My resume and an overview of how I work

What I do

I’m a Growth and Product professional with a background in electronics engineering. I have 12 years of experience across industries and business models.

The most updated version of my full resume can be seen on LinkedIn.

Projects

Below is a selection of projects I’ve worked on the recent years.

CitizenShipper (May 2020 – Present)

Responsible for managing the growth levers in a US-based two-sided transportation marketplace.

The projects I’ve managed so far:

  • Built and iterated on in-app onboarding flows that generated a 15% lift on activation rates of the supply side and a 10% lift on activation rates of the demand side.
    Had an interview with the onboarding vendor about the success story. 👇
  • Built a referral program by myself, only by using the company’s existing no-code and low-code tools.
    The presentation I’ve made to a group of digital growth professionals can be seen here.
  • I’ve been interviewed for a digital marketing strategy guide for 2022.

Growth & Product Advisor, UserGuiding (May 2020 – Aug 2020)

I helped growth and product teams to build frameworks and best practices around scalability and impact.

  • The product manager of the company and I joined (page is translated from Turkish) Turkey’s most popular product management podcast about our work.

Digital Marketing Manager, CarHopper (Sep 2016 – Jul 2019)

Was in charge of traffic acquisition & conversion rate optimization efforts of CarHopper car rental app, which raised its seed funding from $500K to $1.5M in 2017, and exited to Turo in March 2020.


Technical Product Manager, Aselsan (Aug 2019 — May 2020)

Contributed to product management of video management system (VMS) solutions.
I cannot mention the projects here because of confidentiality.


Picus Security (Jul 2017 – Jul 2018)

Product Marketing Manager (Jan 2018 – Jul 2018)

Was in charge of marketing operations and acted as product manager of the company website.

  • Managed the process of moving up the company from B2B Marketing Maturity Level 0 to Level 1, i.e., from survival to enabling sales over 9 marketing functions.

Product Manager (Jul 2017 – Jul 2018)

Hired as the first product manager of the company.

  • Managed the entire development cycle & release process of 5 major features.
  • Managed the selection & implementation of an on-premises product analytics platform.

Digital Marketing and Analytics Specialist, Onedio (Apr 2015 – Jul 2017)

Specialized in analytics & growth efforts of Onedio, the fastest growing online media website in Turkey, expanding to Russian and English, with 30M monthly unique visitors, 22M of which are on mobile.

  • Led SEO efforts: increased monthly organic search traffic by 150%.
    The case study we made with the SEO agency can be seen here.
  • Developed A/B testing processes for Facebook ads: decreased Cost Per Click by 40%.

Digital Marketing and Analytics Analyst, Nokta Media (Aug 2013 – Apr 2017)

Specialized in product development & growth efforts of İzlesene, the biggest video-sharing website after YouTube in Turkey, with 200M+ monthly video views. Led software projects using Kanban with the guidance of the product manager.
I’ve been interviewed for my work here.

  • Co-led increasing Internal Search CTR by 5% points & Recommended Videos’ CTR up to 2x through improving algorithms’ performance by A/B testing different scenarios.
  • Led SEO efforts: followed the best practices and came up with ideas to compete with YouTube.
  • Collaborated with developers by writing product specifications and conducting release reviews.

Testimonials

I worked with Çağrı on online video platform project over 2 years. Çağrı is an excellent team player, invaluable asset to a project team and contributes significantly to the project’s success and growth using analytics datas with his enthusiasm, dedication. He constantly brings new ideas to the table and always lends a hand when others…

Rıza Selçuk Saydam, Product Designer at Facebook

Cagri and I have worked together in many projects during our study in METU Engineering Management program. He is a very brilliant, creative and hardworking person. I was really impressed with his problem solving skills and his dedication to work. I am very glad to have known him he is also a valuable friend. I…

Kubilay Başıbüyük, Lead Algorithm Design Engineer

Cagri Sarigoz was my mentor in Nokta. He has advanced analytical intelligence and teamwork skills with his gentle and adaptable personality. He encourages his team members to accomplish their tasks without burdening and putting them under pressure. He is completely master of his domain and a true individual learner who loves detailed research.

Can Giracoglu, Master Student

I worked with Cagri longer than one year on production of electro optic systems at Aselsan. He is focused and dedicated to produce his best using creative methods to solve problems. He has shown that; he is able to deal with uncertainty using analytic data, he predicts possible problems and quickly responds to keep produciton…

Çağrı Turunç, Technical Manager at Aselsan

I had a chance to work with Cagri during hobiyo.com launch. He was a great help in establishing our SEO and Analytics efforts. Along with his deep subject matter expertise, he is on top of every product management related trends. I highly recommend him as these are instrumental in every product team’s success!

Fatih Ozkosemen, Search Quality Analyts at Google

Cagri is a very hardworking and highly analytical professional. He is very data focused and goes above and beyond to deliver the absolute best results in a timely manner. His knowledge in Google Analytics, Adwords, and Mixpanel helped us understand user and platform behavior. I highly recommend him to any organization.

Bora Hamamcioglu, Founder & CEO at CarHopper.co

I have worked with Çağrı as him being my product manager. His organizational skills, and precise knowledge on what has to be done, even on unknown territory, have guided us through each goal. I would highly recommend him for such a role without a moment’s hesitation.

Özgün Murat Arslantaş, Frontend Developer

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Cagri for about one year, six months of it on the same team where he was the product owner. I’ve seen firsthand that he’s very hardworking, detail oriented, willing to go the extra mile. He’s an excellent communicator, a team player and cares a lot about the customer.…

Fatih Altınok, Frontend Lead Developer

It’s rare that you come across with a colleague like Çağrı talking the same language with us, designers. I’ve worked with Çağrı for 10 months. He was the product owner of another team, but I learned a lot from him thanks to some side projects and daily moments in the office. I’m amazed by his…

Çiğdem Demir, Product Designer

I’ve worked with Çağrı for about one year as him being my product owner and product marketing manager. He has a great work responsibility. I am very impressed by his management and communication skills as well as his intelligence in digital marketing. Besides being a highly skilled product manager, he is a good-humored and supportive…

Selcen Kökcü Çetin, UX/UI Designer

Cagri is the guy who’ll always find solutions. He will always advise if you ask for his opinion and come up with plans and strategies. I’m happy to work with Cagri and I’m grateful for having him as a teammate.

Alexandra Samcov, People Operations Professional