A day in the life of Director of Business Operations André Coutinho
What's it like to work at MoonPay? Here's a look into Director of Business Operations André Coutinho’s experience.
By André Coutinho
My name is André, based in Lisbon, and I’m the Business Operations (BizOps) Director at MoonPay. I caught the crypto bug back in 2019, and have been particularly drawn to the technology’s potential to improve cross-border payments and protect against currency fluctuations via stablecoins. I’m from Brazil, so this is a theme that really resonates with me.
Before MoonPay I had roles at BCG, where I worked on projects supporting large corporations with their digital transformation agendas, and Mastercard, where I focused on data-driven consulting.
In my free time I enjoy going to the beach, hiking, and discovering Lisbon’s craft beer scene.
What does your typical day look like?
One thing that I love about crypto is that there is no typical day, but I generally start by looking at Slack and email to see if there are any surprises. Then, I focus on reviewing work from the team so I can provide guidance on next steps for the day. Finally, at the end of the day I’ll plan some time to think ahead for new projects and actions that we can do to advance the firm.
What do you love about Strategy & Operations?
The best part for me is really understanding the business models of our different products and operations, thinking about how to accelerate our growth and new opportunities we can tackle.
How and why did you end up joining MoonPay?
I heard about MoonPay through a former colleague of mine at BCG and she put me in touch with someone at the company who was visiting Lisbon. The idea was for me to show them around town since they were good friends of my former colleague.
I was blown away by MoonPay, the mission, and how fast the company was growing. I formally applied and joined MoonPay in October 2021.
What do you love about working at MoonPay?
People are genuinely nice here. This is very important to me, since on my team you have to reach out to different departments in the company and work collaboratively. It creates a positive environment to build a team and feel supported by leadership.
What’s an exciting challenge you’ll face in your role over the next 6-12 months?
A really exciting challenge will be trying to figure out how we leverage existing and upcoming offerings in a self-reinforcing cycle so that we can deliver more value to our ecosystem.
What roles are MoonPay hiring for right now?
MoonPay is currently hiring for open roles so be sure to regularly check our careers page. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of the MoonPay team and create your own unique and exceptional experience!