We want to congratulate Fabio Brunetti for completing 6 years of amazing work at CPQi.
Fabio works as an IT Consultant and Lead Findur Developer. He was born in São Paulo, Brasil and now currently lives in the city of Halifax, Canada. Read his interview to find out more about his journey with CPQi, his favorite thing about working on the FinTech industry and his advice for anyone looking to starting a career in the industry.
A couple of weeks ago, CPQi announced that it was acquired by Exadel. What’s the most exciting part of this integration?
I would say the opportunity to explore new industries beyond financial and capital markets, knowledge sharing and cross-culture learning. I noticed there are many people from Europe and Asia and it will be awesome to get to know people from all over the world and learn about the culture from these different places.
What word or phrase would you use to describe your journey with CPQi?
I like to think that the word “FEARLESS” describes my journey with CPQi. I always gave my all, always drove my best efforts and thoughts towards every project I joined. It didn’t matter what client or person I worked with, the technology I used, or the place I was in … it was all about going for it and making things happen.
What is a project or moment that you find most memorable?
I have to say my first weeks in Canada, before the Toronto office was even CPQi´s headquarters. Also, moments such as winning our first Canadian project and client and pushing for things to happen in the region. It’s so great to look back now and see how we have grown.
Is there anyone who has had an impact on you in your years working at CPQi?
There are so many people I am grateful and happy to have worked with. The company really values its internal talent and cares about the “human factor”, which I personally have experienced. I have learned so much from so many people and it would be a crime if I just name one person.
What’s your favorite thing about working in the FinTech industry?
There is so much to learn about what goes on within the FinTechs that are thriving, especially in the connected world that we live in, where systems reflect the world’s economy. It’s a privilege to understand how the economy is built from an internal perspective. We are the core of the current global economy.
What advice do you have for anyone who wants to start a career in Fintech?
It can be a mentally consuming industry that requires discipline to be able to balance your work and personal life. There are so many opportunities available and there is so much to learn, but if you don’t have work-life balance, it can get complicated. Unfortunately, it’s hard to move forward with a new initiative in bigger companies, since they are more conservative when it comes to implementing a new technology and don’t always keep an open mind. It can be difficult to find a place that is willing to innovate. I’m lucky to have found such a place at CPQi (an Exadel company).