Meet Our Growth MVP From Down Under

April 10, 2017

Today I’m introducing GROWTH MVP, a new initiative to recognize specific people on my team who have taken leadership and invested in their own professional or personal growth. Growth is one of our core values at Polar and 91% of our team is here because Growth & Development is important to them. Here is what my team values and how I found out.

Our inaugural GROWTH MVP is Sadad Anwar.

Sadad is a Technical Account Manager at Polar, based in Sydney, Australia. He joined Polar late last year, shortly after moving to Australia and was fearless in choosing to join a company headquartered literally on the other side of the world.

I’ve been impressed with how Sadad has shown curiosity, eagerness to learn new skills, and a willingness to attack new challenges presented to him.

Our platform is used by the largest media companies in the world, including the likes of News Australia, Fairfax Media, Huffington Post, Bauer Media and others in the Australian market, and the technical complexity involved in integrating, supporting and managing our platform within many of these environments is not easy. That has not stopped Sadad to step up to the challenge.

Sadad has quickly made a new country and new company is home, learned a new industry and most importantly, invested in building new technical skills. In his own words, he shared with me that “learning, experience, increasing exposure, meeting positive people and problem solving are all key”, and he has shown the initiative and commitment to turn this into a reality.

I was recently in Sydney to see our partners and got to spend a lot of time with Sadad and Gavin, who both continue to help us grow the business in an important market.

Thank you Sadad for choosing to invest in your own growth and setting a positive example for the rest of us at Polar. See you soon in Sydney.


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