Startup days, growing pains and crowning achievements
Risa, Jaja and Paul have been with Barhead since the company’s infancy, when it was just a startup. Having been with Barhead for almost 20 years collectively, the trio have experienced some of the company’s growing pains. However, despite the significant challenges it faced at the time, Barhead managed to grow at an impressive pace, with the company racking up multiple awards on the global stage over the years. Most notably, Barhead won this year’s Microsoft Partner of the Year Community Response award – the third consecutive time it’s been recognised in the global Partner of the Year awards.
What made the trio stay at Barhead, despite the unique challenges that come with working at a startup? ‘Aside from the free beer?,’Jaja wondered out loud. ‘The company culture and opportunities,’ she answered. Risa explained, ‘Our team uses the latest Microsoft Power Platform features, which means there are plenty of opportunities to try new things.’ She adds that working with a Microsoft Gold partner, like Barhead, also gives you opportunities to work on innovative solutions, like Consensus. Consensus is Barhead’s very own contract lifecycle and matter management solution, for which the company won the distinction of – something which Risa is especially proud of. Meanwhile, Paul said he is proud of the industry packs (ready-made demo applications) his team built, two of which are now sitting in the Customer Digital Experience space.