Anna is the Vice President of Operations at TubeScience, the world’s largest social video advertiser. Before TubeScience, and while still in high school, Anna had already established a successful career as the Czech Republic’s first Asian actress, filming over 150 episodes on national TV. Her experience in production helped prepare her for her next venture – founding Vietnam’s first ever Comic Con. She built the company from the ground up, including raising funding and securing partnerships with international companies such as Warner Bros and Fox Entertainment.
Anna’s success in the Czech Republic and Vietnam wasn’t enough for her. She was eager to be in a more competitive environment and join the growing startup scene in LA, where she could make a much larger, global impact. Her first step towards that objective was being accepted to and graduating from USC’s Marshall School of Business.
Straight out of university she joined TubeScience, where her expertise in operations and production positioned her to play an instrumental role in scaling the company’s iterative and disruptive business model. Though she initially joined a small startup as the seventh employee, she quickly became the VP of Operations and the first executive hire outside of the founders.
She is responsible for quintupling the company’s workforce, growing it from 7 to over 40 employees in just 4 months (she found and hired all but 5 of these employees). Under her direction the company has expanded to new offices, implemented recruiting and company policies to attract diversity, and implemented budget saving fiscal measures. She has helped grow TubeScience into the company it is today – spending millions of dollars a week on advertisements, generating billions of views every month, and experiencing phenomenal month-over-month revenue growth.
Anna played a critical role in the company’s growth, and continues to do so by building out various department teams and making sure the company maintains operational efficiency as it scales. Her advice to new college graduates? “Play to your strengths. Nobody hires someone because they might be able to do a good job in the future. You get hired because you have the skills that they need right now. Know what you are good at, and build off of your past wins until you are recognized as a leader in what you do,” said Nguyenova.
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