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Stephane Kasriel

Stephane Kasriel

SVP, Product & Engineering at Elance-oDesk

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Internet
Previous
  1. oDesk,
  2. Work4,
  3. PayPal
Education
  1. INSEAD
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Background

Summary

Hiring insanely great PMs and Engineers interested in solving tough problems at high scale for one of the leading marketplaces and a company that defines the future of work - Elance - oDesk.

Skills

  • Product Management
  • New Business Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Product Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Online Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Mobile
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Mobile Technology
  • Mobile Internet
  • Payments
  • Mobile Payments
  • Online Payments
  • E-commerce
  • E-commerce Solutions
  • E-commerce Consulting
  • Sales Management
  • Product Launch
  • Executive Management
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Product Development
  • Facebook
  • SaaS
  • Product Strategy
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Start-ups
  • Business Strategy
  • Mobile Applications
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Monetization
  • SEM
  • Web Analytics
  • Corporate Development
  • Go-to-market Strategy
  • Team Leadership
  • Venture Capital
  • B2C
  • B2B
  • E-payments
  • Mobile Devices
  • Online Advertising
  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Business Development
  • User Experience
  • Analytics
  • Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Competitive Analysis
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Experience

SVP, Product & Engineering

Elance-oDesk
– Present (7 months)Mountain View, CA

We're hiring all-star developers, data scientists, dev ops, designers and product managers - all over the world!

Vice President, Product & Engineering

oDesk
(1 year 10 months)Redwood City, California

oDesk enables buyers of services to hire, manage, and pay contractors from around the world, allowing people around the world to work together as if they were in the same office.

COO

Work4
(5 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Revolutionizing talent acquisition

Head of Global Business Development, Mobile

PayPal
(6 months)San Jose, CA

Re-joined PayPal as part of its acquisition of Zong. Led the retail, fulfillment and manufacturing partnerships that enabled the launch of PayPal Here, PayPal's mobile-based card swipe product.

VP, Global Sales & Business Development

Zong
(1 year 5 months)

About Zong:
Zong is the leading mobile payment service used by the top online gaming sites, virtual worlds, social games, and social networks.
In 2009 we processed payments for over 10 million unique users and are scaling up to several million per month in 2010.
Zong was acquired by PayPal for $240M in July 2011

My role at Zong: I built and led both the sales team (deals with leading digital companies like Facebook, Zynga, Electronic Arts and thousands of others) and the business development team (deals with 200+ mobile operators). Grew the business exponentially from ~$30M to >$250M over 2 years.

Advisor

Born.com
(3 years 1 month)Paris, France

Advisor

Lottay
(1 year 8 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Sr Director, Consumer Products

PayPal
(2 years 5 months)

Defined and led PayPal's Consumer strategy.
Successfully launched new ground breaking products such as PayPal Student Account, PayPal Invoicing, PayPal Shopping, PayPal Access and others.
Accelerated the growth of existing products - turning around mature, >$100M businesses such as PayPal's debit card, PayPal's P2P and PayPal MassPay from negative growth to >20% YoY.

Co-founder and advisor

Ifeelgoods, Inc.
(1 month)San Francisco Bay Area

Country Manager France - Directeur Général PayPal France

PayPal
(2 years)

Grew the company from 0 to $100M in revenue over 4 years, making it the fastest growing country in the PayPal portfolio - despite a challenging competitive and regulatory environment.

Head of Product and Business Development

PayPal
(2 years)

Founder

Fireclick
(4 years 4 months)

Education

INSEAD

MBA

Dean's List

Stanford University

Master of Science (MS), Computer Science

With Distinction

Publications

Hire Fast & Build Things: How to recruit and manage a top-notch team of distributed engineers(Link)

July 2014

Good help is hard to find—and if you’re hiring engineers in today’s competitive environment, you know how painfully true the old saying is. But a “distribution solution” is taking hold. Corporate CTOs and startups alike are tapping into a new world of talent, using today’s technologies to build and manage high-performing teams of remote engineers. Using real life examples, this ebook is a guide for sourcing, growing, and managing a loyal team of top development talent.

You’ll learn how to:
* Hire the best engineering talent regardless of location
* Structure your distributed dream team
* Establish effective remote work practices
* Create a shared infrastructure
* Build a strong company culture

“Open source communities have always been fully distributed, developing best practices that make today’s remote teams run like well oiled machines. Now, commercial entities are catching up—and your company should, too. Not because distributed work is nice to have, but because it gives you a competitive advantage in the talent war.” - Stephane Kasriel

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Languages

  1. French

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  3. Spanish

    Elementary proficiency
  4. German

    Elementary proficiency

Patents

Systems and methods for facilitating payment reconciliation over a network(Link)

United States 20120089509
Filed February 23, 2011

A system and method for facilitating electronic commerce over a network includes communicating with a user via a user device and a merchant via a merchant device over the network, receiving a purchase request from the merchant via the merchant device over the network on behalf of the user, generating an invoice with an invoice identifier related to the purchase request, printing the generated invoice with the invoice identifier, sending the printed invoice with the invoice identifier to the user via a postal service, receiving an invoice payment request from the user via the user device over the network, obtaining the invoice identifier from the invoice payment request, reconciling an invoice payment on behalf of the user via the user device over the network, and storing information related to the reconciled invoice payment.

Inventors:

Template identification with differential caching(Link)

United States 7092997
Issued August 15, 2006

It is desirable to send documents to a user in such a way as to minimize the bandwidth and other computer resources required. To this end, a document may be categorized as (1) delta information (information that changes rapidly), (2) sub-template information (information that changes less frequently) and (3) template information, which changes very seldom. The template information and sub-template information are compressed and cached at a site remote from the requesting party. Compressing and caching both sub-template information and template information results in a significant savings of bandwidth and computing resources, such as would be required if the sub-template information were treated as delta information and were not stored in a cache as is the case in the prior art. This savings is enhanced when the compressed template and sub-template information are sent to a large number of users.

Inventors:

Predictive pre-download of a network object(Link)

United States 11/262,225
Issued June 16, 2009

A method for fetching network objects from a web server is described. The method includes intercepting at a device a request from a web client to a web server for a first network object. The same device intercepts a response to the request from the web server. The device determines at least one second network object most probable to be requested in the future from the web server. Subsequently, a message is sent from the device to the web client the first message informing the web client of the at least one second network object to be cached by the web client.

Inventors:

Predictive pre-download of a network object(Link)

United States 11/262,225
Issued June 16, 2009

A method for fetching network objects from a web server is described. The method includes intercepting at a device a request from a web client to a web server for a first network object. The same device intercepts a response to the request from the web server. The device determines at least one second network object most probable to be requested in the future from the web server. Subsequently, a message is sent from the device to the web client the first message informing the web client of the at least one second network object to be cached by the web client.

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Predictive pre-download of network objects(Link)

United States 6721780
Issued April 13, 2004

The invention provides a method and system for fetching network objects from a server, such as used in conjunction with an internetworking environment. A web server maintains information regarding which web pages are most likely to be requested by users, and pre-downloads those web pages to associated web clients in advance of actual requests being made by the user. This allows the user to receive the web page prior to actual request, and thus reduces time the user waits for delivery of the web page. The web server maintains statistical information responsive to requests for information made by users, to estimate which links between web pages are most likely to be followed. The web server provides this information to web clients as hints for pages for web clients to pre-download. The web server also maintains rules regarding web pages most desirable to present to users, to provide the greatest value for the web site. These rules can be responsive to statistical measures, to informat...

Inventors:

Template identification with differential caching(Link)

United States 7092997
Issued August 15, 2006

It is desirable to send documents to a user in such a way as to minimize the bandwidth and other computer resources required. To this end, a document may be categorized as (1) delta information (information that changes rapidly), (2) sub-template information (information that changes less frequently) and (3) template information, which changes very seldom. The template information and sub-template information are compressed and cached at a site remote from the requesting party. Compressing and caching both sub-template information and template information results in a significant savings of bandwidth and computing resources, such as would be required if the sub-template information were treated as delta information and were not stored in a cache as is the case in the prior art. This savings is enhanced when the compressed template and sub-template information are sent to a large number of users.

Inventors:

Network object predictive pre-download device(Link)

United States 7836177
Issued November 16, 2010

A network object predictive pre-download device operable on a network logically between a web client and a web server on a network is described. The pre-download device includes a prediction engine that intercepts a request from the web client to the web server for a first network object and determines a second network object most probable to be requested in the future from the web server. The pre-download device also includes a cache primer that intercepts a response to the request from the web server and sends a first message to the web client informing the web client of the second network object to be cached by the web client. The cache primer also sends the second network object to the web client such that the second network object is predicatively pre-downloaded to the web client whereby second network object latency is reduced when an actual user request occurs.

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Web-site performance analysis system and method utilizing web-site traversal counters and histograms

United States 6963874
Issued November 8, 2005

A data collection system collects statistics related to each visit to each web-page within a web-site. In addition to collecting path information related to traversals to and from each web-page, the system collects information regarding the particular session, such as the visitor's connection speed, the time required to download the web-page to the visitor's system, the duration of time that the visitor spent at the page, whether the user clicked the `back` button to leave the site, and so on. The data reporting system presents statistics based on the collected data in an easy-to-use and easy-to-understand form that is customizable by the user. By collecting and reporting performance factors related to each web-page, or sets of web-pages within a web-site, marketers and webmasters can address any perceived deficiencies and/or can optimize the performance of select pages to achieve specific marketing objectives. To optimize performance and minimize storage requirements, the data collection system uses a two-stage storage architecture. Data is collected in one or more registers in a sequential fashion, and transferred to a database periodically.

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Predictive pre-download using normalized network object identifiers

United States 6981017
Issued December 27, 2005

The invention provides a method for predicting which network objects are likely to be requested by a web user from a web server, such as that used in conjunction with an internetworking environment. A request made by a web user for a web object is parsed and dynamic values contained therein normalized. A prediction is made based on the normalized request, statistical measures, and other factors about what other web objects the web user is likely to request. The predictive information is then made available to the web server and the predicted net objects are pre-downloaded to the Web client. A pre-download statistics server may be used to record and provide statistics to assist in the prediction process. Examples described herein relate to web pages, but the invention is broadly applicable to many different types of requests for information (such as, for example, database queries and other libraries of information.)

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Content delivery network using differential caching

United States 7185063
Issued February 27, 2007

The invention provides a technique for serving relatively non-static content in a CDN (content delivery network). Content is pushed out from an originating server to a set of mirroring servers using differential caching. Each requestable object is separated into template and delta information. The originating server determines templates for differential caching, and causes those templates to be distributed using the CDN. Each mirroring server in the CDN is able to access a copy of a recent template for each request. Hosting of the template information is decoupled from hosting of the delta information. Delta information can include (a) changes to the template information since last distributed, or (b) personalized information specific to the client or to the request. Delta information can be served separately from the originating server, or can be served separately from mirroring servers using a CDN (possibly the same CDN as used to serve template information).

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Efficient compression using differential caching

United States 7188214
Issued March 6, 2007

A technique for increased efficiency of content delivery over a network is described. Instances of web pages are divided into (1) templates including those elements of a web page that are relatively unchanging and (2) delta information including those elements that are ephemeral or customized. Each template is compressed and cached at an originating server. Transmission of the delta information is decoupled from transmission of the template. When a user requests a page, the compressed template is sent (either from an originating server or a mirror thereof). The delta information is compressed and sent separately. Since the template is only compressed once and is cached locally, it requires less bandwidth and allocation of other computing resources to transmit than transmission of a compressed web page.

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Path-analysis toolbar(Link)

United States US 7631035 B2
Issued January 9, 2002

A toolbar is provided that is synchronized with a web-site browser system. The toolbar provides an interface to a path analysis system that provides path analysis data related to a select web-page

Web-site performance analysis system and method of providing a web-site performance analysis service(Link)

United States US 7647323 B2
Issued August 6, 2001

A method of providing a web-site performance analysis service is disclosed that gathers data relative to visits to web-pages that are associated with a web-site. Traversals are identified that correspond to each visit to the web-pages. Each identified traversal has an identification of either an incoming link from which each visit originated or an outgoing link to which each visit terminated. A time duration is measured that corresponds to each visit. A chart of a statistical distribution of pages-per-visit of the identified traversals is formed. The identified traversals and time duration corresponding to each visit is stored in a memory. The stored data from the memory is transferred to a database. Performance measures are produced that correspond to each visit to the web-pages based on the stored data in the database

Organizations

Board Member, ACSEL

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