Pedro Fernandes

The motivation within.

Pedro is celebrating half a life spent in the continent after growing up in Madeira. Since then, he has since been a happy adopted “portuense”, having studied Economics in the city. However, this does not mean he has stopped collecting miles. Pedro enjoys travelling and counts New York, with its “grandeur” and opportunities, as one of his favourite places.

Pedro believes that life is made to be enjoyed. A positive attitude he takes to work, where he believes there is nothing impossible. When hardship strikes, often a creative solution is needed a principle that has led Pedro through different paths in his life.

Having a strong commercial background and natural inclination for sales, Pedro believes one must find inspiration inside oneself. Goals and achievements certainly have their place, but to succeed, motivation must be intrinsic.
Pedro is taking this mindset to future projects where he hopes he can dedicate himself to negotiation and strategic thinking, two of his strong skills.


Nationality Portuguese
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish

Main skills

Sales

Negotiation

Project Management

Strategic negotiator

Innovator spirit

Excellent listener

Critical thinker

 

Projects

Leader in Salesforce CRM implementation in a Financial Institution

Project Manager in implementation of the Inside Sales function

Sales field launch of a Consumer Finance service (1st salesman)

Founder of the Portuguese Federation of Junior Enterprises (during the degree in Economics)

Future Professional Interests

Sales Management

General Management

Career Goals

Pedro has more than ten years of experience in sales within different companies and with diverse teams. For the future, Pedro wishes to experience team and business unit management and from this break into top management.

Likes & Curiosities

Rescued and adopted a deaf and blind dog

Lived in a house with people from 5 different nationalities

Learned to cook and iron by himself

“Culture drives great results.”

Jack Welch

Timeline
2017
The birth of his daughter Clara, during the Executive MBA at Porto Business School
2014
Salesforce CRM implementation that served as a role model for the other subsidiaries of the Group
2012
Learned to code to create his second business
2010
Was invited to return to the company he had left 1 year before
2005
Started to work at CrediAgora: 1st commercial in the business unit and 1st resource in Porto delegation
2004
Degree in Economics, his first job and first own business
2003
Foundation of the Portuguese Federation of Junior Enterprises allowing more college students to have a first contact with the business world
1998
Leaving Madeira and coming to Porto, at the age of eighteen, to start the degree in Economics
Strategic negotiator
Innovator spirit
Excelent listener
Critical thinker
Coach mentality

Top 5
Strengths

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