It’s Greeta Sagris’ turn in the spotlight this month. A self-confessed tech novice – not to mention a straight talker – she is a breath of fresh air at Vapour’s HQ. She loves communication, processes, teamwork – and dogs!

Greeta, it’s over to you…

How did you first get into the world of tech?

This is actually my first job in the sector. I work in a process capacity, rather than on the tech side, pulling together my organisational skills from previous roles, to make sure the right things get done, to the right standard, at the right time.

And what is your earliest memory of tech in your life?

An ANCIENT Gameboy, Tetris and Snake.

What’s the one quality you need to thrive in this environment (especially at Vapour)?

Communication and determination. I talk A LOT, so this role is right up my street! It helps keep everyone in the loop as well and gets things done!

And what is the one thing you would change about the tech sector?

As I’m not from a techy background myself, it’s really struck me how much terminology is used. Some of it is relevant, of course, but the industry’s misuse and over-reliance on jargon is something Vapour is trying to change.

If you’re the CEO of an organisation preparing for a digital transformation project, for example, you don’t need to be bombarded with the specifics of the toolkit, so long as you know that the solution being recommended is going to achieve the outcomes you’re striving for. This is the simple, straight-talking language we should be focusing on.

Why do you think Vapour stands out in the channel?

For our innovation and creativity – we are striving to be at the forefront of technology services, and disrupt along the way to change the face of what’s possible (without the headaches!)

Complete the sentences:

The best piece of tech ever invented is... the iPhone!

The next purchase on my (personal) tech wishlist is... a new bigger, smart TV (or stronger glasses!)

A tech firm that has really stood out for me in the last 12 months is... Amazon.

The biggest misconception in the channel is that... it’s all about physical technology – there is so much that goes on behind the scenes, and we receive as much praise for our people, as we do our products!

By the end of 2021, our tech will have made organisations far more... flexible and secure.

Another new colleague has joined the ranks at Vapour HQ, following the appointment of Greeta Sagris as executive and team administrator.

With a strong project coordination skill set, Greeta is experienced in managing varied stakeholder requirements and expectations, among customers, colleagues, suppliers and partners alike. Most recently employed as property manager at a Huddersfield-based lettings firm, she is used to ‘juggling many plates’, keeping complex assignments on track and maintaining clear lines of communication throughout.

In her new role at Vapour, she will work closely with the senior management team in an executive position, bringing together a number of projects that will benefit clients, and freeing up SMT’s time to better support our sales and marketing team as we push for growth in 2021. 

She will also take on the day to day running of the office.

Elaborating on why she was attracted to the opportunity, Greeta said: “I’ve known of Vapour for a couple of years so have watched them, from a distance, until now.

“It’s clear how much they’ve invested in not only their tech stack and the development of the team this year, but also ‘doing the right thing’ during Covid-19. This was a strong pull – so many businesses talk about having authentic values, but sadly not all of them walk the walk.

“As we prepare for another wave of growth – evidenced not least by the recently completed scale up programme in association with Barclays and Cambridge University – I believe I can provide an extra pair of much-needed hands. I’m very process driven, hot on quality control and not afraid to roll my sleeves up. I’m really excited to be onboard.”

CEO Tim Mercer added: “If ever there was a year which proved the risk to set up Vapour was worth it, it’s 2020. When the business world spiralled into chaos due to Covid-19, we were there – delivering the same great technologies we’ve always focused on, to a now inconceivable number of businesses who have accelerated their adoption of cloud because of the mass shift to remote working, the pressure to boost productivity and the unswerving need to keep colleagues and customers connected, secure and engaged.”

“Because Vapour has always been committed to bringing enterprise-level solutions to businesses of all shapes and sizes, this meant digital transformation was within reach of organisations large and small – not just those with whopper budgets,” he continued. “But as we grow, it’s important that we keep investing in talent within our team too. Customers tell us our people are as valuable as our technology, so every hire is crucial. We’re delighted to have Greeta on board.”

Greeta (pronounced Gre-ta) has already set the bar high by showing off her baking talents, on day one. She’s yet to reveal her musical flair and ability to speak fluent Italian and Estonian! All in good time…

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