Özgür is the Co-founder and Chief Solution Officer for BLEND360, which is a new breed data science and marketing consultancy with offices in New York and Washington DC. The company is focused on advancing marketing performance and data science capabilities for leading companies in the USA and globally. Özgür leads the development of data driven marketing solutions by integrating advanced analytics, data and digital technologies. Özgür has 20 years of experience in building data driven people-based marketing solutions for many Fortune 500 US companies.
Özgür was the General Manager of the Data Solutions Group at Merkle and was a recipient of the Chairman’s Award, which is the highest recognition within Merkle, and the Operational Excellence Award, which is given to employees with an excellent client delivery track record.
Subsequently, Özgür was the CMO for Hepsiburada, Turkey’s leading e-commerce platform. He was responsible for running the marketing and customer service divisions of the firm. During Özgür’s tenure, Hepsiburada was named as one of top 5 fastest growing e-commerce companies in Europe, driven by 9-fold mobile revenue growth.
Özgür has spoken at various Marketing Events globally. He holds a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Bogazici University, and an MBA degree with a focus on marketing from The University of Georgia.