Today we’re in conversation with Vanessa, the MD of Microsoft (New Zealand). Microsoft in the past years has pivoted a lot into becoming enablers for the next generation of tech and startups. Vanessa is extremely passionate about the startup space. And interestingly has had an incredible journey from Wang to the MD of Microsoft New Zealand today.
Her story inspires and fuels a new paradigm of thinking.
In this podcast, we talk about her journey, sales and leadership advice that the startup space can embrace and use it to pave their way forward.
"They genuinely felt like development partners as opposed to a company that we had contracted."
We set an ambitious target of hiring 11 senior engineers within a month. To my surprise, we achieved that. During the entire process, PICWA felt like an in-house talent team and worked closely with us to find the right fit. Fast forward 4 years and we're still working with the same team PICWA provided and have no idea how we'd operate without them