The Fortech Management Team

Calin Vaduva

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

As Fortech’s co-founder and CEO, Calin leads the company’s organizational and business development, successfully positioning Fortech as one of the most representative Romanian companies in IT outsourcing.

Prior to founding Fortech, Calin worked in software development, starting as software developer and moving up the ladder to technical manager. He has also been an associate professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and has served as a member of the Directors’ Council of the CLUJ IT cluster.

Calin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and an Executive MBA from the Executive Academy of Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Prof. Dorel Banabic

Shareholder and Co-founder

Professor Dorel Banabic is Fortech’s co-founder and company advisor in research and education. Renowned researcher in sheet metal forming, Professor Banabic developed some models to describe the anisotropic behavior of sheet metals used in the AutoForm commercial FE code (used by more than 95% of the automotive companies from around the world). He is Director of the Research Center on Sheet Metal Forming (CERTETA) at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

Professor Banabic holds a teaching position at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Between 2000 and 2005 he held a part-time position at the Institute of Metal Forming Technology at Stuttgart University. He is a Member of the Romanian Academy, the Romanian Academy for Technical Sciences and the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). He is currently President of the European Scientific Association for Material Forming.

Ana Silvia Banabic

Company Administrator & Co-founder

Mrs. Banabic graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University in Cluj-Napoca in 1980 and started her career in engineering right after graduation.

She, later on, moved towards corporate administration and financial management, area in which she has been involved for more than 20 years.

Suneel Sharma

Chief Operations Officer

Suneel has a long-standing professional career in the IT&C industry, delivering solutions across EMEA and APAC. He graduated with a Charted Management diploma from the British Institute of Management and has taken part in many leadership programs.

Since 2006, Suneel has held senior management & leadership positions, using his extensive experience and knowledge in project management, customer delivery, and operational excellence.

Teodora Bocsa

Chief Financial Officer

With more than 14 years of experience in the banking sector, Teodora joined Fortech as Chief Financial Officer in 2016. During her tenure in banking, she coordinated 3 agencies and formed several successful teams, whilst dealing with critical situations during the economic crises and the Greek Bank crisis.

As Fortech’s CFO, Teodora is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations, the development of financial operational strategies and the ongoing development and monitoring of the company control systems.

Alexandra Achim

Chief Human Resources Officer

Alexandra joined Fortech in 2006 and since 2007 she has been the Head of Human Resources Department. She graduated from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, where she has also been a teaching assistant.

As Fortech’s CHRO, Alexandra is responsible for the development and implementation of HR strategies and policies within the organization to continuously enhance people and organizational development. She coordinates areas such as recruitment, individual performance management, talent management and organizational development.

Alex Dima

VP of Sales

Alex is a seasoned and award-winning business and sales leader with 15 years’ experience working for Microsoft LinkedIn, Oracle or IBM. He is fluent in multiple languages and showcases a diverse academic background which spans business, communication as well as linguistics. Practitioner of continuous learning, he is currently pursuing an executive education track at Harvard Business School.

At Fortech, Alex’s role as VP Sales is to build and manage an international sales team and channel focused on accelerating the company’s evolution from a premium software outsourcing services provider to Global tech player status.

Marius Budiu

VP of Sales

Marius joined Fortech following a 13 years Sales career in Alcatel-Lucent as International Sales Director for South-East Europe, 3 years spent as Associate Engineer with Lightbridge International Communications Corporation (LCC), Inc. USA, and a 3-year Assistant Professor position with the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

Apart from the technical background, Marius brings a deep understanding of client psychology and client relationship management and has a passion for deploying efficiency and integrity in the Sales Cycle of a company.

Olivian Daniel Tofan

VP of Software Engineering

Daniel joined the company in 2003 and is one of the members of the company’s founding fathers. His technical background is in Java and C++, in large projects for Automotive, Teamcenter Engineering and Compliance. In time he moved towards project management and technical leading and recently into the business management area.

Daniel has Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University. He has also been a research and teaching assistant at the same institution from 2002 to 2008.

Marius Vanca

VP of Software Engineering

Marius started his career in software services in 2000 and has been with Fortech since the first days of the company. His broad technical background, which includes C++, .NET and Java technologies, is complemented by business and management capabilities that he has been acquiring by leading a large business unit in Fortech

Marius holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Babes-Bolyai University and a PhD in Virtual Manufacturing, obtained at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, where he has also worked as a research assistant.

Mihai Calinici

VP of Software Engineering

Mihai has more than 15 years of experience in IT outsourcing.

He graduated in Computer Science at the Babes-Bolyai University and started his professional activity as a Java software developer in 2000. Soon after that, he joined Fortech as one of the first members of the company.

His experience is mostly in Java, with particular emphasis on complex software systems for the Automotive industry.

Dan Petric

VP of Software Engineering

Dan started his career in IT in database management systems after graduating in Computer Science at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in 1995. He joined Fortech in 2006 and is now VP of software engineering, managing one of Fortech’s four business units.

In his role, Dan is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans to meet the business unit objectives. He successfully performs business development and account management activities, while ensuring an efficient management of resources and aligning the implementation of company-wide policies inside the business unit he manages.

Andreea Buza

Marketing Manager

Andreea leads the marketing department at Fortech, with accountability for B2B marketing, employer, and corporate branding. In this role, she acts as a liaison point with Sales, HR and service delivery heads to sync the marketing plan with the business needs.

She got her Bachelor in PR & Communications from the Babes-Bolyai University and has a professional background in branding, marketing communications, and project management, developed in a variety of team settings and intercultural working environments.

Florian Rada

Information Technology Manager

As Information Technology Manager, Florian oversees the IT infrastructure and systems at Fortech. His responsibilities include the analysis, configuration, and maintenance of network and systems’ performance in Fortech.

Specialized in wireless systems, Florian is a graduate of the Faculty of Automation and Computer Science from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. He has also followed the Cisco CCNA courses.

Alexandru Luigi Ricobon

Information Security Manager

Alex is responsible for planning and implementing IT Security policies at Fortech to ensure high levels of security standards within the organization. He started his career at Fortech as a system administrator and then moved towards Information Security.

Alex graduated in 2007 in Telecommunications at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, where he lectured and did research activities. In addition, he has international experience as visiting student at Politecnico di Milano.