the ‘business proposal presentation’ process and organizing events, travel and stay for our team andour clientsactivities. With a practiced commercially-focused approach I’m there to keep an eye on the timing and completeness of all our work. My experience in market research, client relations, PR & communication, events planning and coordination, Recruitment & Staffing and Staff management all helps to make sure what needs to be done, is done, as smoothly and efficiently as possible for our clients.
Likes: Lisbon, Architecture, Art, Wine, Music, Nightlife, Shoes – lots of shoes! and my dog:)
Dislikes: dishonesty, people who ‘take-advantage’ of others because they can, pessimism.
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) at Harvard Business School, Art History and Languages and Culture at The University of Lisbon
João – Webdesign and Site Development Lead
The online world evolves constantly; My job is to make sure our clients have the strategies, platforms and tools that get and keep them ahead of the curve and in-line to meet key goals. I keep it simple, I keep it real… I keep it attractive and innovative enough so clients keep coming back for more:)
Off the record: tech geek, techno/electronic hip hop music lover, movie fan, gym animal, internet addict, travel dreamer, shutterbug, sports fanatic, cooking master wannabe… oh, and I’m a Air Transport Pilot and double as the Senior Graphic Designer at the Portuguese air force. I’ll fly an Airline Transport Jet if you get me the gig!
Dislikes: People that have a negative effect on others.
Education: Graphic Design, Piloting, Engineering.
Karina – Graphic Designer
I see myself primarily as an expressive interpreter of the clients’ wants. Once we have the directive clear at our end, my job is to reflect the vision in the most appropriate but outstanding and eye-catching manner. But there are no unshakeable real rules as far as I’m concerned; if the font isn’t right, create it! If the design isn’t right, re-think, breeeathe, re-start!
Likes: Painting, making things out of nothing, my wonderful daughter:)
Dislikes: not sure it’s a good idea to tell it all in public!
Education: Design at ESDG, Graphic Design School, Argentina