Today we kick off our employee spotlight with our new Country Manager for Ireland! Fonix’s recent expansion into the Republic of Ireland created an opportunity for someone to ensure we provide top-notch account management to clients and drive our ambitious growth plans across this market. And this is where Barbara comes in!
With a passion for living her home/work life to the full and balancing being a busy mum of four with her career, Barbara brings a wealth of experience to the Fonix team (14 years of experience working in Telecoms). This week, we sat down to talk about her role and learn what being a Country Manager role entails at Fonix.
Hi Barbara, welcome to Fonix!
Q: So you’re a few weeks in, how has it been so far?
A: It’s been such a positive experience since I began working with Fonix. The team are extremely efficient, dynamic and energetic. What I also love is there is warmth in the workplace, almost like a home from home that creates a work-family atmosphere.
Q: How will your sales expertise and experience help Fonix?
A: My sales expertise will help Fonix drive its client successions in Ireland. I have a wealth of sales experience and relationship building specifically in the Telecoms industry. I’m looking forward to bringing these personal attributes to Fonix for its international expansion.
Q: What do you like most about Fonix?
A: What I like most about Fonix is the company’s efficient and trustworthy approach to everything. Since working in the company, the amount of great feedback I have heard from clients and media partners about their experiences working with Fonix, makes me feel really happy to be here.
Q: What has your career path looked like?
A: My career path started in telecoms – predominantly in the media and advertising buying space. I then progressed to a company director with a company that mainly specialised in telephony and credit card billing. During the pandemic, I took some time out and reflected on the area of work I’d like to do. The opportunity at Fonix then came along – it was perfect timing.
Q: What is your proudest career moment so far and why?
A: Being nominated in the digital section of the Image Business Woman of the Year awards.
Q: A typical weekend for you is…
A: Having fun with the family.
Q: Tell us one thing people don’t know about you.
A: I love gardening; I only started during the pandemic and have since gone into full-on crazy green fingers mode!
Q: 3 words to describe Fonix?
A: Efficient, cool and trustworthy.