Why did you decide to accept a job offer from a Polish company?
Brian Larson: Good question. At first, I wasn’t seeking a new job, but when I found out about this opportunity at Billennium, I was simply curious about the position and the company; and I went into the initial meetings with an open mind, so that I could learn about the company and strategy that is being deployed. As I learned more and more about Billennium during the interview and evaluation process, I found the following to be very appealing:
Billennium is a rapidly growing organization, with a bright forecast and potential for accelerated growth over the years ahead. It is always more interesting and exciting to be part of a growing organization.
During the interview process I got a sense of the company’s values, including teamwork, high energy, and truly valuing its people.
The opportunity to play a leadership role in the start-up of Billennium’s U.S. subsidiary is very exciting.
You’ve just spent a week with us in Billennium Lublin and Warsaw. How have you found it?
BL: First of all, I really enjoyed meeting and spending time with everyone. You all made me feel very welcome and at home. When I wasn’t in meetings, I was able to play tourist in Warsaw and Lublin, soak in some of the local culture, and enjoy the Polish cuisine. I look forward to coming back again when the weather is a bit warmer, but overall, the trip exceeded my expectations!
What has surprised you the most about Poland?
BL: This was my first trip to Poland, and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but what I saw was a very modern, technologically advanced, vibrant culture. And the old town areas of both Lublin and Warsaw are beautiful. The 80s/90s party was a nice surprise. I really enjoyed how much everyone got into it and celebrated.
Why do you think that Polish IT services and specialists could be attractive on the US market?
BL: Poland is developing a strong reputation for providing high quality IT services and expertise at attractive rates. The market for Managed Services and related IT services is enormous. And organizations – especially large, international companies – are seeking the types of expertise that Billennium offers.
What do you believe Billennium’s advantages are on the IT market?
BL: I saw first-hand while I was there that the knowledge base is strong, and there is a passion for taking good care of the clients. The competitive advantage is made up of a combination of expertise, quality, service and attractive pricing. The Billennium Squad delivers!
Thank you for the interview!