Employee Spotlight: Anand Jaju

Here at AvePoint, we are all about recognizing our exceptional, multi-talented employees and the dedication they bring to work every. single. day.  What makes AvePoint both a professionally-fulfilling and downright fun place to work? We sat down with Anand to find out!

Let’s get down to business

How has AvePoint helped you in your career development?

I’ve always wanted a role that has a strong client focus, and the opportunity at AvePoint came at the perfect time in my career. It enables me to use my technical knowledge in day-to-day interactions with clients, and work with them to achieve the best possible solution for their organisation.

What advice do you have for prospective AvePoint hires?

Don’t be afraid to reach out for help! There is no hierarchy here at AvePoint. Everyone is happy to assist, or at least point you in the right direction.

What has been your favourite project at AvePoint?

There is one, in particular, that stands out. We were supporting a multinational facilities management organisation that had a very specific set of technical requirements. A number of our products, working in conjunction with each other, showcased a solution that actually helped them mould their corporate strategy. The proof of concept was a resounding success, ensuring we had buy in at all levels. It was a real team effort and I was happy to be a key part of that success.

What is your proudest moment at AvePoint?

There hasn’t necessarily been one moment, but I do feel particularly proud when I’m able to answer all the questions a client can throw at me! I really appreciate it when a client says they see value in our products, and genuinely means it.

Fun? It’s in our DNA

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

I would like to be Anthony Bourdain. He started his life as a chef and now hosts his own food travel show. He travels the world, showing viewers the culture of a country through the lens of the local cuisine and the unique people he meets.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things would you bring?

I’m a pretty practical person, so I would bring things that could help me escape the island. To start a fire, I would take a lighter. To attract attention, a mirror. Finally, I would bring a distillation unit of some sort that allows me to turn sea water into drinking water.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you.

I am a certified chef, I was born in Lesotho, and I was a vegetarian for 25 years.

What is your hidden talent?

I know all 50 American states and can name them in alphabetical order.

You’re happiest when?

I am happiest when my new-born baby is content and my wife is relaxed. As a new father, these fleeting moments of calm are precious!