We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest director, Alexa Mackenzie. Alexa joined the sales team in July 2017 and was made Director of Partnership Development in June 2018. She’s a graduate of Exeter University, has a masters in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute and previously worked in art auction tech. When she’s not leading Trunomi’s vast partner network she’s the office socialite, restaurant critic, caricaturist and ‘joke of the day’ author.
Why did you decide to start working in Fintech / RegTech / startups?
Probably the seriously smart people it attracts – so whatever attracted those amazing people I guess inadvertently attracted me! There are so many opportunities for growth, innovation and finding efficiencies in the status quo.
What’s been the toughest lesson you’ve learnt about working in sales / tech startups?
In tech startup sales, it’s often the slow rate at which the big ticket stuff happens. Even though you know sales cycles can be long, you feel as if you have to mentally prepare yourself for that many times over. On the plus side though you appreciate the small ones that matter most.
Also, unless you’ve studied computer science and infrastructure for your whole life, it’s hard to know everything…so realising I won’t always need to understand everything around core banking was a relief!
What’s the best part about working for Trunomi?
The space we’re in (data privacy) is so increasingly relevant and will be for a long time – so feeling so in demand is amazing.
Tell us one thing about you that surprises people?
I once came 7th in an Iron Man Kids
What are your ambitions for the future?
I want to see Trunomi through serious growth and handle scaling; and I always want to be learning new things across different industries
Finally, where can we find you on the weekend?
This weekend probably at a seaside arcade/bingo hall