An Albanian American immigrant in San Francisco, California.
Currently: Building something new.
Previously: 10+ years work experience including cofounder of 3 ventures; Operations Partner at South Park Commons, a community + VC; Product Ops at LinkedIn; Health Tech Lead at Sanofi; SaaS consulting at IBM.
Education: Master's in Logistics Engineering at MIT, and Math at Wellesley.
Best reachable on Twitter at @gerta_ma.
Writings + Publications
Mentorship and engagement
Having grown up in Albania, I come from a community-oriented culture and believe that communities are extremely important.
In addition to having been the Operations Partner at South Park Commons (SPC), among other founder communities, I am a lifetime member of Launch House (first US cohort), I am an On Deck Fellow (ODF9), and lead Sandbox's San Francisco chapter.
More recently, I founded Inception Studio, an IRL and URL community and incubator of founders and engineers building with generative AI.
Online communities: founded a Meetup community on impactful mobile apps, and founded and manage two prominent Facebook communities.
I am a board member of The Institute for Public Policy and Good Governance, a think tank based in Tirana, Albania.
I also have a passion for volunteering. Some past volunteering efforts have included Mentor at YearUp, Mentor at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Teaching and Counseling Volunteer at Let's Get Ready.
Finally, I speak over 7 languages (fluent in 4), which have allowed me to empathize deeply with various cultures and cultivate a better understanding of diverse communities.
Led product ops efforts for 9 product teams on LinkedIn's fastest growing
business, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. Managed complex global operations for 20+ major product launches and 50+ smaller rollouts, Key products picked up by top media publications: engagement retargeting, conversation ads, budget lifetime pacing.
Award: Received Results Award for going above and beyond to impact customers and members.
Health Tech Initiative Lead - Wearables
Graduate Consultant for Damco (Maersk)
Delfi - Mobile App
Delfi is a mobile app that uses behavioral science-based frameworks to help users make better decisions.
The name "Delfi" was inspired by Delphi, a sanctuary in ancient Greece, home of the oracle who was consulted by world leaders about important decisions.