We have a chat with our Managing Director Aurélie who's keeping the ball rolling in the US.
Greetings from the Lone Star State, where we recently moved closer to our clients; it almost felt like homecoming for our Managing Director Aurélie, who used to study in Texas as an exchange student.
Hey Aurélie, could you share some light on why you decided to open an office in Dallas? You used to work at the Helsinki office, right?
Aurélie: Sure! Yes, I was based in Helsinki but spent the last few years looking after our US clients remotely. This involved a lot of traveling back and forth and many late night calls and meetings. Deep down, we knew that in order to properly nurture and grow the business, we had to be there in person. Despite all the new tools and communication technology out there, there is nothing that beats good old fashioned face time. That’s why we decided to bring the business closer to some of our key clients; and in Dallas, the focus is mainly in the restaurant industry.
Cool, so you’re now breathing in the Texas air to the fullest. How has it been so far?
A: It’s been great, both professionally and personally. Texas can be really contagious - people here are really friendly, genuine and always willing to lend a hand if needed. And there is plenty to explore!
Sounds like a nice place to live. So what have you been up to lately? Riding around on horseback?
A: Well not quite (yet). I recently went to Big Tex, the State Fair of Texas, featuring crazy foods like Smoky Bacon Margarita, Cookie Fries and this year’s winner: Fried Jell-O. I went to see a high-school football game on a Friday night - a real version of Friday Night Lights and also got the chance of a lifetime to see the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. That was something!
Big Tex: State Fair of Texas