Employee Spotlight: Rakib Azad

Posted by Mike Deissig

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June 5, 2013

TheLadders welcome its newest member to the team, Rakib Azad!

A company is only as good as the employees who build it, and TheLadders is no exception. We're proud to have an extrordinary pool of talent in our New York office, and we’d love for you to get to know some of our awesome teammates who make TheLadders the leading job-matching service for career-driven professionals. Here's a quick Q&A with Rakib Azad.


Hi Rakib! How long have you been with TheLadders?

Just over two weeks.

Welcome aboard! What is your title at TheLadders and what are your responsibilities?

Sr. Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). I will oversee the financial budgeting, forecasting, and analysis for the overall business, while also analyzing everything in between for key business insights.

What’s your favorite part about working at TheLadders?

I have not been here long enough to make the full determination, but so far I really like the think big (e.g. Big Data) culture and mentality.

When you’re not working, you can be found…?

I can be found at a sporting or any other random event in the city, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, gym, or at my home desk reading or working on my blog.

What is your favorite hangout in the neighborhood surrounding 137 Varick?

Not exactly in the immediate vicinity, but I enjoy several spots in the MacDougal/Bleecker St. area.

What’s the one tech device you couldn’t live without, and why?

Definitely my iPhone (and any future smartphone I may own), because I feel like the world is at my fingertips.

If you could meet any musician (dead or alive), who would it be?

Kurt Cobain

What mobile app do you use the most?

Tons of news sites, Facebook, and ESPN Score Center

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Astronaut (my goal now is to take a Virgin Space ride one day)

If you didn’t work in an office, what would be your alternate-universe occupation?

Unrealistically, 2nd base for the NY Mets (even though they stink), somewhat realistically, an international diplomat

Thanks Rakib!

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Michael Deissig is the Manager of Talent Acquisition at TheLadders, and has 10 years of technology recruiting within NYC and the tech startup space. More than anything, he believes people should love what they do, and that a job should be a second home. When he’s not recruiting or helping people advance their careers, he loves watching football, being with friends, and playing FIFA. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeDeissig to chat or ask questions.

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