These past few years have been an exciting journey. Can you share some of your proudest moments?
As I was saying, building the right team is something very important for me. When I was in Chisinau, capital city of Moldova, we took an aerial photo of the whole team in 2014, 300 people all together, and that photo was the result of the growth and success of the operation - more importantly, it illustrated the impact that we had on the city by reaching 300 families and indirectly supporting many local businesses.
Another proud moment happened during the start-up of Endava Colombia, when after only three months we won our first US client and started delivering engineering services for them.
The latest achievement I can relate to is that we have now built a strong and passionate team who are working on exciting and challenging engineering projects providing Digital, Automation and Agile solutions to international customers – which is helping to raise the profile of Colombia.
What can you tell us about yourself outside work?
I have to confess that I have slight workaholic tendencies, mainly because I’m passionate about what I do and I’m results driven. Nevertheless, this leaves me time to enjoy pastimes as well and I’ve learnt to “switch-off” when needed.
I enjoy social and competitive sports, especially tennis and golf which I play as often as I can. I also enjoy travelling, getting to know new places and interacting with different kinds of people. I have been fortunate enough to live in 7 countries and to visit over 30 others. You could say I am a bit of a global nomad, who never forgets to enjoy good food and wine!
What advice would you give yourself if you were starting work at Endava today?
Take advantage of the international opportunities and get to know the great people in Endava. As part of our culture the company invests in its people and offers them great career paths which support their professional and personal growth.
Take me as an example: my path within Endava encouraged me to travel around the world with my work and gave me the opportunity to establish our Latin American operations and live and work in Colombia. I also had the chance to bring a few colleagues with me!
The key is to be proactive, work hard, listen, be open-minded and take a risk once in a while!