M Sinan Pala

Early Life

It was 14th February 1987 around 10am, according to my parents, when I was born in Bursa Özel Hastanesi as a cute, chubby baby. I spent my early childhood in Reyhan Mahallesi and moved to Hüdavendigar Mahallesi in 1992.

I have acknowledged my fortune of being born into this amazing city when I left to United States in 2005.

 

I  was born in 1987 as member of Bursa’s well-known and phliantropist families Pala and Sünnetçioğlu and of 5th generation Bursa-born from paternal side and has an old lineage going back to 1300s in İnegöl, Bursa from maternal side. I also have Bosnian and Albanian ancestry from grandmothers.  I’ve attended Turkey’s finest Özel İnal-Ertekin primary school, just like everyone else in my family for generations and continued his education in Bursa Cumhuriyet High School, graduated in 2004. My college education started Bilkent University as a Management major and then continued in the USA. International Business major in Montclair State University was the step in my college education and studied Business for 1 more year in New Jersey, USA. I’ve made a big decision at that time and decided to change my major to Web Based Programming in 2006 and transferred to Bergen Community College. Professors teaching the classes were very satisfied with my performance and school offered me a position as Professional Tutor while my studies are ongoing. I was offered a position as a Technical Support Specialist in R.S. Knapp Co at the end of my Associate’s Degree. I’ve had a successful career in Napco during my 4,5 years and improved my hands on experience in coding. I was forced to make a choice during the Mortgage Crisis in USA in 2012 and came back to Bursa after spending almost 8 years in the USA studying, working and playing soccer (6 years of playing experience).

I’ve been working in Bursagaz, subsidiary of EWE Turkey Holding; with numerous responsibilities and projects since my arrival to until October 2017.

I, truly believe the power of Social Media and how it will transform our life. As a matter of fact, I was named worldwide brand Hootsuite’s EMEA Brand Ambassador and providing the company my expertise about social media usage in Turkey and utilities industry.

Additionally, I also was Talent and Tactical Scout for Bursaspor under German Head Coach Christoph Daum; Fernandao, Bakambu, Enes Ünal and Ozan Tufan are few to name about my success in the field. My deep interest in soccer’s scouting mechanics and administrative theories and my constant research led to contributing to nationwide sports magazine Santra Dergi and Futbol Akademi and I’m also writing my first book on Scouting.

Career

Hootsuite EMEA Brand Ambassador

Hootsuite Media Inc.

– Present | Turkey

Advocate on behalf of the Hootsuite brand – Amplify Hootsuite messages to their existing networks – Provide feedback on the Hootsuite dashboard and regional insight – Create a stronger presence for Hootsuite regionally through participation in events and online advocacy

Social Business Supervisor

BURSAGAZ

– OCtober 2017 | Bursa, Türkiye

Management of Bursagaz’s web-sites and social media presence, and adapting social business principles for internal usage. – Established Internal Portal. – Social Media usage and etiquette trainings for managers and executives. – Leader of Social Media Team consisting of 18 members.

Football Scout

Freelance

– Present 

Scouted and analysed numerous players for various agents and clubs.

Talent and Tactical Scout

Bursaspor SK

(8 months) | Bursa, Turkey

Football player performance, potential and value analysis and squad architect. – Scouted every player in Serbia, Croatia leagues and MLS using WyScout and SportsCode GameBreaker; total of 600 players; and shortlisted players suitable for team. – Projected and current value analysis for the A team. – Projected value for U17, U19 and U21 youth academy players. – Positional and tactical analysis of every Europa and Champions League goals from set pieces with SportsCode GameBreaker. – Opposition individual player analysis with SportsCode GameBreaker.

Social Media Rep.

BURSAGAZ

(2 years 1 month) | Bursa, Turkey

Coordination of 30+ social media accounts spread over 10 networks via leading the Social Media Team. Our mission is to strengthen our corporate reputation by applying an effective organizational schema to ecosystem of traceable and quantifiable social data to learn more about customer behavior motives, increase customer satisfaction, loyalty and brand awareness, and manage public opinion of Bursagaz. – Updated company’s and sub associations’ web sites; total of 5 web sites. – Assembled Social Media Team. – Created social media policy. – Established Social CRM.

Assistant Project Manager

R. S. Knapp Co. / Napco

(2 years 11 months) | New Jersey, USA

– BidSet Bid Manager: Bid procurement and contractor management tool for AEC industry. – iShareDocs: Online file sharing tool for AEC industry.

Technical Support Specialist

R.S.Knapp Co.Inc. (NAPCO)

(1 year 6 months) | New Jersey, USA

– Debugging and designing web based applications in ASP classic, VB.NET, Java, HTML and MS-SQL. – Customer and Tech support on phone to clients for proprietary software. – Maintenance of web application and database servers. – Problem solution for daily issues in reproduction area.

Intern

R. S. Knapp Co. / Napco

(4 months) | New Jersey, USA

– In depth training of proprietary software.

Professional Tutor

Bergen Community College

(1 year 5 months) | New Jersey, USA

– Tutored Math and IT Classes

Football

Garden State Soccer League

NJ Cosmos (08/09)
Bayonne United (09/10)
Istanbul SC (10/11)
Newark Enforcers (‘11 Summer)

Staten Island Soccer League

Eclipse FC (11/12)
2011/2012 Play-off Champions

Projects

Social Media Team

Assembled and lead the team.
– Unification and organization of name handles on social networks.
– Implementing hub organizational schema for the communication between the team and departments.
– Integrating customer services into Twitter and Facebook accounts.
– Coordination of marketing and PR activities through social networks.
– Social Media trainings for managers and heads of units.

Social CRM

– Structuring Teams responsible of topics to be monitored.
– Establishing business processes and approval structure to handle posts to Social Media.
– Establishing business processes and approval structure to handle customer complaints from Social Media.
– Laying out the situations excluded from Social CRM application and should be handled manually.

Social Media Policy

– Approval processes of Social Media posts are laid out.
– Guidelines on how to utilize Social Media to gain edge on professional life.

Social Media Team

Bursagaz

MS Sharepoint Social Business Portal

Integrated heterogenous applications to a homogenous user interface for optimizing social business benefits.

SAP Social Business Portal

Integrated heterogenous applications to a homogenous user interface for optimizing social business benefits.

Social Business Portal

EWE Turkey Holding

Bursagaz.com

2013

M.Bursagaz.com

2013

Enervis.com.tr

2013

Bursagazsk.org

2013

Web sites

Bursagaz

Bursaspor Youth Development Projection

– Analysed U21, U19 and U17 players with SportsCode GameBreaker and created talent projection for each player.

Europa League and Champions League Set Pieces Analysis

– Analysed every set pieces goals between 2010-2013 with SportsCode GameBreaker.

Serbia SuperLiga Scouting Report

– Scouted and analysed every player in Serbia SuperLiga by using Wyscout and SportsCode GameBreaker.

Croatia PrvaLiga Scouting Report

– Scouted and analysed every player in PrvaLiga by using Wyscout and SportsCode GameBreaker.

USA MLS Scouting Report

– Scouted and analysed every player in MLS by using Wyscout and SportsCode GameBreaker.

Talent and Tactical Football Scouting

Bursaspor

iShareDocs.com

– Online file sharing system for AEC Industry.

BidSet.com

– Online bid management tool for Construction industry.

Migration of Database Servers

– Migrated MS-SQL server, including 150 databases.