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Sebastian Villegas Navarro is a business development director based in Medellín, Colombia. He is contributing to expanding Perficient’s footprint in Latin America as well as working to keep our global teams connected. He shares more about his role and experience at Perficient below.
What is your role? Describe a typical day in the life.
As a director, I work with our local and national teams on new pursuits that involve Latin America. I make connections between sellers and our operations team in Latin America to ensure the best outcome possible. This allows me to explore new engagements and foster collaboration to maintain a global Perficient approach. I also help with the integration of acquired companies in Latin America to make sure that knowledge is shared, and we become a cohesive team.
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How do you explain your job to family, friends, or children?
I explain it as if it’s a tornado; for example, there are a lot of moving parts, it’s very fast paced, and things are coming in from all directions that I have to be prepared for and aware of so I don’t get sucked in! It’s a very active role that requires a high level of focus. I interact with a lot of different stakeholders in a variety of contexts.
How does your role support Perficient? How are you making an impact?
I am part of the team that is helping to build a unified global team and fostering a global Perficient approach. I do this by breaking down silos and making sure that our clients receive the best possible teams at the most efficient speed we can deliver.
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What are your proudest accomplishments, personally and professionally? Any milestone moments at Perficient?
My proudest accomplishment at a professional level was being recognized by Perficient as an Excellence Award winner. It was a great way to be recognized for my hard work. Personally, one of my proudest accomplishments was buying my parents their dream apartment. Being able to give back to my family fills my heart!
What has your experience at Perficient taught you?
It has taught me to be more resilient and to open my mind to new cultures. Most importantly, it has taught me to be humble and accept that my way of work is not necessarily the only way. I am surrounded by smart people, and I get to learn something new every single day.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
Food! I enjoy tasting new flavors, going to new restaurants, and seeing the world through food. Every time I travel, I go for local flavors. I am also a fully trained chef. I went to culinary school before going to business school.
What advice would you give to colleagues who are starting their career with Perficient?
Speak with as many people as you can because you will find broad knowledge everywhere. You can ask your colleagues for help, and you will find that they are willing and open to share their knowledge. You will become a better professional through collaboration, and teaching colleagues is what makes us stronger as a company.
Why did you choose Perficient? What keeps you here?
I chose Perficient because I trust the mission, and I want to be part of the realization of that vision. I believe we can make the technology industry a better place.
What keeps me here is that I can decide my own career path, and that path does not have to be static. I can explore new ways of working, and I have grown my career at Perficient by being curious and making an impact when and where I see the opportunity. I am #ProudlyPerficient because I can grow not only as a professional, but also on a personal level.
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