Dorota Umeno

Dorota has deep and diverse experience as a manager of products, services and people across various organizations, environments and industries. She is a consummate marketing strategist, brand manager, copywriter and usability advocate.

Dorota was bitten by the Internet bug in early 1994 when she joined the Network of East-West Women, a pioneering not-for-profit that fostered the emergence of civil society in post-Soviet Central & Eastern Europe by providing laptop computers, Internet access and training to grassroots women’s organizations across the region. Hooked on helping others and excited about the power of technology and online communication, Dorota went on to completing her MBA in Marketing & Information Management. She then cemented what she learned though work experiences at Johnson & Johnson, CardioVations (cardiac surgery devices), Strategix Vision (industrial design), and NeoMed, a medical device company she helped start with her husband Marc.

Dorota is an entrepreneur at heart and knows what it takes to bring a product or service from idea to market. She likes a good challenge, especially if it involves marketing, thinking “big” and number crunching. With that in mind she joined Confluence as “Employee #2” in the summer of 2009.

Dorota lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and when she has spare time — which is not often, since she has three children aged 10, 7 and 5 — she likes to cook, do Yoga, read fantasy novels and enjoy the outdoors.


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