Our “People of Ogury” series showcases a different Ogurian each month from across the globe. This edition profiles Mexico-based Junior Sales Manager, Julio Salvide. Get to know another Ogurian who’s working to build our amazing team.
How did you come across your role at Ogury?
It is definitely a series of beautiful coincidences that put me on this path. Since I graduated from university in 2016, I’ve had the opportunity to work in several companies, in areas of Audiovisual Production, Marketing and Communication, but never in Sales! (And now I love it).
When I came across Ogury, I was taking some time off after a few intense years of work that had left me quite tired and burned out. One day someone I knew from a previous company called to tell me that they were looking for a Salesperson. At the time, I was not interested as I was on my break. A few months later she asked me again if I was interested, now with a clearer mind and ready for a new challenge, I said yes. I started the interview process and from the first second with the team, we immediately clicked and… here I am.
What are the challenges that you typically run into in your day to day and how do you overcome them?
The main challenge is understanding how to provide solutions to a client’s needs in a world that is constantly changing and evolving. That forces you to develop a lot of creativity and social intelligence. The AdTech industry in Mexico continues to grow and Ogury is part of that story, that excites me and makes all the effort worthwhile.
What is unique about Ogury compared to other companies you’ve worked for?
I think the concern that Ogury has for its employees has been one of the things that stands out the most about working here. The trust and good vibes that there is in the Mexican team to solve problems and face challenges together is also something that genuinely excites me, and I value it very much. I love you team!
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Living in a world full of social media and gender stereotypes is mentally challenging. Mental health issues exist, and we need to talk about them and make ourselves aware of the burden of having problems like anxiety or depression, etc. One day, just talking about these problems, my therapist told me: you only have to concern yourself with the things you can say, the things you can do and the things you can think. Trying to manage and control everything is not possible. That little piece of advice has changed my life in an amazing way.
What is it like, being queer in the corporate world?
Luckily, I’ve always had the opportunity to work in companies that support diversity. However, I also recognize that in Mexico and many parts of the world, that story cannot always be told. Not only is it important that the company supports and encourages diversity and inclusion of queer people in their companies, but also that we build work teams that are genuinely aligned with that idea, we need to build safe spaces for all of us to exist. As I say, I have never lived in “the closet” in all my past jobs, but I know people close to me who don’t have that privilege, and when a part of your mind is focused on hiding a part of you, we are holding ourselves back from dedicating that time and effort to creating and nurturing greatness in ourselves. Let’s do this, for those who are here today, but also for those who are to come.
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