5 questions with: Carlos Dreyfus
„Carlos Dreyfus joined AVAST Software in January 2013, to support our multicultural marketing team. Carlos is American with a Colombian background. He moved to Prague from Berlin and before lived in a Sunny Florida, where he graduated from the University of North Florida. Carlos is a passionate football player, beer fan (Germany and Czech Republic are not coincident destination!) and a surfer. He brought not only great professional experience, but also energetic and optimistic Latino spirit into our team. We are very pleased to introduce Carlos to you!“
What is your role at AVAST Software?
I’m the User Experience Specialist for all things marketing. The job role consists of listening to our users and modifying portions of our website using their feedback, also the position involves creating web things from scratch that give a more positive web experience. Think of me as the person that makes portions of our website fun, educational, easy to use, etc.
How did an American get to Prague and find his niche at AVAST?
That question comes with a very long story, but I’ll try my best to keep it short. While traveling the world while finishing graduate school I realized that I wanted to be in Europe, so than I pursued a profession in technology, specifically in web since the internet is everywhere. After working as a consultant in UX and then as a product manager in eCommerce, I landed this cool job at AVAST Software. What I’ve done in the past fits nicely with what I’m doing now, it couldn’t have worked out any better.
What do you consider the biggest and most exciting challenge at AVAST Software?
We have almost 200 million users, so the idea of being able to enhance their web experience on avast.com seemed like pretty fun challenge, so as the famous Barney Stinson would say: Challenge Accepted…
Do you have anything exciting coming up?
There are always exciting things coming up but I never know what they are ahead of time, but with the release of avast! 2014, I’m sure I’ll stay busy for the months to come
Traditionally the last question is not work related. Please describe your “dream day” out of office. :)
Dream day would consist of hanging out in Playa Madera Nicaragua with my short board and some really fun waves, or hanging out on the Beach in Barcelona and afterwards watching FCB at the Camp Nou, or hanging out here in Prague at a beer garden and drinking amazing Czech beer with friends. I guess I have multiple “dream days.”