Meet Our New CEO - An Interview With Dawid Poslinski

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Meet Our New CEO - An Interview With Dawid Poslinski

The past year has definitely been a year of changes for everybody and Selleo is not any different. We are starting the second quarter of 2021 by introducing our new CEO - Dawid Pośliński.  He is being introduced and fully supported by our former CEO Arkadiusz Kwaśny (who stays with us as a business partner) in building the new company strategy.

Dawid is a very dedicated and skilled leader with over 10 years in software development who also performed a function of our CTO.

Why do you want to be CEO of this company?

First of all, it is a great honour for me because of Selleo, I am where I am now. I feel like my example is the best proof of how our organization allows you to develop.

8 years ago, I joined the company as an experienced programmer. After a few years full of challenges, I got the opportunity to lead a team and shape the way we serve clients.

I love working with a community built around technology, so I took a chance of becoming a technology lead. This experience has borne fruit in multiple contributions and experiments that helped our community grow. Also, I think it was a critical factor for another challenge that was to come - a new role as a CTO, which, most importantly, was chosen by our community. The fact that we are here talking, just a day after taking on a new, challenging role - CEO, confirms the quintessence of opportunities that Selleo gives in the context of personal development and growth.

The chance to have an even greater impact on the future of the community around technology and the ability to learn new things from great people is what drives me to be the CEO of Selleo.

One piece of advice that I can give to anyone who’s reading this text - be hungry, be curious about what surrounds you, do what excites you. I think that's how our community is like.

What does it mean to be a good leader to you?

To me, being a good leader means, above all, being a good listener. What is more, being transparent and speaking openly about any opportunities as well as challenges. I strongly believe in collaborative leadership, where everything is based on teamwork. Good leaders also make use of servant leadership - primarily focusing on the growth and well-being of people and the community as a whole. They lead by example and remain curious about what’s waiting around the corner.

What makes Selleo unique?

The easiest way to answer this question is through the prism of Selleo's growth over the years.

Building a community around technology is in our DNA.

We engage and organize meetups, conferences or meetings from the CoderDojo series.

We openly share the practices we have developed, both in the field of soft and hard skills. One of such examples is the public DevPath, thanks to which we can even more effectively solve our clients' problems.

What do you see as the biggest strengths of our company right now?

We wouldn’t be the same without Arkadiusz Kwaśny, who had started the journey of the community to the place where we are now. Selleo is in great shape.

We continually keep high ratings of co-worker and client satisfaction and have a lot of returning/long-term clients.

Speaking about co-workers, we have high retention in comparison to the industry’s average. We have an amazing training program, which allows us to grow while remaining true to our culture. One of our big milestones was setting up the 2nd localization of our offices and we’re not planning on stopping.

I’m impressed with how we handled the Covid-19 pandemic with great flexibility - it brought us even closer together and highlighted the areas we can improve even further.

Our biggest opportunities right now are introducing new services and further polishing some areas. On the other hand, the potential threat is the fast developing market that forces us to adapt our dynamics while retaining the quality and above all, the happiness of clients and our people.

How do you see our company evolving in the next year, two years or five years?

We want to create as many new opportunities for growth for our community as possible. We're also thinking about some new services that we could provide for our clients. Certainly, we want to take care of the overall condition of our organization, have the security of what we had built in mind while simultaneously supporting new initiatives that will get us all to the next level.

Thank you for the conversation. We wish you all the best on your new adventure!

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