Mert joined ICANN as the business manager for the Registry Services Team in May 2014. As a Registry Services and Engagement Manager, he works out of the Istanbul office and brings over 10 years of diversified, multi-national experience in information technology. His specialties include service engineering and key account management in emerging markets.
Having a BS degree in Electronics Engineering, Mert has a technical background and is experienced in working with remote teams.
Product Manager, gTLD Registry Services - Internet
01 May 2014 - Present
Corporate Market Manager - Consumer Electronics
Developing mobile and desktop business solutions for clients and introducing Bilkom partner ecosystem for project delivery.
01 April 2012 - Present
Software Product Manager - Consumer Electronics
Started working as the product manager for Adobe right after Bilkom was assigned as an authorized distributor. Helped to build a "software team" and co-managed it while establishing operational and marketing workflow through the shared resources. Working close with the sales department on building the software channel for all software brands distributed (Adobe, Apple and Graphisoft).
01 April 2010 - 01 March 2012
License Compliance Consultant - Computer Software
Working as an IT risk analysis consultant, generated leads by providing software over/under licensing analysis services to potential/existing clients within the Mediterranean region. In parallel with the legal regulations on intellectual property rights in each country, successfully completed software license compliancy audits for large enterprises in Turkey, Greece and Israel. Trained software sales channel (with two distributors and many resellers) about Adobe Volume Licensing program.
01 October 2008 - 01 April 2010
e-Marketing Project Manager (CEMAI) - Biotechnology
Delivered e-marketing projects (mainly localized web sites) to Roche affiliates in the CEMAI region. Services covered not only managing services offered by external partners (web developer companies) but also manually managing contents for Roche affiliates in 150+ countries within the CEMAI (Central & Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, Africa and Indian Subcontinent).
01 November 2007 - 01 October 2008
TAMS Software Consultancy Ltd.
Technical Project Manager - Information Technology and Services
Built technical infrastructure (web, mail and database servers which host solutions for customers and services) on an external data center. Provided technical support and maintenance services to these servers and their connection to the internet. Also worked as a project manager at various web site and intranet projects.
01 March 2005 - 01 November 2007
Turkish Armed Forces
Lieutenant - Information Technology and Services
One-year obligatory military duty covered one NATO Pecekeeping Practice as the communications officer and one Ground Forces Practice as the Tank Team Leader for 4 tanks and 16 pesonnel.
01 January 2006 - 01 January 2007
Project Manager - Information Technology and Services
Managed projects which included but were not limited with implementation and customization of ERP software as well as optimization of manufacturing routes analysis for 20+ small and mid-sized companies. Organized and took active part in training courses for KOSGEB (Department for Developing and Supporting Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers) and trained over 50 students and educators on the ERP software and manufacturing management subjects.
01 February 2004 - 01 November 2004
Assistant to Channel Manager - Broadcast Media
Worked as the assistant to Channel Manager Mr. Brian Roland. Duties included; handling the translators' traffic and program timing for Discovery Channel operations in Turkey.
01 January 1997 - 01 January 1998