My Role at Testbirds
is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will introduce you to his or her line of work and share some helpful tips.This week features Homi Behjat from the Business Development Department of Testbirds in Munich. As a business development manager, Homi is in charge of the UK market.Origin/Background:
I was born in Iran but have been living in London for 34 years, and love every bit of it, even the not so pretty parts. Did my first degree in Philosophy and Ethics and later an MBA. What you do at Testbirds:
Business Development for the UK marketCurrent Computer:
A Lenovo ThinkPadCurrent mobile device:
iPhone 5, iPad miniOne phrase that best describes how you work:
Caringly, becasue if I didn't care, I won’t be here.A typical work day consists of:
I am up at 6:30 every day, showered, dressed and ready for my coffee by 7:30. I have a three espresso shot Mocha every day unless I am away then any super strong coffee has to do. My laptop is on before 8am, most of my colleagues are based in Munich so it is nice to start early.I like an organised and structured day; so my time neatly divided, I start by going through my activities from the previous days to check I have not missed anything. Then start by calling prospects, emailing, and webcasts, though that order may change. When I am out for meetings I make sure I can get to a place with good WiFi connection to check emails, messages, etc… What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?
WhatsApp, I use it all the time.What’s your work space setup like?
The way I can see everything.What’s your best time-saving shortcut?
My notes on my phone and of course Ctrl C & V!Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without (and why)?
Mobile battery charger, it’s a life saver.What everyday thing are you better at than everyone else? What’s your secret?
I have an excellent memory, always know what was said, where and how it was said (people’s tone of speak says a lot about them).What do you like to do outside work?
I do like to run when my knees allow me, travel as much as I can and I have a large family so I spend a lot of time with them.What’s the best advice/life motto you've ever heard?
Do not judge people, just don’t. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
Leonardo da Vinci, how on earth did he know so much?? On a serious note though Warren Buffett.
Testbirds specialises in the testing of software such as apps, websites and Internet of Things applications by using innovative technologies and solutions. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality”, the company offers various testing methods to its clients looking to optimise the user-friendliness and functionality of their digital products. With over 250,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. In addition, the IT service provider utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in the optimisation of their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique and extensive portfolio that takes the quality of software to the next level. Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees. Other than its headquarters in Munich, there are now offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm, franchises in Hungary and Russia and sales partners in Italy.
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