Meet the Team: Trudy
As our newly appointed Head of Technology, Trudy leads the charge on all things software, systems, data and everything in between.
We had a virtual chat with Trudy about how she’s found her time here at Candlefox.
Can you introduce yourself, and what your role is here?
Trudy: My name is Trudy and I am Candlefox’s Head of Technology. I manage an amazing team of software developers, systems analysts and data engineers that ensure the Candlefox ship is running smoothly and is continuously improving.
What do you like most about working at Candlefox?
Trudy: At Candlefox, we provide each other with support and encouragement to step outside our comfort zone. We believe there is no such thing as a mistake; there are only opportunities to learn. This approach encourages a collaborative and innovative team environment.
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
Go on and do it – we’ll be here to support you!
How have you found working with the team?
Trudy: The team at Candlefox are incredibly collaborative. We set a goal, band together and move heaven and earth to get it done.
What makes Candlefox unique?
Trudy: The Candlefox team has an entrepreneurial spirit. I have never worked anywhere with people who have such a passion for what they do, set aggressive goals and execute on these to constantly deliver improvements – both in the way we work and the delivery of our service.
What’s been your biggest achievement for Candlefox so far?
Trudy: I would say my biggest achievement so far has been earning the trust of my peers, my team, and the wider management group in taking on the technology management function.
Technology at Candlefox is staffed by an amazing group of people, and it’s quite humbling to be given the responsibility of serving my team and the wider business in delivering great technological outcomes in a company experiencing rapid growth.
The most surprising part of the job?
Trudy: Every day there is a new challenge where I get to learn something new. There is never a boring day at Candlefox!
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
Trudy: Only one thing? We are working on several exciting things at the moment, but if I have to pick one, it would be moving our digital marketplaces to a new tech-stack.
What are you most looking forward to over the next 6 months?
Trudy: Over the next six months, we have quite a few improvement initiatives in the pipeline. We will be prioritising the optimisation of some back-end processes that will enable the enhancement of our product and service offerings and will allow us to respond quickly to the needs of our clients.
Anything else to wrap up?
Trudy: It’s incredibly exciting working for a business that believes in celebrating our successes and that is hungry for knowledge and growth. Our purpose is to empower people to live their best life and I find that inspiring and motivating.
Check out our blog next month for another interview with a Fox! 🦊