Federico Imparatta, Chief Operating Officer (COO) welcomes four new appointments to SweatWorks as we poise for continued growth.
When I joined SweatWorks we went from a team of four to a team of 40 over 5 years. Now we have more than 150 staff internationally. As most start-ups do, along the way we’ve made mistakes. And we’re well aware of them. One of the mistakes was that our business structure was too flat, and when you grow a business like we are, you need the infrastructure that allows you to scale. This is what we’re creating with the appointment of our new subject matter experts and directors.
As we grow, we find that it’s more important than ever to execute at a higher level, with the highest quality. In order to do that, we have to put players in place that allow us to run the organisationorganization necessary to build good product.
Taking up leadership roles are Diego Bergstein and Andrés Calvino.
Diego comes in fresh to the company as Director of Technology. His broad experience across business management, front end development, dev ops and security have him best placed to understand, lead and improve the complex project processes. Diego will work closely with team leaders across all projects to identify the challenges and develop sustainable and efficient frameworks.
Former Director of Technology Andrés moves to Presales Engineering Director, taking the lead in really understanding our clients’ needs from a technical perspective, aligning staffing needs for the projects and partnering with our internal experts for new technical solutions to meet customer needs.
Taking up our new subject matter expert roles are Makoto Katsumata and Csaba Huszar. Having subject matter experts on the tech side helps us to divide and conquer a SweatWorks project, which aren’t like projects anywhere else. We’re not just building a website, we’re doing something that has a lot of aspects – the hardware components, software components, how those interact, and the use cases of people in fitness technology. Having people that have been involved in projects like this and understand the use cases is very important.
Makoto takes up the role of SME in technology helping to build projects’ architecture and providing technical support. With expertise in software, Makoto comes from a company with a very similar structure to SweatWorks but working across numerous sectors. Specialising in fitness appealed to Makoto, who says the opportunity to work with high-level brands making an impact for millions of people is what excites him. His core focus will be on driving quality in projects.
“The market standard is really, really high and I want to keep it that way,” Makoto says.
Csaba Huszar has been promoted to subject matter expert for mobile. His focus and passion is on reducing complexity and risk in this vitally important space, particularly in wearable tech.
“I strongly believe that you can’t improve what you don’t measure, and a smartwatch opens up endless possibilities by measuring everything in real time,” he says, adding, “For me working for SweatWorks is a huge leap forward. I’ve been able to work with outstanding teams, on challenging projects and it has a lot of growth opportunities.”
Each of these appointments have the valuable real-life experience in tackling challenges in their areas, for example, mobile for Csaba or backend and web for Makoto. You can know a lot about a lot of things, but if you’ve never done anything with that knowledge, it’s irrelevant. So they have the experience, but they also have the soft skills necessary to interact with other technical leads and help them. This skill mix is a really strong asset for us.
SweatWorks is committed to solidifying the career path for our technical resources and is always improving our development process. Building a solid infrastructure and implementing best practice will only help us to achieve greater and greater things, so we’re excited about where these new appointments can take us and our clients.