MADE.com: A home goods leader navigates the pandemic – with Geert Engels

MADE.com: A home goods leader navigates the pandemic – with Geert Engels

About this exclusive PentaBAR

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant growth as well as supply chain turbulence for the home goods leader MADE.com. But what has this journey meant for the company’s technical lead?

What is the technology strategy behind an international marketplace on a mission to transform furnishing shopping on a global scale? Can the recent growth be sustained? What does the future look like for e-tailing upscale home goods?

In this special PentaBAR edition of CTO Talks, Geert Engels, Chief Technology Officer of London-based household e-tailer MADE.com, has an open conversation with Pentalog’s Chief Platform Officer, Cornel Fatulescu.

Engels discusses his experience as the CTO of an ambitious tech-enabled company that changed the way people buy furniture with an innovative approach to the supply chain that makes design-quality furnishings available to everyone.

For tech leaders everywhere, looking for an insight into the technology strategy of a powerhouse e-commerce with rapid growth, we invite you to learn about MADE.com’s technological journey to success.


Our discussion covers:

  • The CTO of an online furniture retailer – roles and duties
  • Geert Engels’ views on tech strategy
  • Leadership at MADE.com

Guest: Geert Engels – Chief Technology Officer at MADE.com

Host: Cornel Fatulescu – Chief Platform Officer at Pentalog

About our speakers

Cornel Fatulescu

Cornel Fatulescu - Host

Cornel is a senior strategist, mentor, and coach with extensive experience in SaaS, two-sided markets, IS transformation, technology due diligence, and leadership of large-scale organizations & technology teams. After Pentalog’s acquisition by Globant, Cornel is currently transitioning to a role of CTO for France & Germany, with a focus on leading the company’s product and technology strategy on the French market.

Geert Engels

Geert Engels - Guest

As the CTO of the fast-growing online furniture retailer MADE.com, Geert Engels uses his web development experience to lead with passion and agility. In his successful career, he has designed and built large-scale mission-critical systems for e-commerce and online marketing.