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Employee spotlight: Ally Beechinor-Collins

Posted date: 20 April, 2021 Author: Ally Beechinor-Collins
Employee spotlight: Ally Beechinor-Collins-Goji Direct Lending Investment Experts

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“Working in the Integrations team is immensely rewarding. When you get to the end of a long integration and your client is live, the sense of achievement is awesome.”

How long have you been with Goji? What is your role on your team?

I’ve been working at Goji since September 2018, starting as an Operations Executive and then moving over to form part of the Integrations team a year and a half ago. I now work as an Integration Specialist, often managing multiple projects simultaneously. Some of the key tasks in my role include: leading the formation of our new onboarding journey, managing platform operational integrations, solving onboarding complexities, deciding and collating integration KPIs, informing the company of integration news and leading retrospectives once an onboarding is complete. It’s safe to say my days are rarely quiet but that’s what makes my role so exciting!

What initially interested you about Goji? What do you enjoy about working here?

FinTech seemed an interesting direction to head in and what better place to gain experience than at a startup? As a fresh graduate, the world of work was a daunting place but interviewing at Goji was different. I instantly felt at ease due to the friendliness of the team. Learning at Goji is so fast-paced but that’s the nature of a startup. No two days are the same and that is what I love about working here.

What are some of the hidden (or obvious) challenges in the alternative investment landscape that people may not think about? What are the most exciting opportunities to address them?

A large challenge within the alternative investment space is the automation of processes. A lot of tasks such as onboarding investors and confirming subscriptions are largely still done on paper. In the 21st century, with the advancements of technology, this really isn’t something that should be the case but that’s where Goji helps. Our amazing team of developers have worked incredibly hard to turn these mundane paper-based tasks into smooth automated processes, making the experience for investors as effortless as possible.

Give us the inside scoop – what are some of the unique aspects of working at Goji?

Dogs are welcome in our offices (in non-Covid times). Fancy dress on Halloween is encouraged. Cameras-off Zoom yoga is a thing. End of day beers during our weekly company meetings are welcomed. Goji is an incredibly fast-paced work environment but that doesn’t mean that it’s not fun too!

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What was your dream job as a child and what has your journey been like to arrive where you are today?

I wanted to be an architect but I think that was largely due to the fact that I loved Lego! Having studied Geography at university, ending up at a FinTech company came as a surprise to many but I couldn’t have thought of a more exciting area to work in. With the world turning to technology now more than ever before, working in FinTech is a great place to be. Coupled with the fact that the industry is largely male-dominated, I couldn’t think of a better field to be in to help pivot the sector towards being more diversified.

What would you do if you had unlimited free time?

Travel! I love to travel and was gutted that Covid-19 meant a 3 week trip last summer to Peru and Bolivia had to be cancelled. South America and Japan would be top of my list if I had unlimited time (and money)!

Although one of my favourite places in the world is slightly closer to home in Dingle, Ireland. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as Ireland on a sunny day, if you’re ever lucky enough to get one! If I had unlimited time, walking in Ireland would also be top of my list.

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Any fun projects on the horizon? What are you and your team up to next?

Next on the agenda is onboarding the larger, more established financial services clients that we are working with. This involves working with many more stakeholders and also more complex IT systems. We’re really excited to get stuck into this!