Once a month, fusionSpan will share the talent and hard work of the people that we call our team. From Delivery, Consulting, Operations, and more – we pause to get a little bit personal, showcasing the faces behind the technology solutions that we work on each day. This month we meet fusionSpan Senior Business Analyst Aoife Cashin!
What was your first job? Tell us about it!
In university I worked a few jobs, but my most memorable was for a start up waste management company in Dublin, Ireland. I was a sales rep, which meant going door to door with businesses in the city center.
I met so many small business owners and got a real insight into the operational side of local business. I learned so much from this job, and walking all over the city everyday meant I saved on gym fees!
Who has influenced you most in your professional path/career?
I have been fortunate enough to have had inspiring managers and employers along my career path who have helped shape my career and vision for my future. However, my parents have inspired me most to work on whatever I’m passionate about, and everything else will follow.
What’s your favorite part about working in the technology industry? What drew you to it?
My first job after university was sales for a start-up CRM company. Ever since, I never wanted to leave this industry.
No two days are the same, I’m always discovering something new and learning new skills. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!
What are the main responsibilities of your current role? What do you enjoy most about your position?
My role here at fusionSpan as a Senior Business Analyst is to understand our client’s business process and deliver a holistic solution that benefits their employees and their members.
The highlight of my day is always being able to present a functionality to our customers that is going to improve their day-to-day operations.
Looking back, what career advice would you tell your 18-year-old self?
I was pretty stubborn at 18 (still am!). But if my 18-year-old self would listen, I would tell her “Don’t worry so much about making mistakes or making the wrong decision, because someday you will be so grateful for all those life lessons.”
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
I love going on adventures with my husband Josue and 6 year old son, Hugh. We really enjoy days at the beach and cooking together.
When I do get time to myself I love to escape into a good book.
What words would you use to describe fusionSpan? What have you enjoyed most about being here?
In my time at fusionSpan I have seen that as a company they go above and beyond not just for customers, but also for employees. We operate as a team, and kindness is ingrained in the DNA of the company.
I love the open dialogue that upper management actively encourages. All feedback is welcome and considered and no process is stagnant – all are in a state of continuous improvement.