We are Opening.
This is the time of the maker. The creator. The builder. And we are here to meaningfully connect good people with good people. Ideas with ideas. Skills and knowledge with skills and knowledge. We believe that our technology can aid your cause. Opening uses linguistics algorithms to identify patterns within the structure and phrasing of job posts and CVs, converting them into data points to match candidates to suitable jobs. We are a B2B technology solution that augments your existing candidate and openings databases, acting like a filter. We work with Recruitment Agencies, HR Departments but also directly with Applicant Tracking Systems and Job Platforms (Job Boards, Aggregators etc).
CEO and Co-Founder
Andreea is the co-founder and CEO of Opening. She has a background in programming, journalism, product management, business development and entrepreneurship. Andreea is a startup mentor, having mentored in all the major incubators and accelerators in Dublin but also London, Tel Aviv and Berlin. Andreea was involved in running the Irish wing of an EU funded accelerator (4.5 million euro fund), where she assessed European startup applications and mentored the successful cohort. She was the Head of Product Management in the largest Irish media trust and has previously founded companies, opening.io being her fourth venture. Speaker, tech event organiser, lecturer and lover of the outdoors. She will never say no to a hiking invitation.
CTO and Co-Founder
Adrian is the co-founder and CTO of Opening. He was heavily involved in the development processes of entities like Lufthansa, National Geographic, Magnum Photos, WWF and the Rational Group of companies. He is deeply interested in software and hardware architecture, streamlining of user experience, data manipulation, optimisation of content delivery. Adrian founded a national multimedia festival, Dracula PC Party for 5 consecutive years, an event that gathered several thousands of participants in Romania. He is also a programming Olympiad, having won the first place at the Romanian Programming Olympiad. He is an avid fan of the SouthPark TV series, Survivor, snowboarding and a small Irish post-rock band, God is an Astronaut.
Non Executive Director
John has a 35 year track record in successfully building, leading and realising return for companies out of Ireland. John was the founder and driving force behind Original Solutions Limited, an Irish internationally trading services company, which was successfully sold to Perot Systems in 2008. Following the acquisition, John was Managing Director of the Irish Operation for Perot Systems, prior to and through their acquisition by Dell. Prior to Original Solutions, John was Managing Director / COO of Orygen Limited, another indigenous business that was successfully sold to, and grew from, their acquisition by Level 3 Communications. He is currently Owner / COO of Broadmeadow Healthcare. John holds a BSc from Dublin City University and is also an alumnus of Stanford Graduate Business School and of the Institute of Directors’ Chartered Director programme. He is a non-executive Director of Project Arts Centre, Ireland’s major multi-disciplinary Arts hub, and non-executive Chairman of Operation Childlife, facilitating paediatric healthcare skills exchange with third world countries, and his local Gaelic Sports club, St Patricks’ Donabate in Dublin.
Business Development Director
Lena is Business Development Director at Opening. Prior to joining Opening, she worked in recruitment industry in marketing and business development roles in Ireland and Russia. She also helped establish operations of one of the largest global recruitment firms. She’s passionate about people, technology, entrepreneurship and arts. Lena writes, creates digital content and learns a new language every few years. She believes in the power of teamwork and experimentation.
Roland is a PhD Fellow at University College Dublin (UCD.ie) and works in Data Science. His interests are around Applied Psycholinguistics in social media analysis, social network analysis, conversation analysis and cognitive ethnography and Dialogical Systems - dialogue development linguistics, dialogue architecture, Knowledge engineering - Semantics. He has done research in cognitive science labs and has worked on projects revolving around language technology. In his spare time he scraps large datasets of social media conversation data and works on developing novel analytic approaches to them. The remainder is used for running up mountain trails, reading, and roaming the cultural scenes of wherever he lives at the moment.
Mikhail is a mathematician (PhD in Mathematics and Physics). His areas of research are high performance computing (optimizing compilers development and memory usage optimization, more than 7 years of experience in cross-platform native C++ development), machine learning and big data. Mikhail graduated the Yandex School of Data Analysis with a big data specialization. In his spare time he prefers mountain hiking and trips and he likes yoga and chess (candidate master).