The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way
Q: How does it feel to work in Sales after being a Software Developer?
Very different. More stressful and more rewarding. I use my software development experience as an advantage, but other than that it’s like starting from scratch. I’m getting out of my comfort zone with every call I make.
Q: What made you want to change career paths so drastically?
I wanted something closer to entrepreneurship and found sales to be the right path for me. Being an introvert I always had an affinity for tuning out and going into my own world and as a developer I could easily do that. In sales, I’m “forced” to get out of my comfort zone, connect with people and look at the bright side when things don’t go as planned. That’s one of the reasons I think it’s a great way to shape yourself as a person.
Q: Would you choose start-up life or corporate? Why?
I’ve lived both lives, I find the startup life more fun and fulfilling and I’m willing to take the risks so that one day I can look back and say “I was part of something great that shaped an industry”.
Q: Where do you see the Bunnyshell product in 10 years? Or where would you want it to be?
I’d love to see Bunnyshell and EaaS become an industry standard with the likes of Git, Terraform, CI/CD, and so on. It’s a long way, but I believe in this team to make the right decisions on our way there.
Q: How is it to lead the SDRs team on a fast-growing scaleup?
Very challenging. Being an individual contributor and a manager at the same time I walk in my team’s shoes while also guiding the path. There are many unknowns as in every startup and we’re doing our best to make uncertainty our friend.
Q: How often do you feel pressure?
Every day. That’s the nature of the beast so to speak and I find it to be a privilege.
Q: Describe what you were like at age 10 and if you imagined yourself as you are today - successful and determined to evolve more and more.
As I remember I was building all kinds of toys and cars to play with my baby brother. Wasn’t too worried about being successful back then, but I definitely thought I’d be living in the US at this age.