2017: A Memorable Year for Stefanini
This was the year of our 30th anniversary, where we also celebrated 30 years of IT innovation. Over the past 30 years, the face of technology has rapidly changed. We all now have the internet, social media, and mobile phones. As a tech company, we’ve also transformed to reflect the changes in our society.
This year, we’ve done too much to cover it all in one post: from new open-concept offices in the United States, Philippines, China and India to sponsoring the Gartner summit in May. But there were some big themes.
We grew our offices (and our languages)
In August, we moved our Southfield (MI, USA) office to a more open-plan and inspiring building, while also opening up our first innovation centre in the US. We also boosted our presence in the Moldova, adding 70 new people – speaking Russian, English, Swedish, Spanish and German. And just a few weeks ago we opened up a new office in Poland.
We’re 30 years old, and still expanding and adding offices. A good sign of things to come.
But it’s perhaps due to our second big trend: new people and enthusiasm.
We hired some fantastic people
Back in March, we found a new CEO for our North American and Asia Pacific regions: Spencer Gracias, who is revamping the operations in these regions, helping us to reinforce our brand and grow.
It’s also been extremely busy in EMEA. In June, we promoted Olga Botușan to be our HR director, where she’s been keeping our 2,300 colleagues happy. We also welcomed Eliza Irimia as finance director, and Farlei Kothe as vice president.
It’s clearly been worth it, as it’s also been a year of awards.
We won plenty of awards
In July, we were named the Most Innovative Company in the IT industry. An honour. Especially as the award ranks the top 150 innovative companies in Brazil. We were also named Company of the Year, the second time we’ve won this award. And we were the fifth most internationalized company for the third year in a row.
It makes us feel very proud of our team as we look back over the year. When we started 30 years ago, this was all a dream. The company has changed and grown, and it’s been an anniversary to remember.
Everyone has worked hard and done so well. So we’re confident that we’ll go into 2018 just as strong.
To another 30 years of growing and adapting.