Bastian Martin

PHP Freelancer | Expert for Financial Software & FinTech
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Bastian Martin

PHP Freelancer | Expert for Financial Software & FinTech

Hello, I am Bastian Martin.

I am an expert in Enterprise Financial Workflow Applications, entrepreneur, motorcycle enthusiast and specialist for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.

During my first years I worked for a software company specialised in financial workflow software, in which I was responsible for the German and the Eastern Europe Market. I did this several years and gained a lot of experience working with Leasing Companies and Banks around the world. In 2014 I started to design and develop the backend and algorithms (including financial calculators for rates and algorithms for evaluating the digital business-mimics of Leasing Companies) for leasinGo, Germany's first "Check24" for B2B Leasing - thus a real-time comparison engine for leasing requests.

In April 2015 I decided to get into my own business as a Financial Software Specialist and still worked for my old company. My focus concentrated mainly on leasinGo and as they started to insource all knowledge because of growth, I decided (in August 2016) that it was the right time to work directly for them as I was sure it was a very promising opportunity. After leasinGo, I worked for a Berlin start-up FinCompare, a broker for financial products, as the CPO. I was responsible for all products of FinCompare. With my team, I redesigned the complete product cosmos, created a strong new brand (Absatzfinanzierung24), scaled internal processes for Handling and Operations, helped to build up a Leasing factory in Duesseldorf, created a complete new leasing engine (live leasing company matching, comparison and rate calculations using strong evaluation and calculation algorithms), helped to onboard several enterprise co-operations and partners and so on. As CPO, I had one of the most central positions in our company and was responsible for making sure, our Product scales and converts best business-wise, so every department gets the best of Product.

In June 2018, I resumed working as a PHP freelancer and consultant for the FinTech / financial market.

demoExperience

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Freelance PHP Developer | Expert For Financial Software & FinTech
mooseware.org, Dinslaken
Apr 2015 – Today

I have more than 14 years experience in the financial market as a product and software architect with a strong technical background. This enables me to fully understand both sides of the market: the needs of the customer and the vendor.

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Managing Director
Black Iron Motorcycles UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Dinslaken
Jun 2018 – Today

Our company imports Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, restores / repairs and sells them. We are specialized in Harley-Davidson® motorcycles from 1936 – 1999.

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Head of Product / CPO & late Co-Founder
FinCompare GmbH, Berlin
Oct 2017 – May 2018

At FinCompare I was member of the top management board and responsible for the operational and strategical development of the complete product portfolio.

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Managing partner
MW Invest UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Dinslaken
Oct 2017 – Today

Handles some investments.

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Freelance CTO
leasinGo GmbH, Bissendorf
Jul 2016 – Oct 2017

At leasinGo I was responsible for the operational, strategical and technical development of all products.

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Freelance PHP Developer
TWT Interactive GmbH, Düsseldorf
Oct 2015 – Feb 2016

For TWT, I worked as a freelance PHP developer for a project of a large association for water management.

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Freelance PHP Lead Developer
Unique GmbH & Co. KG, Meerbusch
Apr 2015 – Jun 2016

In April 2015 I decided to get into my own business but still worked for my former company to further work on running projects such as "leasinGo".

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Principal & Lead Developer
Unique GmbH & Co. KG, Meerbusch
Jan 2014 – Apr 2015

As the principal and lead developer at Unique (uniquemedia) I was responsible for the complete strategical and operational (technical, product-specific) business development (in close coordination with our CEO). Also, I was responsible of training our trainees.

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Lead Developer & Project Manager
Unique GmbH & Co. KG, Meerbusch
Oct 2011 – Dec 2013

See "Principal & Lead Developer"-Card for more details.

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Senior PHP Developer & Hosting Consultant
Unique GmbH & Co. KG, Meerbusch
Sep 2010 – Oct 2011

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PHP Developer & Hosting Consultant
Unique GmbH & Co. KG, Meerbusch
Jun 2006 – Aug 2010

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PHP Developer
FotoTreff Frank Dörr Handels GmbH & Co. KG, Duisburg
Mar 2004 – May 2006

I joined this company directly after my apprenticeship and developed a complex central merchandise management system for 7 sales regions across Germany.

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Apprentice
Orfgen Marketing GmbH & Co. KG, Essen
Aug 2001 – Jan 2004

During my apprenticeship (as a Digital Media Designer) I developed a merchandise management system for a Franchise company (in which I worked later) for ~3.500 branches across Germany (LAMP tech stack).

demoSkills

Personal
Solution-orientation
100%
Team spirit & ambassadorship
98%
Communication
96%
Dedication
100%
Listening & leading
95%
Charisma & politics
88%
Reading btw. lines / hidden messages
5%
Professional
Programming / Development
90%
Processes / Organization
92%
Entrepreneurship
85%
Abstraction
95%
Analytics
88%
Strategy
95%

demoInterests

Beside of my strong interest in the financial market, I love music, motorcycles (especially Harley-Davidson®), Whisky and Theoretical Physics. I spend most of my free-time riding my motorcycles and gaining experience in Harley-Davidson®. On top of all lies a very strong curiosity in gaining knowledge of any kind.

Music
Motorcycles
Whisky
Theoretical Physics
Traveling
Movies

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