Interview with Sajan Parikh
“I love building software and tools that help companies grow efficiently, instead of just adding more staff to fix problems.”
Throughout my career, I’ve analyzed and brought together all kinds of teams – from customer support and billing to sales, network engineering, and management. This wide-ranging experience has given me a unique viewpoint, which I’ve used to design processes that use software, systems, and network know-how.
As an engineer and coder, I love building software and tools that help companies grow efficiently, instead of just adding more staff to fix problems. I’m really good at connecting different teams and making technical plans to improve the way things work as a company gets bigger. My strength isn’t in making PowerPoint presentations or writing articles – I’m all about hands-on work, playing with new tech, and seeing the results of my work in real time.
I’ve spent a lot of time in the telecom industry, watching how things have changed from when local telecoms and electric coops first got into broadband to now, when billions of dollars are being invested worldwide to make sure everyone can connect to the internet.
When I was thinking about what to do next, COS Systems really stood out to me. I’ve always admired people like Isak, Mikael, Björn and others for their ability to look beyond what’s happening right now and imagine what the future could be. So, when the chance to join this forward-thinking team came up, I jumped at it.
Now that I’m at COS, my first goal is to earn the trust of our clients, potential clients, and partners in the Americas. I want to help our clients understand their own software setups and where COS might fit in. I’m hoping to become a go-to person for advice on how different parts of a telecom company can work together and how that can shape the products we’re making at COS.
If you’re into the nitty-gritty of tech, want to talk about financial models, or brainstorm how your team – whether they’re field technicians, sales reps, network engineers, or especially your customers – can work better together, I’d love to chat. Whether we’re talking about COS System’s Business Engine product or just geeking out in general, I’m always up for a good conversation. A big part of what I do involves understanding how data moves through your organization, and having a smart, central command center is key – and that’s a role that COS System’s Business Engine often fits perfectly.