About Cosmin Costea

Digital Transformation | Business Processes Optimization | Agile | E-Commerce

COSTEAconsulting was founded in 2014 with a clear focus: help teams successfully leverage the opportunities of the new Digital economy.

True to our vision, we are still doing this today. As the world changes and evolves, we help our customers catch-up and then lead their industry through Digital.

Our founder, Cosmin Costea, started the company after a solid 15 years successful management career with strong track record of performance in eCommerce, Digital Marketing & OmniChannel Retail.

His academic background is Computer Engineer with UK Executive MBA from The University of Sheffield.

Now, he is also a lecturer for Digital Transformation and member of the jury at the Sheffield MBA Business strategy module.

His mission is to support teams to increase profitable sales and shareholder value using structured and hands-on: Digital Transformation, Business Processes Improvement, Agile and eCommerce consultancy & training. Cosmin is frequently quoted by publications such as the Wall-Street journal in Romania and a sough-after speaker at events in the areas of eCommerce, OmniChannel, Digital Transformation and Marketing Strategy.

Prior to founding COSTEAconsulting, Cosmin was part of Deloitte Digital.

Before that, he was working for SAP and METRO.

His unique expertise is secured by direct experience in leading digital projects from all 4 perspectives:

1. Digital Consultant

  • Strategy and Business Development of Deloitte Digital in Central Europe with a focus on: Digital Transformation, OmniChannel & eCommerce consulting plus software implementation.
  • Hands-on support for HEINEKEN to develop the very successful business strategy of B2B online sales to retail and HORECA.
  • Complex digital transformation project for IKEA to define, plan and implement digital initiatives in SEE.
  • Define and support the implementation of the Digital Transformation Program of SYNEVO.
  • Digital Maturity Assessment for SOLARTIUM, one of the most innovative healthcare companies.
  • Board level Digital training for Signal Iduna, Altex and MediaGalaxy.

2. Software Vendor

  • Business development with SAP for the customer facing applications as part of the hybris suite: eCommerce, Sales, Service & Marketing automation.

3. Software implementation

  • Software implementation projects for companies like SEA, Electrica and Carrefour in the areas of eCommerce and CRM.
  • Guidance and support for implementation companies of SYNEVO on mobile apps, website optimization and eCommerce initiatives.
  • Hands on involvement for the development of the HEINEKEN online sales channel.

4. Business manager

  • Managed the entire local eCommerce business at METRO, a success story for all of METRO’s online business in Central and Eastern Europe

Strategy Director for Central Europe

Lead the Strategy and Business Development of Deloitte Digital in Central Europe: Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia.

e-Commerce Manager

Romania was selected to be the pilot for the expansion of the business to E-Commerce; I was selected to lead the project and manage the entire local METRO Hybris E-commerce business.

Business Consultant

Business Development, Pre-sales, Sales, Digital business blueprint and implementation support of SAP Hybris platforms for E-commerce, Marketing, Cloud for Sales, Cloud for Service.

Council Member, GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)

Business consultant for: E-commerce, OmniChannel retail, Digital Transformation.

The University of Sheffield

Degree Executive MBA
2012 – 2014

Chartered Management Institute

Field Of StudyLevel 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership London
2012 – 2014

Universitatea „Politehnica” din București

Bachelor of Science (5 years) Field Of StudyComputer Science
1996-2001

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