It is an honor to announce that we have continued expanding our team in Spain. We are here to introduce you to our new colleague, Adrian Macias, Business Developer in Drillster Spain. In this blog you will read a little more about him, his background, and his ideas.
Tell us a little bit more about yourself, where you come from, past experiences…
My name is Adrián, and I’m from Huelva. I consider myself a persistent and creative person, someone who constantly looks for new challenges and different alternatives until finding the right path. For several years, I worked in a company that was also in the education sector and was dedicated to VR. I was working as a Business Manager for several areas, but mainly focused on Asia. Now I am making the leap to Spain which is a change that I undertake with great excitement.
… and how did you get to Drillster?
I believe that the traditional ways of learning are not enough and, for that reason, I am committed to innovation and progress. For this reason, in one way or another, I’ve always worked within the learning sector. There is a part of students, both in traditional and corporate learning, who are left out of education. This is not because they are incompetent, but because they are not motivated and do not feel challenged by traditional training. I decided to do my part and work to change that. As I’ve always been in the learning industry, I already knew about Drillster and when I saw this job opportunity, I took the plunge and went for it.
What made you choose this company over another?
When I discovered all the potential of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the intelligent algorithm behind the app, it seemed very powerful and beneficial. I consider Drillster to be a learning solution that brings a lot of value to the client. In addition, the fact that it is expanding in a country like Spain caught my attention. In short, I consider it a very good job opportunity.
What motivates you in your work?
Last week, I went to the office in Holland and I had the opportunity to meet part of the team. I met intellectually motivating people and the whole team was made up of highly capable people who I feel are going to make me grow professionally.
On the other hand, the fact of expanding Drillster in Spain also motivates me a lot. To search for new customers we can add value to and find the place for the Drillster brand in the Spanish market. In this way, we can help people learn and retain knowledge more efficiently.
What projects and ideas would you like to initiate along the way? Both professionally and personally.
This whole change is both a personal and professional project. On a personal level, I have moved to another city, Madrid, and all that this entails, such as moving, building everything from scratch, etc.
On a professional level, I am really looking forward to starting this journey. I have so many ideas and plans that I don’t even know where to begin. I want to bring a change of mentality in Spain by introducing a new methodology that transitions from a one-off learning moment to continuous learning. This change would make learning easy and fun, and make it an integral part of people’s lives.