Pablo Román

Unimportant opinions on software engineering and management of teams

About me

I was born and raised in the city of Almería in Spain (Trivia: Almería is the only city in Europe with a hot desert climate (BWh) according to the Köppen climate classification. It has the warmest winters and the lowest annual precipitation on the European continent). You should visit and enjoy its cuisine and beaches if you have the chance! ☀️

Alas, I have spent my entire professional life in The Netherlands, where I settled in the halcyon days of 2008. I have a background in Computer Science and previously I was CTO at TNW, famously known by its epic events and quirky founders. At TNW I built the technology and the team that powers all of its digital portfolio of products.

Currently I am Engineering Manager at Mollie, one of Europe’s fastest-growing fintech companies, where my main goal is to build happy, productive and knowledgeable technical teams. 💪

In my free time, I spend insane amounts of time reading. History, business, the arts and social sciences are my thing. I also like to paint, draw, cook, bake, listen to true heavy metal (Motörhead, Bathory, Venom and Celtic Frost are some of my favourite bands) and exercise: weight lifting, running, yoga or cycling. All pretty introspective activities, now that I think about it. Did I mention I’m quite an introverted type? 😅In any case feel free to follow me on LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more about me! Let’s talk?