In this month’s Employee Spotlight, we meet Naresh, a Data Specialist and a future Oscar winner!
What is your education and background?
I received a diploma in Business while I was living in France.
What is your role at Angus Systems and what are your main responsibilities?
I’m in charge of clients’ data, importing and converting data for clients coming from a competitor. I’m also in charge of vetting all data updates requested by clients within the existing database, providing backup for all property websites and template changes.
How have your responsibilities expanded since you started working with the company?
My responsibilities have increased quite a bit since I started with the company. There are a lot of people who depend on my work, so if I take too long, it impacts the team as well as clients. That’s a huge responsibility right there. In addition to the responsibilities that come with my role, I’m also a bridge between the Data Services team and our clients. Whenever a client needs a mass update I ensure the information they’ve given is correct, write a script, and then send it to the Data Services team so they can update the customer’s database. Each task is a responsibility for me.
What do you like most about working at Angus Systems?
I really like the people here because everyone is focused on one objective. Also, Angus AnyWhere is a product that I am happy to support!
What are some of the things you’ve learned while working here?
While working here, I’ve learned SQL and HTML, helping me make basic edits for Property Websites. I’ve become quite nerdy 🙂
Is there some contribution that you’re proud of?
The relationships I’ve been able to build with clients are important to me. It’s great that they know me by my name. For me, I’m really proud that individual clients have told their colleagues to call “Naresh from Angus Systems”.
I’m also proud that I’m able to troubleshoot Property Websites for clients when they call in instead of having to escalate the inquiry to one of my colleagues. It helps that I can do basic editing while I’m on a call because it saves everyone time. Another thing is that I was able to considerably reduce the time it takes for data conversions.
And I’m very proud that I won the Todd French Spirit Award for outstanding spirit and always being willing to help. My colleagues were the ones who nominated me, which really makes it special.
Is there something that people would be surprised to know about you?
I used to dance hip hop for 8 years and participated in competitions and shows. Once I danced in front of 15,000 people. I also wrote 2 full screenplays, so maybe one day you’ll see me at the Oscars!
If you weren’t working at Angus Systems, what would you be doing?
Realistically, helping clients in a support role at another company. Although, I’ve always wanted to be a film maker.
What are some of your personal hobbies and interests?
First of all, I’m a big fan of Game of Thrones! I’ve read all the books and watched all the episodes. I also like watching movies and TV shows, mostly fantasy and medieval. Connecting people through hosting get-togethers is a fun pastime I have. Additionally, I love travelling, and recently went on a road trip to Canada’s east coast – Halifax is beautiful.