Continuing in our series in which you get to meet and learn more about the Cloud Galacticos team, say ‘hello’ to Priya Mahendrakar, one of our new Salesforce Consultants. I caught up with Priya to ask her a few questions.
Priya Mahendrakar, Salesforce Consultant
Hi Priya Mahendrakar, can you give us a bit of background about yourself and your work history?
I am a working mother of two beautiful daughters. I changed my career path towards Salesforce on the advice of my husband. Everywhere I work I make sure that I’m always learning and growing. Like everyone else at Cloud Galacticos, I’m a Salesforce nerd and love everything about it!
What’s your story behind joining the Cloud Galacticos team?
Due to my Visa status in the UK, it was tough for me to find a job. Every opportunity that came my way were contract jobs among which Cloud Galacticos was one. This opportunity made me feel it was just right for me as a working mother to have stability in my job.
It’s all because of the trust Cloud Galacticos has in me, I am here today as a permanent employee. No matter how many times I mention it, I will always be thankful to the team.
What is your role as a Salesforce Consultant at Cloud Galacticos, and what do you enjoy about it?
I am working as a consultant on a few projects handling implementation and also support as administrator. I enjoy two things about working at Cloud Galacticos.
- We have the luxury to work our way and no one to micro-manage things.
- I get to do my certifications that I was never able to do earlier in my previous jobs.
And I’m currently enjoying and exploring the marketing platform of Salesforce.
Do you have plans to take any Salesforce certifications in the near future?
Indeed, as Cloud Galacticos always says, “Keep learning!”. I am aiming for Marketing Cloud Consultant certification.
You were one of the team members who worked at the recent London’s Calling conference. Can you tell us more?
London’s Calling was my first ever big Salesforce event I attended. And I’m thankful to Cloud Galacticos for giving me the opportunity. It was great that we were a Platinum Sponsor.
I got the chance to meet so many people from the Salesforce eco-system on various stages of their journey. It was also good to be able to check out the other sponsor stands and find out what they do.
I really enjoyed attending the many sessions – they were informative and good for improving knowledge. We also had the UK’s strongest man, Gavin Bilton, as a guest at our stand was great fun.
One of my highlights was being asked to give tips to Salesforce admins for the London’s Calling live stream!
Aside from Salesforce and working at Cloud Galacticos, what else do you enjoy doing?
Singing and dancing is my passion. I try to do it most days. I also look forward to being a Zumba instructor at some point in the future!
– Food: Chicken Biryani
– Drink: Wild Apple Beer(Note: it’s not cider)
– Music: Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Bollywood
– TV Shows: The Bold Type
– Film: Real Steel and Confessions of Shopaholic
– Animal: None (I am OCD!)
– Place to Visit: Switzerland
About Cloud Galacticos
Cloud Galacticos is a Salesforce consultancy with an all-star team. We are user and developer group leaders, bloggers, MVPs and all round Salesforce nerds. Our company has people all over the UK including Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, and London.
So if you are looking for a Salesforce partner with experience to help you make the most of your org, why not get in contact?