Employee Spotlight: Valentina Parra
What do you think is the best part of working at Givex?
Working at Givex has been one of the best experiences of the last few years. It’s been incredible to be part of a company where my ideas and opinions are respected and considered from day one, and hard work and dedication are not only valued but also recognized.
So, what’s the best part of working at Givex? The culture. Givex is like a growing family that encourages you to grow alongside wonderful colleagues and leaders. They are willing to invest in the team and provide all the necessary tools for collective success.
How does it feel to be a team leader at Givex?
Being a team leader at Givex is genuinely exciting and a tremendous honour. I joyously witness the growth of my team members, nurturing their talents, and fostering a strong spirit of collaboration. Leading the PAC team through their journey is more than just a responsibility I’m learning to navigate; it’s a continual source of pride and satisfaction. This role adds a profound and meaningful layer to my leadership experience at Givex, where contributing to the team’s success brings both personal fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment.
In what ways has working at Givex as a team lead challenged you?
It presents a daily challenge that has driven me to grow and believe in myself. Having the privilege of leading a team has pushed me out of my comfort zone, seeking continuous improvement not only for the department but also for the entire company. This experience has been instrumental in fostering my personal and professional development, allowing me to embrace new perspectives and approaches to contribute positively to our collective success.
How has your past experience in the field of quality analysis prepared you for your current role at Givex?
The skills and insights I acquired in quality analysis have significantly enhanced my contribution to the PAC team, where attention to detail and problem-solving skills play a crucial role. With the team’s central responsibility in coordinating critical financial processes and safeguarding operational integrity, my honed attention to detail forms the foundation of my preparedness for success in this position.
The ability to navigate and resolve issues, ensuring the seamless functioning of all processes, has fostered a proactive and strategic mindset, enabling me to make meaningful contributions to the success and efficiency of our operations.
At this stage in your career, where do you see yourself within Givex in the next 3 years?
At this point in my career, I envision myself growing within Givex over the next three years. I see myself taking on more responsibilities and contributing actively to the company’s success. Whether it’s leading projects, collaborating with diverse teams, or further improving my skills, my goal is to make meaningful steps in my professional development while positively impacting the innovative and supportive culture at Givex.
How would you describe your team and everyone else at Givex?
My team operates like a tight-knit group, fostering a culture of mutual support. We share a collective commitment to exceed expectations in contributing to the company’s success, embodying the familial atmosphere that defines Givex. Whether within the PAC team or across the entire company, you can consistently rely on unwavering support and guidance, creating an environment where collaboration thrives, and everyone’s strengths are genuinely valued.
What made you interested in entering the tech industry? What about Givex made you specifically choose this company?
The allure of the tech industry’s constant innovation and evolution captivated my interest. Givex stood out to me due to its commitment to excellence and how it has transformed the industry by providing a quality product that adapts to the diverse needs, not only of its clients but also of its consumers. The company’s dedication to delivering innovative solutions resonated with my professional values. Givex’s reputation for excellence and its positive impact on the industry were key factors that drew me to choose this company as my workplace, where I could contribute to and thrive in a culture of innovation and customer-centric solutions.