A day in the life of… Rokas Chlevickas, Senior Commercial Analyst
Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Commercial Analyst? We sat down with Rokas Chlevickas to discover what qualities are needed to succeed, what he likes most about the culture at Vortexa and what energises him most about being in his role…
Rokas works in the Revenue Operations team handling commercial automation and enabling our commercial teams to be insight driven.
Prior to joining the company, Rokas worked at ICIS as a Customer Strategy Analyst.
Fun fact: Rokas is particularly interested in Cartography and anything map/data related, he’s currently learning how to draw a map of the world from memory!
What does day-to-day life in your role look like?
The day-to-day of my role often revolves around finding challenges, learning/collaborating and delivering solutions (GSD’ing as is slang in RevOps). Often when you search for opportunities you can get swamped, so the key is to have an eye for what brings value and a strategic mind for long term benefit which will make a difference for someone, a team or the company!
What would you say is the most interesting aspect of your role?
You really get to see the difference you make. The work of an analyst can often be invisible and unappreciated; slogging out insight at the hope of someone using it. At Vortexa, you’re directly involved in the process of choosing, shaping and utilising the technology and processes at hand. For me personally, it seems incredible to think back at how much change I’ve been involved in enacting since when I started less than a year ago.
What was your path to joining Vortexa?
An old colleague of mine brought Vortexa to my attention and it excited me to say the least; a collective of bright and innovative leaders with a genuine passion to achieve but also have fun along the way. I was sold.
What kind of qualities does a person need to have to succeed at Vortexa?
I believe having the correct attitude is everything. Whether it is in the context of problem solving, being innovative, overcoming hurdles or more. The attitude to explore, create, try new things is what I see as the recipe for success and the perfect quality for joining Vortexa.
What do you like about the culture?
Vortexa’s culture feels collective in that everyone is here to help each other and share their expertise. Everyone here wants to grow and celebrate the achievements around them as a collective.
Who do you collaborate with?
RevOps is concerned with increasing Vortexa’s revenue, and it just so happens that everyone in the company is in one way or another involved in making Vortexa revenue! So I truly get to work across the business with everyone to an extent. As mentioned in what my day-to-day is like, I learn about problems and challenges that people are facing and see if I can connect people or deliver a solution, which means I have to work in a borderless manner so I don’t limit my own ideas and scope.
What are the first three things you do on a Monday morning?
Check twitter for maps, data inspiration and random history trivia, have a bowl of golden nuggets and sigh/laugh at Slack.
What energises you most about working as a Senior Commercial Analyst at Vortexa?
Curiosity. I am always driven to understand what is happening around me and how I can realise the potential out of it. This partially explains my twitter addiction… but it’s also the driving force for being a commercial analyst. We have an arsenal of data at hand, and it is curiosity that makes me excited at this fact rather than overwhelmed. It’s also what underpins innovation and the desire to grow. To take a quote from Galileo that underpins this for me personally: “Measure what is measured, and make measurable what cannot be”.