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Martin Konrad

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Previously Director of Technology, Edelman Digital.

Founder, Previously Director of Technology, Edelman Digital.

47 vouches

Involved In

Design Royale (acquired Nov'12)
Design Royale NYC


Co-Founder & CEO November 2014 - present
Director of Technology Edelman Digital November 2012 - November 2014
Founder and Director Design Royale (acquired Nov'12) November 2006 - November 2014
Founder & Managing Director Design Royale NYC June 2010 - January 2011
Senior Software Engineer Cerego Japan March 2005 - August 2006
Senior Interactive Designer Amnesia 2004 - 2005


University of Sydney Multimedia Design 2003 - 2004
CQUniversity Software Engineering 2002 - 2003

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Fundraising
  • • B2B sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Business Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital marketing • Information Architecture • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

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Peter Van der Weeën
We worked together  •  CTO, Kartz Media Works - カーツメディアワークス and Co-Founder & CTO, Akoni KK.
Martin knows how to get things done, quickly, and always with the end-user in mind.
Carlos Dunn
We worked together  •  Digital Marketing Manager | Universal Pictures International, Mediacom.
He has great instinct and ambition
Thomas Petitberghien
We worked together  •  Digital Project Manager, Mediapart. Previously Digital Project Manager, Profero, Sydney.
Martin can determinate easily how to manage people with different skills and make them work efficiency. He is a great manager, and definitel ... y has sense of persuasion with any kind of stakeholders.
Andrew Smith Lewis
We worked together  •  Founder & Executive Chairman, Cerego, LLC. Previously Founder and CEO, The Princeton Review of Japan. University of Virginia grad.
Super talented thinker and a great developer
Thorsten Hayer
We worked together  •  Senior UX / Interaction Designer, Tesla Motors. Previously Design Director,
Martin is always looking for new ways to challenge existing business models
Lavie Sak
We worked together  •  Founder, Shot Stats. Previously Innovation & Entrepreneurship Tutor, University of Sydney. University of Virginia grad.
Awesome guy with a vast understanding about what the customer wants.
Karol Szymanowski
We worked together  •  Key Account Manager, PGNiG SA Wholesale Trade Branch. Previously Sales Department Manager, Sofrecom Polska (Orange / France Telecom Group).
Youll know when youll get to know him. Besides, look at his LinkedIn profile.
Michal Slowikowski, CFA
They're my advisor  •  Senior Credit Analyst, BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking and Associate, Sales & Project Finance Europe, GE.
Martin has already developed a successful startup project being a leading interactive agency in Australia sold to a large multinational corp ... oration. Martin exhibits strong judgement on each topic related with his new product and business model. Worth noting is Martin's comprehension of client needs which for him pose business opportunities. He can look critically on his own ideas. He also shows strong motivation, commitment and ethusiasm necessary to manage start-up projects.
Jie Chen
We worked together  •  Senior Digital Producer, ClickFire Media. Previously Digital Producer, Firstborn Multimedia. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
I've worked with Martin for many years and have seen him build the foundations of new businesses and consistently tackle new and ongoing pro ... blems with dedication, hard work and resourcefulness and know that he is a fighter for new ideas and bringing them to life with a passion.
Jon Hingston
We worked together  •  Senior Integrated Producer, R/GA. Previously Senior Interactive Project Manager / Producer (New York), JWT.
Martin is an original thinker, with the talent, intelligence and tenacity to make thing happen. One to watch for sure.
Michael Zaporozhets
We worked together  •  Digital Creative Director, Mind Carnival and Director, Snow.
A great thinker and strong leader, Martin has an excellent way nurturing opportunity and potential, coupled with his business and technical ... understanding to successfully execute anything he invests himself in successfully.
Michael Zaporozhets
We worked together  •  Digital Creative Director, Mind Carnival and Director, Snow.
A great thinker and strong leader, Martin has an excellent way of nurturing opportunity and potential, coupled with his business and technic ... al understanding to successfully execute anything he invests himself in successfully.
Emily Park
We worked together  •  Creative Developer, Firstborn. Previously Developer Intern, Firstborn.
Having worked with Martin for a number of years at Design Royale, I can wholeheartedly recommend him. Not only is he an astute entrepreneu ... rial businessman, he is one of the rare bread of technical leads that genuinely pushes boundaries. Martin forever explores new possibilities both in business and creative technical development. He is relentless and will stop at nothing short of perfection in what ever he applies himself too.
Knut Bogstrand
They're my school  •  Medialærer, Bjørnholt Skole. Previously Graphic/Flash/Web Designer, DNB Markets.
He has the right drive for it.
Mark Ashbridge
We worked together  •  Group Online Manager, RedHill Education Group and CEO, eatlove.
Martin solves problems through creative thinking. Within this process he manages to develop digital products that are both highly creative a ... nd functional.
Maciek Wcislik
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Ubiquiti Networks. Previously Senior Flash Developer, TDF.
Martin is passionate about his work and goals he wants (and does!) to achieve.
They're my friends
He is resourceful and is a strategic thinker and entrepreneur
Paul Reidy
We worked together  •  Director of Design, HDR | Rice Daubney.
Martin has a can do attitude and is willing and able to see beyond the current paradigm to investigate what is possible in a digital realm.
Brian Tsai
We worked together  •  COO, Cerego Japan. Previously MD, WestLB.
Martin already has a track record of starting his own web agency business and selling it successfully to a larger corporation. He has a clea ... r vision combining product and business model, and communicates his vision well to others. Add to that drive, focus, and a strong desire to succeed.
Tim Buesing
We worked together  •  Creative Director, Reactive and Editor, Adverblog.
Martin can drill into a problem and really focus on its solution.
Ben Wang
We worked together  •  MIS Manager, Edelman.
Martin is a creative and passionate worker.
Matthias Ollard
We worked together  •  Worked , Worked , .
Martin is a real entrepreneur who not only has brilliant ideas but also know how to make them happen. He is a someone I would called a "tech ... nologist marketer". He is your CTO and your CEO ...which is an extremely valuable. I had the chance to work with him and I was inspired and lead by his leadership!
Marcin Perłowski
We worked together  •  GM, Virtual Remote and Creative Group Head, Pompidou. Creative Agency..
Martin is one of the best of business partners I've ever worked with. The man of the trust, huge technical knowledge, the one who knows the ... real meaning of long term business relations.
Dave Longbottom
We worked together  •  Founder, Big Sprite Games and Freelance Graphic and Web Designer/Developer, Self-employed.
Martin is a driven individual who's exceptionally professional in his approach to all things business. He's ambitious and fearless in the ch ... allenges he takes on and not once have I seen him break his cool/calm demeanour in the the execution of such endeavours. He strengthens any venture he involves himself with, he'd make a great partner/cofounder.
Russell Moench
We worked together  •  VP of Product, Cerego Japan. Previously Director of Content & Community, Cerego LLC. Princeton grad.
I've watched Martin go from being a designer to founding his own successful design agency! That says it all, really.
Eric Young
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & CEO, Cerego, LLC and CEO, Agos Japan. Yale grad.
Martin is highly technically skilled, thoughtful about where the ball is heading, tenacious, and knows how to procure services at very low c ... ost, giving him an advantage over others.
Monique Potts
We worked together  •  Online Product Manager, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Strong experience and networks in digital industry and creative approach to problem solving
Elliott Risby
We worked together  •  Founder & Creative Director, Design Royale. Previously Motion Designer, Foxtel Design.
Having previously co-founded a successful digital agency with Martin, I rate him highly as an entrepreneur and am sure he will be highly suc ... cessful with future projects.
Robert Burczak
They're my friends  •  Owner, since78. Previously E-Marketing Coordinator, Nearshoring Solutions Sp. z o.o..
I met Martin few years ago during recruitment for his creative agency in Sydney. Our discussions proved that Martin has a big knowledge abou ... t web applications. Recently I found out about his new plans on starting his own project. Taking into account fact that Martin has a great experience and knowledge, I'm sure that it will be a success.
Wojciech Wawrzyniak
We worked together  •  UX Consultant, Roche. Previously Senior User Experience Designer, K2 Internet SA.
Martin is always a few steps ahead. He has everything thought through and worked out to the very last detail
Elvani Kusdiana
We worked together  •  Digital Art Director / Designer, Freelance. Previously Digital Art Director, Canvas Group.
He's a great leader, very attentive and helpful towards his coworkers - ensuring things are done in the best way possible.
Geoff Young
We worked together  •  Owner, Storyhead Pty Ltd. Previously Senior Producer, The Conscience Organisation Pty Ltd.
Martin comes up with the goods - again and again. He's a proven innovator, certainly an entrepreneur to watch.
Nigel Hammersley
We worked together  •  Regional Digital Director Middle East, Edelman and Partner & Digital Strategist, Hipshot Ltd.
Martin already has a track record of delivering as an entrepreneur. He also has the ability to observe and identify opportunities that are t ... angible and add value, while articulating and delivering them in a way that is simplified and understood. His understanding of product, people, process and business allows him to move from 'a great idea' to delivering to market.
Maciej Cielecki
We worked together  •  Co-Owner,
Martin is driven to build his next startup and make it an awesome product. His successfully lead his previous company to acquisition which m ... akes his new venture something we all should keep an eye on.
Jonas K. Samsioe
They're my friends  •  Sr. Director - Global Data Insights & Analytics, Dun and Bradstreet.
Martin is a highly intelligent driven friend who has previous (successful exit) start up experience. Would work with him any day!
Adam Sparke
We worked together  •  COO & MD, Digital, Zeno Group. Previously Digital Strategist, Edelman.
His experience with Design Royale, which was acquired by my company in Australia, puts him in good stead. He thinks outside geographical bou ... ndaries to solve solutions...
Konrad Dobrowolski
We worked together  •  Senior Digital Producer, Edelman and Digital Producer, Design Royale.
Martin is very motivated and focused on his goals. Once hooked up on an idea, he will find the best way to do it and never lose excitement. ... He's great with teammates, because he spreads his motivation across everyone. Always thinking few steps ahead, he pushes his ideas to the maximum.
David Raleigh
They're my friends  •  Chief Entertainment Officer, David Raleigh Music /Entertainment.
Martin is very tenacious and driven. When he confirms what he wants he goes after it efficiently, wholeheartedly and successfully.
Christian Hewitt
We worked together  •  Art Director, R/GA. Previously Digital Art Director, Host Sydney.
I've always found Martin to be extremely resourceful and driven. He is a go getter and wants to achieve the best outcome for whatever task h ... e has set his mind to. He takes this approach and applies it throughout his working life - be it a small client projects throught to creating his own agency and startups. His positive, can do attitude is complimented by an intelligence and humanity that makes these projects a success.
Michal Mlynarczyk
We worked together  •  Managing Director Poland & CEE Countries, Hays. Previously Managing Director, HAYS Poland.
Martins passion and creativeness is a perfect mix to make his business ideas come to fruition.
Dan Kaplan
We worked together  •  Owner, Threadling. Previously Content Marketing, Asana. University of Pennsylvania grad.
I'm a consultant that works primarily with startups, helping them tell compelling stories about their products. Martin was a client of mine. ... Though I don't know that much about him, personally, I will say this: Of the 7-10 startup founders I've worked with in my career, (some of them leading extremely-well-funded SaaS businesses), Martin understood the nature of the problems in his target market better than any of them. Honestly, I'm somewhat amazed at how few founders I've met really understand how to articulate the problem they solve, and why their solution solves it. But, hey, this gap keeps me in business. So: Martin certainly has the domain expertise to make Shortlist a success. I can't speak to his product or sales chops, as the product was still pre-launch when I was helping him, and he didn't yet have any paying customers. But the early version looked promising, and I think the problem he's uncovered is big, the market is big, and his approach to a solution is smart. Hope that helps.
Loan Myers
We worked together  •  Previously UX / UI Designer, Grumpy Sailor Creative. Previously Senior Interaction Designer, Edelman.
Martin has the experience and the personality to succeed. In my experience working with him, I'm yet to meet someone with a deeper passion ... for technology and who's constantly looking for new ways to apply it. His experiences as both a company founder and also a technical director has made him a leader who understands the technical requirements and resources needed for the challenge ahead. Martin's the kind of leader who gets along with all team members and is able to foster good relations between design and development teams creating a focus and positivity throughout the entire production cycle.
Robert Love
We worked together  •  Founder & Teacher, Let's Get Coding and CTO - Innovation & Digital Ventures, PwC Australia.
Martin has a proven track record in founding, growing and exiting successful businesses. Martin also embodies that extremely rare combinatio ... n of design sensibility and technical proficiency. A true Unicorn!
Hiroshi Tazawa
We worked together  •  Frontend and iOS developer, Red Ant. Previously Senior Programmer, canvas group.
He has a lot of running business experience and expertise.
Ferdinand Haratua
We worked together  •  Technical Director, Tribal DDB Sydney. Previously Technical Director, G2 Australia.
Martin live and breath cutting edge technologies, always thinking about "what's next?". He also has a great personality and right attitude.
Padraig O' Donovan
We worked together  •  Digital Strategy Director, OzTAM pty ltd. Previously Head of Digital Technology, Network Ten.
Martin is driven to provide solutions to gaps he identifies in business operations and processes. He combines extensive technical and busin ... ess knowledge to define an build solutions
Mat Langley
Board member for Director, Commercial Management, CBRE Asia Pacific.
Martin's very professional and a great strategic thinker.

Tim Buesing
We worked together  •  Creative Director, Reactive and Editor, Adverblog.
Tim is awesome creative thinker and great leader. I've been impressed by his work since I first met him 10 years ago.

Elvani Kusdiana
We worked together  •  Digital Art Director / Designer, Freelance. Previously Digital Art Director, Canvas Group.
Elvani is super talented and can always surprise you!

Adam Sparke
We worked together  •  COO & MD, Digital, Zeno Group. Previously Digital Strategist, Edelman.
Adam is a proven leader and the nicest person I ever worked with. His got a unique set of skills and experience i.e successfully leading a b ... usiness of 50+ people Jakarta, which makes him an excellent candidate for an executive in the developing markets.