Head of Moneymailme at M3 Holdings
Laura Manescu is Head of Moneymailme at M3 Holdings. With extensive experience in payments and fintech as a former developer, former business analyst and former lead of development teams, she now leads the entire Moneymailme business line as she has the required amount of functional and technical knowledge to ensure the success of any software product.
An experienced professional, Laura’s IT skills such as systems designing and project management are backed by economy-related skills – market analysis, environmental impact and related procedures, legislative framework – and a deep understanding of how various industries work. Laura’s background recommends her as a valuable addition to any company looking to make a difference in fintech, payments and banking.
Laura joined Moneymailme – chosen UK’s Best Social Payments App by Cfi.co – and Modex, the world’s first App Store for blockchain, in September 2016 as Technical Project Manager, a role in which she successfully lead the teams to refine these innovative products until December 2017, when she moved to another position within the company. Responsible for supervising all development, from concept to delivery, and for all the procedures driving the development process, as Technical Project Manager she worked closely with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to put into practice the development directions, taking the products to the next level.
Prior to joining Modex, Laura has been the Principal Software Engineer (Team Lead) at Temenos for four years and two months. In this position, she has overseen the payments redesign process (a co-development project ABN Amro & Temenos), she wrote Functional Specifications as a business analyst, wrote technical specifications and code as a developer and made sure that the project milestones were delivered on-time and with the required quality as Stream Lead. Between September 2007 and July 2012, Laura has been responsible for three IT projects in the banking software industry for French financial institutions: Payments, International Operations and Regulatory Balance of Payments.
With a quality-driven business approach and years of experience in the industries mentioned above, Laura knows how to lead a team of professionals – regardless of the project’s profile and requirements – in order to meet the expectations and even exceed them. Always focused on the tasks that have to be resolved in order to meet the goals and deadlines set, Laura strongly believes in values such as excellence, integrity, inner harmony, loyalty, and confidence. Interacting effectively, understanding personalities, emotions and motivations, as well as working as part of a team are also attributes that define Laura on the personal side.