Wojtek Skalski

Growth, International Expansion and Product Leader

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About

Who I Am

I have over 5 years hands-on experience in:

  • new market entry, traction building, international operations,
  • traction, engagement and retention growth,
  • product leadership and team management, IT development,
  • desktop web, mobile web and mobile app development,
  • online platform management,
  • user acquisition via SEO, paid, social and mobile,
  • A/B testing, advanced analytics and actionable reporting,
  • talent hiring and development in business and product,
  • fundraising and M&A.

Skills

What I Do

Growth Hacking
International Expansion
Product Development
Advanced Data Analysis & Visualisation

Achievements

What I Did

  • Launched Brainly in the USA and scaled up to the first 1M visits monthly.
  • Managed international operations in over 12 languages and 35 countries.
  • Scaled international expansion up to over 60M unique users monthly.
  • Actively participated in series A ($5M) and series B ($15M) fundraising.
  • Attracted and developed top talents while managing teams ranging from 2 to 50 people.
  • Accelerated product development to deliver at least 2-3 product releases per team per week.
  • Evangelised lean, agile and results driven approach across all teams.
  • Managed strategic partnerships and M&A projects.

Work Experience

Previous Roles

  • Head of International Growth – Brainly, Mar 2015 – Now 
  • Head of Product – Brainly, Nov 2015 – Apr 2016
  • General Manager, USA – Brainly, Mar 2014 – Mar 2015
  • Product Team Leader – Brainly, Sep 2014 – Feb 2015
  • Country Manager, Poland – Brainly, Sep 2013 – Mar 2014
  • Marketing Assistant, EMEA – Akamai, Jun 2012 – Sep 2013
  • Market Researcher – PMR, Sep 2011 – Oct 2012
  • Competitive Research Project – Real, Jul 2011 – Sep 2011
  • Board Member, Communications – JADE, Jun 2011 – Jun 2012
  • Marketing Manager – YPI Consulting, Jun 2010 – Jun 2011
  • Project Manager – YPI Consulting, Nov 2010 – Dec 2010

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Clients

I Worked For

Other

What else

  • I hold a master degree in statistics and I love applying data analytics to business problems.
  • Before Brainly I worked for few years in online marketing, market research and consulting.
  • From time to time I write about Growth, Product and Leadership on my personal blog.
  • One of my articles on Medium was one of the most popular story in 2015 with over 20k views.
  • I spoke about international growth at few conferences including EdTech Europe 2015 and Bitspiration For Charity 2015.
  • I am a happy owner of a French bulldog and chinchilla.
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EMAIL

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wmskalski@gmail.com

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+48 512 873 735