Meet The Team


David Ottlik

David Ottlik

CEO, Co-founder

David is a creative and passionate innovator and entrepreneur with 10+ years experience in entrepreneurial ventures and client relationships. Prior to founding Synetiq, David worked at Imprvd, a digital brand consulting firm and at Dezigen, an e-commerce business that sold high-end design products, two companies he co-founded. David has studied design and architecture in Paris and in Hong Kong. He worked for clients in 3 continents out of China, France and Hungary where he built and led teams of engineers, scientists and designers. David was featured on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list and the New Europe 100 list of emerging leaders of Google and the Financial Times.





Júlia Csenge Halmos

Júlia Csenge Halmos

Head of client services

Csenge is a passionate market and media researcher, with 10+ years of profound research experience in the fields of media & technologies (TV, internet, papers, radio, games, music, telecommunications), marketing & advertisements, health and lifestyle out of which she spent 6 years at Ipsos. She is fuelled by the desire to understand people and their decision making processes. In her profession she approaches research in a creative way seeking always the newest and best practices, she also loves to speak in public. Csenge lived, studied and worked in Denmark, Vietnam, Spain and Hungary. She visits India on a yearly basis for improving her daily ashtanga yoga practice.





Diego Alonso

Diego Alonso

Tech lead

Diego has an international and eclectic background. He holds a Telecommunication MSc from Spain and a Mathematical Modeling MSc from Denmark. Besides, he has 10+ years of professional experience in the design and implementation of solutions based on statistical models. Besides numerous internships, he worked at Oticon, Danish company leader in the market of hearing aid devices, where he improved their wireless solution using statistics. Then, he worked at Tradeshift, which is a worldwide startup that handles business data in the cloud. His role was to improve the business processes of their customers by developing software services powered by machine learning​ technologies. During the time he was at Tradeshift, the company experience a 20x growth.

Diego brings to the team a strong knowledge and applied experience with machine learning and signal processing, plus a passion for lean development. He likes to talk about value, product, growth, scrum and agile. When he is not in front of the computer, he reads about artificial intelligence and its global impact on society.





Ágoston Török

Ágoston Török

R&D lead, Data scientist

Ágoston loves finding patterns, relations and information in data. He gained 7+ years experience in neuroscience research by working at the Brain Imaging Centre, RCNS HAS. He has done successful research projects all around the world (UCL, Technion, UT Austin, Aix-Marseille University, University of Oldenburg). His research focuses on how we can use new technological tools in neuroscience research in order to bring experiments outside the lab. In his freetime he likes gastronomy and is a frequent guest of karaoke bars.





Katalin Bősze

Katalin Bősze

Head of business operations

With her exceptional eye for detail Kata enjoys putting ideas into numbers, creating and following through business plans, making sure all financial, legal and administrative processes are top quality. She promotes within the team honesty, efficiency and empathy. Her strict but cheerful and creative character ensures awesome team events and great company culture. She is in charge of selecting and keeping the best talent in the Synetiq team. Kata holds an MSc in Business Development and an another MSc in Accounting, has 5+ years of experience in HR and Finance, loves talking to people, cooking, running and practicing krav maga.





András Serény

András Serény

Senior data engineer

András earned his MSc from Eötvös Loránd University and his PhD from the Central European University in Mathematics. He has been working for over ten years as a professional software engineer, at small technology startups as well as at a financial services giant. For the last few years, he has been developing data-intensive distributed JVM and Python applications, mainly a financial risk calculation system and a recommendation engine. As a data engineer at Synetiq, András contributes to building the company’s unique data storage and processing technology. Outside of work, he likes swimming and taking long walks with his little son.





Dániel Pálma

Dániel Pálma

Data engineer

As a Software Engineer, Dani loves solving problems and coming up with architectural designs for greenfield projects. He always has one (or many) ongoing side-projects, which keeps him up to date on current development best practices and technologies. Currently he is focused on Data Pipeline Development and Cloud Computing Architecture. In his free time, if not working on a personal side project, he likes contributing to Open Source Software, trying out new restaurants, checking out exhibitions, seeing live shows, traveling and running.





Réka Fruzsina Kis

Réka Fruzsina Kis

Senior insight consultant

Réka as an advertising specialist passionately wants to understand every aspect of human behaviour. After graduating in marketing communication, she gained experience in brand and ad related research at Ipsos. She is inspired by the trends of visual and verbal communication, data visualization, integrated campaigns, branding and ad adaptation. She is always in search for new solutions and consumer insights that can change and improve businesses. She is committed to expressive minimalism: expressing the most with telling the least. In her free-time she visits concerts, travels, plays puzzle, learns from artisans and craftworkers, and learns about traditional healing practices.





Eszter Markó

Eszter Markó

Client services manager

Eszter is proud to have always worked for companies that are pioneers in their fields and are also Hungarian. She is a Cell and Molecular Biologist by training and prior to joining Synetiq, she worked for SOLVO Biotechnology, a company specialised in carrying out drug-drug interaction services for pharma companies. With SOLVO, Eszter switched to sales and marketing and did business on the US West Coast for 4 years. She has always been fascinated the by the complexity of the human brain and how it evolved to enable us to have feelings and personalities but it was only in 2017 that she learned about and was captivated by neuromarketing. Eszter’s enthusiasm never faded since and today she is spreading it onto others as one of our Client Services Managers. If you want to overjoy her, introduce her to a dachshund or ask her to dance rockabilly with you.





Zsófia Kovács

Zsófia Kovács

Media analyst

Zsófi graduated as a sociologist and studied survey statistics to deepen her methodological background in social science research. After her studies she gained experience in market research companies (Nielsen, Kantar Hoffmann) and in a media agency (Publicis One Hungary) as a data analyst and researcher. Zsófi is interested in analysing decision-making processes and understanding marketing related human behaviour. She joined Synetiq to get familiar with a cutting-edge research methodology. She has high technical knowledge about how our softwares work and with this she supports the work of other analysts and tech people. In her free time, she likes to explore the world, travel and be active in nature, especially through hiking and running.





Zsófia Lengyel

Zsófia Lengyel

Media analyst

Zsófi has a BSc in Business and Management, and is pursuing an MSc in Marketing. She gained experience at Sony Pictures Entertainment working in television audience measurement for the CEE region. At Synetiq she is part of the client services team, taking part in preparing measurements and creating insightful reports. Zsófi has lived in Slovenia, South Korea, and Hungary. Her international background and analytical mindset help her find the connections between the small details. She likes symmetry and organisation, so you can be sure that whatever the topic might be, she has an Excel worksheet for it. In her free time Zsófi travels, enjoys the outdoors, and watches lots of television shows.





Dóra Andorkó

Dóra Andorkó

Media analyst

Dóri holds a degree in Sociology from ELTE, but she also studied in The Netherlands at Utrecht University. There she gained knowledge of market research, behavioural science and anthropology. She arrived to Synetiq from Ipsos where she worked as a researcher. Prior to that she was volunteer at several NGOs. Dóri believes in interdisciplinarity and she joined Synetiq to deepen and use her social scientific and market researcher knowledge in the field of advertisement. Here she is a part of the client service team, as an analyst she takes part in preparing the measurement, as well as compiling reports. She is eager to use all the advantages of her multifaceted background and to find the common patterns in behaviour of the viewers. In her free time, she is a big cooking enthusiast, she loves modern arts, she enjoys reading, going to concerts and spending time in nature.





Gábor Vecsei

Gábor Vecsei

Junior data scientist

Gábor earned his BSc degree from Budapest University of Technology and Economics as a Engineer IT Specialist where he studied and worked with robotics, computer vision and machine learning. Currently he is doing his MSc. He gained experience at a startup company where he worked as a software developer and computer vision specialist. Also he started his own robotics startup. Right now he engineers data and tries to find valuable information in it as a Junior Data Scientist. Besides the school and work he likes to spend time on side projects. He loves to play the guitar, do arts, travel, skateboard and perform magic tricks.





Fruzsina Mezei

Fruzsina Mezei

Junior marketing manager

Fruzsi graduated from Durham University where she received her degree in Health and Human Sciences. During her studies she gained a solid background in medical anthropology and health politics as well as the ability to look behind people’s decisions and study their decision making processes. She is fuelled by the desire to explore things with an interdisciplinary eye and understand human nature as something that is enriched by culture, society, politics and economics. She joined Synetiq’s team through Bridge Budapest’s scholarship programme that aims to connect young talents with promising Hungarian startups. Here at Synetiq she utilises her knowledge of people to support marketing and sales activities. She is open minded, loves learning about sustainable development, throwing dinner parties and doing sports of any kind.





Panka Cser

Panka Cser

Business operations manager

Panka graduated as an economist specialised in Hospitality & Hotel Management with completion of abroad studies of Event Management in the Netherlands. Afterwards she gained experience in the field of finance. Now she can combine her studies and practical skills as she is taking care of the company’s operational side, along with Kata and Dóri. There’s no mission impossible for her, no matter if it’s HR, recruitment, financial or office needs related. She likes keeping the team happy and making sure teambuildings are memorable. Random fact: she loves seals. She adopted a seal in Wales and is supporting seal rescues in Ireland.





Szonja Weigl

Szonja Weigl

Junior software engineer

Szonja graduated from Pázmány Péter Catholic University where she received her degree in Molecular Bionics Engineering. Odd as it sounds, during this program she developed her passion towards neuroscience and programming. She has participated in research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, during which she analysed interictal iEEG data in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and used functional connectivity to predict the affected hemisphere. As a Junior Research Manager at Synetiq, she learned how to organise smoothly running measurements with the right equipment and people. Right now she joined the Tech team, to try out herself as a soon-to-be Python wizard, while also doing her MSc in Info-Bionics Engineering. She loves bouldering, doing yoga with her friends, and nevertheless when her cat goes crazy.





Dóra Dávid

Dóra Dávid

Junior research manager

Dóri graduated as a Molecular Bionics Engineer from Pazmany Peter Catholic University but right now she is at the Commerce and Management faculty of the Óbudai University. Due to her curiosity she is eager to combine her electrophysiological, neurobiological knowledge with business, and marketing. She participated in a research at The Hungarian Academy of Sciences to develop a microsurgical method for treating epilepsy. She soon developed organisational skills, as one of the event planners of the Student’s Union. She joined Synetiq as a lab assistant to get experience in neuromarketing. Right now she is part of the Business Operations Team as research manager, but she is also keen to support marketing, and sales.In her freetime Dóri likes cooking, hiking and traveling.




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