Vitruv Technologies’ President, Alan San Miguel never thought that he’d be doing what he’s venturing on right now. He once mentioned that before Vitruv came about, he was somehow contented on what his doing. But Vitruv opened a lot of opportunities for him which led him to take a sudden turn in his career journey.
Before becoming the company’s president, Alan was a sales partner for a software development company, primarily doing sales acquisition. He also did business development; entailing creation of new products or services and project, managing it from conceptualization to implementation. This background became a gear for him to start the business.
A Sudden Shift In His Career
“When the universe tells you to slow down, try stopping, redirect and then continue.”
For Alan, entering the open door of the industry was purely a sheer accident. He didn’t plan it; he didn’t even see it coming. It started when he was invited to join a software development company. He did his postgrad studies while juggling his responsibilities at work. From there, he learned the ropes of the business, being able to duplicate and improve it, and eventually had the opportunity to co-found Vitruv Technologies and mold it to the company that it is today.
“I am proud of being able to reinvent myself in this industry at this stage of my life; that I am able to succeed even if I am a fish out of water.”
Alan shares that he takes pride in the products that they had the opportunity to build and how it makes a difference in the lives of the customers and their employees.
Running a business is not a piece of cake, that’s why it was very eventful for Alan to find and work with partners that shares the same values and principles, and have a team who contributes to the confluence of ideas, provides collaborative energy and exudes marked enthusiasm in the workplace.
Career Points To Ponder
For someone who’s currently journeying the the career he’d never thought of doing, Alan wants to share these three things to everyone:
- Be honest with yourself. Know your strengths and always sharpen it. If you fail to keep it up, it will be your weakness. Know your weaknesses and improve on it immediately; this must become your strength eventually.
- Never burn bridges, even if the bridge may appear worthless to you. You’ll meet the same people along the way, and, no matter how much you dislike them, never treat them wrong. It will pay its dividends in the future.
- Never stop learning. Try to understand something every day. Read, watch, listen to something that will educate you rather than entertain you. It will add to your humanity and will help you understand life better.
Hear more from Alan this November 28, 2018 at PenBrothers International as Springboard brings you Talent Attraction & Culture Development for SMEs. And you can still get FREE event passes by registering here: bit.ly/springboardspeakerseries001. We’ll see you there!