Our Team


Our team reflects some of the best and brightest talent working with WooCommerce.

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Shadi Manna

Founder

A WooCommerce Meetup organizer and WordPress enthusiast, when he is not coding or reading you can typically find him on the basketball court at the edge of the 3-point line.
Before working on his on ventures, Shadi worked for Fortune 100 companies such as Vistaprint and Hewlett Packard. His global outlook and cliental is a reflection of having lived in various countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. He’s fluent in four languages, English, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, and some British Sign Language, of course that’s not counting programming languages.

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Luthfi Bintoro

WooCommerce Developer

Luthfi has extensive experience in developing web applications using the following technologies: PHP, SQL, HTML5, CSS, Javascript and jQuery. In recent years he has focused his efforts on studying the WooCommerce codebase in order to customise any aspect of it.
He was engaged in many web projects in both as an employee and as a freelance developer before joining the Progressus team fulltime. He was also one of the Elite Author in Envato.

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Anke Van Reeth

Senior Designer

Anke is a Belgian designer and developer with over 10 years of experience with WordPress.
She has worked in several agencies and with a multitude of clients within Europe. Anke has a nack for brand identity and user experience.
She’s skilled with Photoshop and Sketch, has strong Front End development skills and is always open to learn new technologies. She currently lives in Sicily with her Italian partner and two kids.

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Dustin Parker

Full-stack Developer

Dustin is a full-stack developer with a passion for problem-solving and coding web applications. As a freelancer for the past decade, he’s had the opportunity to work with several PHP-based platforms/frameworks and has done extensive work in the area of WordPress plugin and theme development.

When not at the keyboard he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, studying his Bible, working with his hands, Freeletics, playing sports, roasting/drinking fresh coffee, playing guitar and a lot of other things… if he can find the time.

Bartosz

Full-stack Developer

Self-learner, self-starter. Specializes in building CMS and eCommerce web applications, primarily on WordPress and WooCommerce platforms. He has eight years of experience working in remote international teams creating web products for startups and enterprise businesses. He has experience in design, development, and agile methods to build software.

In private, husband, father, pet lover. Melomaniac, always with headphones on the ears. In his free time, Bartosz enjoys long walks in nature.

Abdalsalaam Halawa

Woocommerce Developer

13 years ago Abdalsalaam was thrilled when he successfully created his first website using WordPress and since that day he has dedicated his time to developing custom themes and plugins for WordPress. For the past 3 years he has specialized in WooCommerce development and customizations.

In his free time Abdalsalaam enjoys spending time out in nature with friends, but when at home his main hobby is gaming.

Paula Fernández

Project Manager

Paula is a business management graduate with a passion for project management and design. With experience in both fields, she possesses a solid foundation that sets her apart. Paula’s thirst for knowledge is evident as she constantly seeks to expand her understanding of project management and the technical aspects associated with it. This drive to learn enables her to effectively manage projects in a successful manner, incorporating the latest methodologies and techniques.

In her free time, Paula loves to travel and explore new places. By immersing herself in different cultures and environments, she broadens her horizons and gains fresh perspectives. This adventurous spirit fosters her adaptability and open-mindedness, qualities that contribute to her success in managing diverse projects.

Fernando Roche

WordPress Developer

Fernando is a proficient WordPress Developer, specializing in custom theme and plugin development. His work is characterized by a professional approach, ensuring that each project is handled with precision and expertise. His skill in this field reflects a strong understanding of the technical aspects required to create effective and reliable WordPress solutions.

Away from his professional commitments, Fernando finds joy in playing the guitar and cherishing moments with his family. These personal interests not only provide him with a balanced lifestyle but also inspire creativity and passion in his professional endeavors.

Olfat Rashad

WooCommerce Developer

Olfat Rashad boasts over 8 years of expertise in crafting custom themes and plugins from scratch within WordPress, specializing in building CMS and eCommerce web applications.

Throughout her career, she has successfully delivered numerous websites while collaborating with a diverse clientele.

Additionally, she possesses solid experience in developing web applications using the Laravel framework and demonstrates proficiency in AWS and DevOps.
During her leisure time, Olfat enjoys socializing, playing the piano, and drawing. She is happily married and has a son.

Chris McEldowney

Head of Business Development and Strategy

Chris is an experienced entrepreneur and eCommerce expert with over 20 years international experience building great products and online marketing strategies. As well as now running his own eCommerce agency, Flat White Digital, Chris works with Progressus in both a business dev, marketing and pm capacity.

Originally from Belfast, where he now lives with his wife and two kids, work and a love of travel has taken him from Japan, to France and back home again via Spain. He started his career translating and eventually running a portfolio of Paris based EU dating sites, before co-founding music social network startup, letsloop.com. Since moving back to Belfast Chris has focused on eCommerce, developing successful growth strategies and sales solutions for over 50 top-performing UK & Ireland online businesses.

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Jenni McKinnon

Content Manager

As a self-described WordPress nerd, Jenni wonders if her enthusiasm for WordPress and writing borders on the annoying or if it’s just quirky. Is it quirky to want to edit nearly every sign she passes by? She thinks so. Either way, she’s been copywriting, digital marketing and web developing for over 20 years, and nearly as long for WordPress.

When not obsessing over words, she enjoys kick boxing, petrichor – both the scent and the word – and apparently obsessing over words.