Management team

Ciprian Morcan

Cluster Manager (Chief Executive Officer)

He is a persevering man of action, who invests time and energy in the ideas he believes in and is convinced that the financial benefits are only the consequence of work done with passion and devotion. Ciprian is a dreamer well-anchored in reality, which helps him keep his focus on important projects.

● 2013-Present: Department Coordinator, AgroTransilvania Cluster
● 2012-Present: General Manager / Project Manager, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster
● 2007-Present: Partner / General Manager, S.C. Hygia Consult S.R.L.
● 2016-2017: Representative of the Cluster Consortium from Northern Transylvania
● 2014-2015: Representative of the business environment in the thematic group “Business environment and smart specialization” from the Regional Planning Committee for the elaboration of the Regional Development Strategy 2014-2020 of the North-West Region of Romania.

● 2001 - 2005: Bachelor's degree: Specialization "Legal Sciences - Law", Faculty of Law "Simion Barnițiu", "Lucian Blaga" University Sibiu, Romania
● 2000– 2003 Certificate of professional competences: “Electronist”, graduate of the School of Application for Transmissions, Informatics and Electronic Warfare, from Sibiu, Romania;

Other specializations and qualifications:
● 2017: Course (MOOC) "Designing a Smart Specialization Strategy", organized by the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne & BAKBASEL Economic Research & Consultancy in Lausanne, Switzerland;
● 2015:
○ “Introduction to Cluster Management Excellence” course, organized by the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence, in Barcelona, Spain;
○ "Pre-gold workshop", organized by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis - ESCA, in Brussels, Belgium;
○ Specialization course: "Trainer", organized by Intratest S.A., in Cluj - Napoca, Romania;
● 2014:
○ “Cluster Academy 2014” course, organized by Clusterland Oberosterreich, in Linz - Austria;
○ “Cluster management mentoring session”, organized by the North-West Regional Development Agency and Aerospace Valley France Cluster, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
● 2008:
○ Course "How to improve our consulting skills", organized by the Ministry for Small and Medium Enterprises, Trade, Tourism and Liberal Professions, Post-Privatization Foundation, in Bucharest, Romania;
○ Specialization course: "Project Manager", organized by Euro Best Team S.R.L, in Bucharest - Romania;
● 2007: Course "SQL Administration", organized by the Training Center for Communications and Informatics "Decebal", in Sibiu, Romania.

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Lucian Maier

Financial Manager (Chief Financial Officer)

Lucian is a balanced, analytical and organized person. He likes numbers and nature. He is not a man of words but a man of deeds, a reliable colleague and a friend in the category of the rare ones. He has a healthy lifestyle and the saying „Healthy mind in a healthy body certainly” applies to him.

● 2014-Present: Economic Director, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster Association
● 2008-Present: Economist Advisor, Associate, S.C. Hygia Consult S.R.L.
● 2007-Present: Economist Advisor, S.C. CIVIM S.R.L
● 2008-2012: Economist Advisor, S.C. DGD S.R.L.
● 2005-2007: Production Supervisor, Pilgrim’s Pride USA
● 1996-2004: Telecommunications Technician / Telecommunications Center Supervisor, Ministry of National Defense - Telecommunications

● 2010-2017: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom - affiliate status
● 2012-2015: Oxford Brookes University - Bachelor's Degree in Applied Accounting
● 2007-2009: Master’s degree in Financial Analysis and Evaluation, Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Accounting and Management Informatics
● 2007-2008: Faculty of Economic Sciences, "Babes-Bolyai" University Cluj-Napoca
● 1999-2004: Specialization: Economic Engineering in Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
● 1997-1999: Postgraduate School of Accounting, "Iulian Pop" Economic College Cluj Napoca

Other specializations and qualifications:
● 2016-Financial controller course
● 2015-Project manager course
● 2012-Project Evaluator Course

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Cristina Dobrescu

Marketing manager

A true spirit of leadership acquired through years of work and devotion. Responsible for staff training and education for 7 years, Cristina is one of the best mentors you can have.

● 2018-Present: Marketing Manager, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster Association
● 2014-2015: Project Manager, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster Association
● 2014-2015: Production Manager, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster Association
● 2003-2010: Executive Manager, ID Point SRL
● 2001-2002: Software programmer, SoftVision SRL

● 2008-2009: MBA, Excellence in Management Program, ASEBUSS Bucharest
● 2001-2002: Master’s degree, Faculty of Informatics, UBB Cluj-Napoca
● 1998-2001: Bachelor's degree, Faculty of Informatics, UBB Cluj-Napoca

Other specializations and qualifications:
● 2019: Course "Emotional Intelligence and Efficient Communication", BMM Academy, Cluj-Napoca
● 2014: Course "Performance Management", BMM Academy, Cluj-Napoca

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Mădălina Tantana

Management Assistant

The initiative is something appreciated and desired by everyone, and Mădălina has plenty. She is eager to get involved and always ready to help. Very well organized and attentive to everything that happens around her, she is a good listener and coordinator of multiple activities.

● 2019-Present: Expert accessing European structural and cohesion funds, Hygia Consult SRL
● 2019-Present: Marketing Referent, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster Association

● 2019-2021: Master’s degree, Audit and Financial Management of European Funds, FSEGA, UBB Cluj-Napoca
● 2019-2021: Master’s degree, Sustainable Regional Development, FSEGA, UBB Cluj-Napoca
● 2016-2019: Bachelor's degree, Economics and International Relations, FSEGA, UBB Cluj-Napoca

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Levente Miko

Legal Adviser & Procurement Expert

Levi is a serious, responsible person, oriented towards solving situations. He is a perfect consultant and in a continuous search for improvement. For 9 years, he carried out social assistance activities, helping to solve hundreds of cases of poverty, family abandonment or financial aid.

● 2014-Present: Public procurement expert, SC HYGIA CONSULT SRL
● 2015-Present: Legal Adviser, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster Association
● 2015-2016: Public Procurement Expert, Student Plus Association
● 2006-2015: Legal Adviser, Turda City Hall - Turda Public Social Assistance Service

● 2009-2011: Programmer-Informatics Analyst, Turda Technical College
● 2005 - 2007: Master’s degree, Criminal Sciences and Criminology, “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Faculty of Law Cluj Napoca

Other specializations and qualifications:
● 2016: Specialization: Human Resources Inspector
● 2010: Training course for Mediators, organized by the Association of Ultrasilvam Mediators from Cluj Napoca
● 2009: Training: "Public Procurement Expert"
● 2008: Improvement: "Management of European projects", "Communication in a foreign language" (English)
● 2007:
○ Internships in: "Environmental Management", "Labor Law", "Communication"
○ Specialization: "Public Procurement Manager"
○ Specialization: "Legal Management"

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Diana Morcan

Head of the internationalization office

Diana is a person inclined towards people, she likes to interact with those around her and she is passionate about personal development. She reads a lot and documents herself on this subject or goes to classes, as time allows. She takes positive energy from her family, with whom she has a great pleasure to spend time. She loves to cook from traditional, reinvented dishes to completely new dishes - it's an activity that helps her disconnect and put her thoughts in order.

● 2018 - present: Internationalization Manager, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster
● 2015 - 2017: International business specialist, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster
● 2014 - present: European funds access expert, Hygia Consult
● 2014 - 2016: Financial Consultant, Kunden Broker S.R.L, Cluj-Napoca
● 2012: Internship organization department, Michelin Romania SA, Zalău

● 2014 - 2016: Master – ”Babeș-Bolyai” University, Faculty of Economics and Business Management, Cluj-Napoca, Specialization Econometrics and Applied Statistics
● 2011 - 2014: Bachelor's degree – ”Babeș-Bolyai” University, Faculty of Economics and Business Management, Cluj-Napoca, Statistical Specialization and Economic Forecasting

Other specializations and qualifications:
● 2017: Certificate of completion of the "Advanced Microsoft Excel" course
● 2015: ANC accredited certificate of graduation of the "Project Manager" course
● 2015: ANC accredited certificate of graduation of the course "Public Procurement Expert"
● 2014: Consulting course
● 2014: Course program director
● 2014: Proposal Writing in Horizon 2020 and the SME Instrument

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Georgiana Pop

Assistant manager

Georgiana is a graduate of studies in the field of statistics and economic forecasting, which she continued with a master's program - "Audit and Financial Management of European Funds”. Although she is very good at interpreting and correlating numbers, she loves to help the people around, be they colleagues, clients, partners. She is characterized by the desire to get involved in new and exciting activities, appreciates punctuality and describes herself as very organized.

● 2021 May – present: Assistant manager Cluster Mobilier Transilvan
● 2020 August – present: Expert for structural and cohesion funds accessing

● 2019 – 2021 - Master Audit and Financial Management of European Funds, “Babeș-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca
● 2016 -2019 - Bachelor's degree in statistics and economic forecasting, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics

Other specializations and qualifications:
● 2020: Learn Consulting, Do Consulting, training progra

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