In this month’s edition of the Guru Spotlight, we hear from our Chief Technology Officer, Ararat Yuzbashyan, who explains how his time with the company has flown by, how he aims to improve the lives of his colleagues, why he loves spending time with his kids, and what advice he would give to talented people who are thinking of joining EstateGuru.
How long have you been part of the EstateGuru team?
Next year it will be a decade in EstateGuru for me. I can’t believe it, how quickly it went by, like a flash full of emotion, new targets, improved skills and most importantly, the people of Estateguru, my colleagues.
What’s your mission at EstateGuru?
My mission is to make EstateGuru the most successful fintech company in Europe and on a longer timeline, the most successful fintech company in the world. My aim is to assist clients in applying technology to solve their financial operations. I understand that whenever it comes to finance, security is a priority, and so we are continually improving every aspect of security on the platform. And also, we try to make life simpler, more pleasant and more productive for our colleagues by introducing automated processes into every department.
EstateGuru’s key values are growth-orientation, boldness, freedom, honesty, determination, and empathy. How do you experience these values in the company?
I would say I am definitely experiencing all of these values. The company is extremely goal-oriented, and bold in setting the highest goals and reaching them. I feel free to express myself and I always feel that honesty is valued here. We are very determined to grow and we have kept growing, year by year. Last, but not least is empathy. I really do appreciate the ability of my colleagues to understand and share the feelings of another person, and I try to apply that same skill in my life and work.
What do you like most about working at EstateGuru?
I like the ambition, the speed of processes and, most importantly, I like feeling like I’m part of such a big and closely-knit team, working towards goals together. Of course, there are bigger companies but considering where we started and how we’ve grown day by day, it’s a truly amazing achievement.
Tell us something interesting about yourself. What do you do in your free time?
I’m just an ordinary human being who likes to spend time with my four kids at every opportunity. I love their company, and even though they are kids, they teach me a lot and keep me feeling young and full of energy.
I played chess very seriously in my childhood and it taught me many lessons that I have applied in my lifetime. The key to achieving one’s goals is similar to the process of securing a glorious result at the chessboard. You have to coordinate your pieces and think a few moves ahead of what’s going on in the present. I think a person’s hobbies reveal a lot about them.
If you could give some advice to people who would like to join EstateGuru, what would it be?
If you are goal-oriented and ambitious, there is nothing to think about, you should do whatever you can to join us.