As a passionate and driven product professional, I have a strong foundation in the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. I earned my BSc in Psychology in 2017 and am currently pursuing a specialization in Management and Organizational Behavior at Hacettepe University, with an expected graduation date in 2023. I am also a PSU™ & PSFS™ & PAL™ & PSD™ & PSPO™-I & PSM™-I owner and a PMP candidate, which showcases my commitment to agile methodologies and project management excellence.
Throughout my career, I have held various roles within the technology sector, including Product Owner, Business Analyst, and Product Manager. My experience spans diverse organizations, ranging from the Turkish Ministry of Health to leading technology companies like Etiya, Navlungo, and Emlakjet.
Key highlights from my professional background include the following:
- Developing effective product strategies, creating user stories, and managing product backlogs for optimal results
- Leading the technical call center architecture and UML diagrams for the COVID-19 Hotline, which reached approximately 6,000,000 users per year
- Designing and implementing a KPI reporting platform on AWS QuickSight, resulting in a data-oriented company culture
- Conducting user experience studies and leading user interface changes to enhance product usability
- Successfully increasing sales volume by over 150% and delivering a fully-featured new product from ideation to production within three months
With an extensive background in UX research & design, business intelligence reporting, and project management, I have a proven track record of delivering value-driven solutions to meet the needs of various stakeholders. My ability to create meaningful connections between marketing, technology, design, and product teams has allowed me to consistently improve growth and reduce churn in the projects I have participated in.
Outside of the technology circle, I also have experience as a business development specialist, which has further honed my skills in communication and collaboration. Leveraging my diverse skill set, I aim to contribute to organizations that value innovation, efficiency, and a user-centric approach.
Please feel free to reach out to me, as I am always eager to learn, share knowledge, and collaborate on exciting projects.
ps: Written entirely by ChatGPT-4 on March 19, 2023.
What i'm doing
Product enthusiast with 5+ years of experience in sectors that telco, health, logistics, and proptech.
Data & BI Analysis & SQL
Have a data-driven mindset with my business intelligence, data analysis, and SQL competencies.
I love cinema, music, camping, trekking, canoeing and running. I live minimalist and proud of it.
I am a vegan and a nature advocate. I am against all forms of discrimination, bullying and abuse.
Co-Founder & CEO at Craftgate
We worked with Berkay during the Navlungo & Craftgate payment gateway integration process. Berkay is a very proficient, and proactive product guy. We worked with him with great pleasure on matters that require care and diligence, such as payment. I would like to work with him again if possible.
Head of Engineering
Working together with Berkay was enjoyable and very productive. Thanks to its technical approach to determining business value, business processing, and projecting, we quickly advanced the Turkish Ministry of Health WhatsApp Hotline project, which we worked on during the COVID-19 pandemic closure, and achieved results.
Information Security Consultant
When I first met, when I looked at his LinkedIn profile, what surprised me the most was that his undergraduate education was in psychology. The secret of the success of Berkay, who worked as key personnel on the technical side in very important information-based projects that ensured the communication of the Turkish Ministry of Health with the citizens, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic period, was probably the gains in undergraduate education. Berkay, who is equipped to surpass many engineers I know in the field of informatics, was able to easily overcome the most difficult doors with his communication and positive energy. His departure may be a great loss for us, but when I think about what he can do in his new career, I can't help thinking that maybe it's better for our industry and our country. Thank you very much Berkay for your contribution. Good luck.
During our collaboration on Jetchat for Emlakjet, I had the chance to work closely with Berkay. His clarity in communication and strong understanding of the product were invaluable. He has a knack for addressing challenges efficiently, making him a vital asset to our project. I appreciate his dedication and would be pleased to work alongside him again in the future.
Gül Pınar Avşar
CRM & E-Mail Marketing Specialist
Berkay is a real generalist with broad knowledge of various disciplines and a deep willingness to learn more. Each new project or challenge with him is much easier to handle thanks to his adaptive perspective and brilliant communication skills. I would be thrilled to work with him again in the future!
Software Development Manager
Berkay has always impressed me with his effective communication skills. His approach to problems and his style of analysis have always been guiding. He is a product owner who always supports his team by taking the initiative. He was always a smiling and kind teammate. Working with him is a great pleasure.
Cengiz Cemal Mataracı
Berkay is an incredibly hard worker with his cool work and agility in times of crisis. As a PM, he takes a developer-friendly approach and makes difficult times easier, at the end of the day, both the technology side and the business side are satisfied. I feel very lucky to have worked with him.
Nusret Semih Çelik
Senior Data Analyst
He is a person who I am happy to work with in the Ministry of Health, has the will to work, has a high desire to learn, and gets what he wants. It completes its work with solution-oriented individual efforts and harmonious teamwork. With his determination to work, he left enough impression on me to be a reference for my team. I do not doubt that I will be successful in his work.
Senior Software Developer
During the time we worked together at the Ministry of Health, I enjoyed spending time together with his curiosity, interest, broad perspective, and solution-oriented working approach. His constructive attitude in joint projects and his efforts to move the project forward with his suggestions have always contributed to our motivation. I can say that chatting and sharing topics such as social life and hobbies outside of work also allows colorful dialogues.
Software Development Team Lead
During the time I had the opportunity to work with him as a product owner on the project we developed for the General Directorate of Health Promotion; He is one of the most suitable candidates to work for, due to his command of the project and its components, the importance it gives to its details, and its contributions to the progress of the product. In addition, since his undergraduate education is in psychology, his communication with people, the subjects he has developed on software and coding, his technical knowledge and equipment, the synthesis of these components, and the ability to look at events from both sides in analysis and product development stand out in such matters. I would like to thank him again for his hard work during our work.