Category Archives: Meet the team

MEET THE TQUILA TEAM: Tim Davies


Tim Davies, UI / UX Practice DirectorMeet Tim Davies, Practice Director UI / UX. Tim joined Tquila in July 2012.

A design geek at heart, if you don’t see him engrossed in the latest online design gallery then, as a big gamer, you will find him playing military airsoft! Why not challenge him to a game…

Here’s what Tim has to say about his role at Tquila:

What I do

“User Interface concept and designs for mobile apps. Mapping a user journey and creating sales concepts and pitch materials to present to clients. I take part in client consultation and workshops to help clients get maximum impact from their applications and interfaces. I also deal with project management and oversee road mapping.”

Why I love my job

“It sounds like a cliche, but no two days are the same. This role has opened my eyes to a whole new way of working, I work fast, I work agile and I work fast again! Alongside some of the most talented people in the industry. Every day brings a new challenge with diverse projects.”

Why I love Tquila

“Tquila is a fun and creative brand that pushes the boundaries of traditional technology and helps customers achieve more from their Salesforce solution. We get to help customers see the bigger picture – and for me in particular – get to convince them of the importance of mobile! There is such a great culture here and the atmosphere is electric.”

Follow Tim on twitter @RandomTrashy

Want to be part of this? Check out our job openings or send your CV to careers@tquila.com

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Life @ Tquila: The video


Want to hear more from the people in the video? Follow them on Twitter!

In order of appearance: @tquila_wes, @eoin_tquila, @laura_tquila, @sarah_tquila, @tquila_kc, @tquila_becci, @jaysenmoita, @tquila_james & @wendfu!

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It’s time to say thank you to the men of Movember


collage last blog post imageSadly, Movember has now come to an end. On Saturday 1 December, thousands (maybe even millions) of men all over the world said goodbye to their mos as they shaved them off to mark the end of this – now very famous – month. But their fundraising efforts will be felt by many for years to come.

We’d like to thank all the guys who put aside their vanity for 30 days for this great cause and to everyone who donated to the the Tquila team. Our hairy chaps raised an impressive £1,380!

We must also say a huge thank you to Paul Andrew, Mark Wakelin and John Turner from our executive team, who agreed to personally match whatever we raised this year – doubling our contribution to £2,760.

And congratulations to Karsandas Liladhar (father of our very own Jay Liladhar) who donated to the Tquila team and won the draw for a coveted Tquila T-shirt!

Until next year! Movember Out.

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Meet the Tquila Team: Alfredo Bianco


Meet Alfredo Bianco, Senior Salesforce Consultant. Alfredo joined Tquila in September 2011.

An avid table tennis player he recently dragged many of the team out to play some ping pong and show off his skills!

Here’s what Alfredo has to say about his role at Tquila:

What I do

“I implement business solutions using the salesforce.com platform. Mostly using declarative configuration but I also give myself the chance to ‘get my hands dirty’ and write little bits of Apex code.”

Why I love my job

“It’s incredibly rewarding to help clients bridge the gap between what they explain to you, what the business analyst describes, what marketing advertises and what they really needed from the start. Sometimes this journey leads you through turbulent waters but the final outcome and the clients satisfaction makes it worth it.”

Why I love Tquila

“It’s fun working amongst such smart people and with some great clients. The team come from all around the world with such diverse work and life experiences. It makes you interested in learning more and developing both personally and professionally.”

Want to be part of this? Check out our current roles or send your CV to careers@tquila.com

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MEET THE TQUILA TEAM: JANE FORRESTER


Meet Jane Forrester, our Head of the Project Management Office.

Jane joined Tquila in February 2012. When she’s not making sure all our Developers are working hard for our clients and refining our processes she is training to run a half marathon!

Here’s what Jane has to say about her role at Tquila:

What I do
“I manage our (growing) pool of resources – Salesforce Developers and Consultants – to make sure we have the right people on the right projects so that we meet our clients’ expectations. I also manage our project management standards and processes. Quite a lot to keep me busy – especially as we are growing so fast!”

Why I love my job

“No day is the same here and there are always new challenges which keeps my job interesting.”

Why I love Tquila

“Tquila is a great place to work because it’s full of passionate, energetic people. Everyone loves their job and takes it seriously, but they are also fun to work with and always willing to help. I love that we are fast paced and dynamic, which makes working here really exciting!”

Want to be part of this? Check out our current roles or send your CV to careers@tquila.com

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Tquila’s test drives


We’ve already blogged about how much we love working with our client H. R. Owen.

One of our consultants – Carmine Barbuto, Technical Consultant and car enthusiast – is even more passionate about working with the UK’s pre-eminent luxury vehicle group.

So when he was invited to take a test drive in Stoke Poges a few months ago, Carmine didn’t just take a test drive. He didn’t just take a few photos.

No, Carmine shot a video!

(And if you think that’s cool, you should see him code!)

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Meet the Tquila team: Zaidy Ramirez


This is the second in a series of posts that will introduce you to members of the Tquila team.

Meet Zaidy Ramirez, one of our technical consultants.

Zaidy joined Tquila in November 2010. When she’s not working her magic with Salesforce – as both a developer and consultant – she loves salsa dancing and making exotic cocktails.

Here’s what Zaidy has to say about her role at Tquila:

What I do
“I develop applications on Salesforce and Force.com, using technologies like Apex, SOQL, SOSL and Visualforce.”

Why I love my job
“I love my job because it allows me to get involved in a wide variety of projects. As I progress in my career, each new project gives me a fresh perspective on the development life cycle.

I also get to know new professionals who share their expertise, and allow me to improve my skills every day. And I learn more about the countries where our clients are based – I love travelling!”

Why I love Tquila
“I love working at Tquila because it has a great work environment. Everyone is eager to help and teach – we always take time to help each other out, whether we’re working on the same projects or not.”

Want to know more? Follow Zaidy on Twitter!

 
Ready to join Tquila?
Check out our current roles, or send your CV direct to careers@tquila.com.

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Meet the Tquila team: KC Thiruchelvam


This is the first in a series of posts that will introduce you to members of the Tquila team.

Meet KC Thiruchelvam, one of our technical consultants.

KC joined Tquila in July 2011. When he’s not utilising his considerable expertise as both a developer and consultant, he’s an independent filmmaker.

Here’s what he has to say about his role at Tquila:

What I do
“As a technical consultant, I help clients implement the Force.com platform and associated web technologies.”

Why I love my job
“It’s rare to find a job that allows you to be fantastically creative while being constantly challenged.

Every day I come into work looking forward to learning something new, while at the same time knowing I’m making a real difference for our clients.”

Why I love Tquila
“The energy and passion within Tquila is extremely motivating.

It’s great to know I’m working with some of the most talented, intelligent, and supportive professionals in our industry. On top of this, everyone seems to be personally awesome too!”

Want to know more? Follow KC on Twitter.

 
Ready to join Tquila?
Check out our current roles, or send your CV direct to careers@tquila.com.

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