Meet the team | Marine

28 January 2021

Meet the team | Marine

The goal of these articles is to introduce the members of our team.
Here is Marine Iuso, Product Owner at Per Angusta!

Let’s start with a quick Chinese portrait!

If you were a dish?
Can I be really basic here? Nothing beats a good sushi plate 🍣 The delicate fluff of rice, handled with such care to avoid a total collapse… actually that does not describe me at all. Let’s go with a truffle omelette — a good old, solid base with a magical twist.

A destination?
I could blab for hours about sweet, sweet Brazil, particularly the Rio and Bahia areas. “Why so obsessed?” you ask. There is no short answer, but I know for a fact that some of you understand deeply.

A famous character?
How dare you?!”

Greta Thunberg kickstarted, in the span of a few months, a long-awaited public conversation about environmental emergency. She has the words and voice I didn’t know I needed…respect.

A tool? 🛠
A jigsaw! Best purchase of 2020. It transforms vague DIY ideas into actual, useful home improvements!

What’s your last impulse purchase?
Last December, I was strolling in a random mall when my eyes caught a glimpse of a little notebook covered with an amazing, glistening explosion of colorful glitters. My five-year-old self was awestruck. I will never write a single line in this notebook, but it stands triumphantly on my desk, illuminating the room and my heart with radiant energy.

What did you do before joining Per Angusta?

I have always loved the process of transforming an idea into buildable parts. I started out in the mechanical world, at L’Oréal, managing the technical development of cosmetic products. Though I’m a big fan of giant robotic arms, pulsing factory lines and the smell of melted plastics, I finally realized the errors of my ways and joined the digital side of product development!

What is your current role within the Product Team?

I’m Product Owner at Per Angusta. My mission is to keep our 17 000 users happy while ensuring that thousands more will join us.

The Per Angusta team and user community bubbles constantly with very good ideas to improve our application, bring more features, tackle more use cases, improve flows, and enhance performance. I evaluate their relevance, cut them, groom them, and prioritize them, so that we can bring them to life without exhausting our dear developers or frustrating our clients and prospects.

Tell us about a project that you are particularly proud to have participated in Per Angusta?

I was just hired in September 2020, and I was asked to work on a major, anxiously awaited, architecturally disrupting evolution of our application. And of course, it was crucial for business!

There were so many workshops, design evaluations, mockups with our UX Designer Thomas, and an agile state of mind. It was certainly a thorough endeavor and I am proud to have been trusted so early to help make it happen.

Why did you want to join Per Angusta?

I was looking for my first tech product owner role and was open to any industry field. My one-and only-requirement was an awesome team! At Per Angusta, I found people that I enjoy engaging with everyday, because we are united, we share the same path, and have a lot of fun doing so. Using English as a work language and as part of our international expansion are also a big plus. Last but not least, I love the product! We are the everyday companion of thousands of buyers turned fans (and even colleagues, for some), and have huge ambitions for the future.

Come on, you can tell us … 😉 is there something that you’re particularly proud of?

I can serve a really good caïpirinha!