Head of Commercial, John Birtwhistle: “Sean is one of eSynergy’s great success stories. He perfectly illustrates that commitment, hard work, dedication to your craft, passion and doing a job you enjoy can result in amazing outcomes. Sean came to us as a raw college graduate but his work ethic and desire to learn opened up numerous doors for him internally. By his own admission, he ‘hated’ exams, as he felt his school education never truly reflected his actual ability.
Sean is a vocational learner so we enrolled him into an apprenticeship scheme in order for him to be able to ‘learn on the job’. In spite of some of the failings of the scheme, Sean excelled and passed both the apprenticeship and his MTA in networking (this was crucial to his role at the time). Never one to shirk a challenge or opportunity, Sean was integral in aiding eSynergy in our utilisation of Salesforce and the live production environment. Conducting his own trailheads and learning modules, Sean soon found a real passion for Salesforce, which ultimately led to him passing his Salesforce admin exam at the first time of asking (not an easy task as most people fail the first time around). Sean now oversees our entire Salesforce environment, from making custom objects to process flows.
At the same time as training to be our Salesforce admin, Sean was also doing his day job, becoming more skilled in our Microsoft suite of products and ecosystem. Again, his never say ‘no’ attitude has meant his learning in this space has been exceptional. Steve Coviello, who has been managing our IT since the very start at eSynergy, has played a super important role in his development, to a point now, where he has the utmost trust and confidence in Sean’s ability (Sean is now looking to expand his formal knowledge of Microsoft by undertaking the Azure Admin Certificate, among others).
On a personal note, it feels me with great pride to see someone embody our values and develop both in their professional and personal lives. He’s a great person and it’s up to us to keep challenging him every day to ensure we are creating a platform for him to be the best version of himself. I can’t wait to see where he’ll end up and all his success will be solely down to him – for that, he should feel a real sense of pride.
Thanks to Sean’s dad for the coffees and the initial introduction!”