WHAT OSCAR KARLSTEN CAN DO
Almost everyone I’ve worked with have singled out versatility as my strongest asset. I’ve worked both as a people’s manager leading organisations with over 100 people, as well as had my own expertise contributed to projects. So what are my areas of expertise? I see myself living between the core business (let’s call it sales), technology and marketing. Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman and previous CEO referred to people with skill sets like this as “smart creatives”.
In it’s core, this means that I can come up with ideas to grow a business, and then execute the plan operationally. Along the way, As Eric referred to, I’ll care greatly about your and my own integrity, and the place I work for. This might sound easy enough but involves a lot of tools and a broad skill set in today’s technology-driven world. From a project and product management perspective I’ve worked with the Atlassian suite, Basecamp, Pivotal tracker, Microsoft TFS (Urban Turtle), Podio, Confluence and Trello (and probably a few more) to deliver websites and intranets based on EPiServer, Drupal, WordPress and Microsoft SharePoint. Combining these with leadership abilities, I’ve also implemented some of these tools and agile processes in organisations. The same goes without saying in the marketing world; focused on the digital side of businesses I’ve become fluent in most Google tools, from Apps to AdWords, AdSense, and Google Analytics, various email marketing tools such as Mailchimp, aWeber and Apsis, a bunch of ad networks such as Facebook ads and AdMob etc. As a firm believer of conversion rate optimisation, I’ve worked with Optimizely, Hotjar, CrazyEgg, and a few others.
And the best part?
I am still learning.