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Getting to know Cristian Corbu

Our meet the team blog series highlights the amazing people behind Xalient. This week we caught up with one of our Security Support Analyst’s, Cristian Corbu to find out a bit more about him and his role here at Xalient…

To kick things off, could you tell us a bit about your career background and current role here at Xalient?   

I started as a customer service representative in an outsourcing company here in Romania. Within this role, I was able to learn all about Okta.

From there, I saw the opportunity to work at Xalient as a Service Desk Analyst Engineer, where I am now responsible for handling Okta service desk requests such as, application assignments, MFA resets and everything that might arise.

What is it that attracted you to Xalient?

I was looking for a job where I could work and further advance my knowledge with Okta and when I heard about Xalient it was a perfect match. I immediately went to the Xalient website and read all about Xalient and their portfolio and I knew I had to apply.

What’s the first thing you do when you start your working day?

My routine really depends on the shift that I am working on, but typically it starts with coffee and browsing the internet to catch up on the latest news and events.

And what does a day in the life look like for you? Can  you take us through a recent work day?

A recent work day will be a night shift. I usually wake up at around 19:00 PM so I have time to go to the store. When my shift starts at 22:00 PM I check with my colleagues if anything major happened on the previous shift, then I check my e-mails. If the night shift is not that busy, I tend to focus on catching up on different training.

How would your colleagues describe you?

I think my colleagues would describe me as a hardworking, trustworthy person who works well under pressure and with the team.

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy everything about my role. I especially like the team; we work really well together and it makes my working day enjoyable.

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

I always wanted a career within the tech industry so you could say, I am living the dream, but if I wasn’t in the tech I would love to open a bakery.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

When I am not working I like to relax by watching movies, listening to audio books and playing video games with friends. One of my all-time favourite movies is the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Are there any products, gadgets, or apps that you can’t live without?

Like many others, I wouldn’t be able to live without my phone.

Who/what inspires you (work, personal and/or historical)?

The person who inspires me is my mum. She always works hard and finishes every task that she starts and truly enjoys the work that she does. I want to work just as hard as she does and progress in my career. I think my role at Xalient is a place where I can work hard and gain the experience I need to achieve my goal.

What’s a fun fact about you many people might not know?

Not many people know this about me, but I really enjoy doing karaoke.

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Mark Foulsham

Board Advisor, NED, COO/CIO, Fractional Support, Digital Leadership Coach

With a broad background as a COO/CIO/CDO, C-Suite Advisor, NED, Senior Transformation Leader and Coach, Mark tackles multiple fronts from the advantage of diverse experience in business operations, technology, procurement, delivery and risk. With a deep knowledge of business models from multiple sectors and extensive experience in fast-paced digital start-ups.

Mark’s work across extensive business types, functions and countries empowers him with experience to bear across silos. Mark has built a reputation for advocating cross-business collaboration, taking a pragmatic approach and championing transformative change.