Glooko: My Professional Passion
When you’re a kid, you see adults going to work and coming home tired. You don’t know why they’re tired, so you fantasize about what their day is like and sometimes you wish you could be in your parent’s shoes. As time progresses, you find your specific area of interest, and if you are lucky, you will be passionate about your career choice. This is how I feel about Glooko.
Earlier in my career, I was doing well in the IT industry, both personally and professionally, but somehow there was a key element missing – I wasn’t able to make a difference in someone’s life. As a professional, I feel one ends up making choices that are great for career growth, but unfortunately, there are very few times when you get an opportunity to satisfy your soul. Glooko is a company where I feel I have really been able to make a difference in the lives of people with diabetes.
Not many people outside of the diabetes care community have heard about Glooko, but the more you learn about it, the more you appreciate the opportunity to be part of the company. I remember the first time I spoke to someone at Glooko. I learned a lot of information ahead of time to ensure that I was making the right choice with the right company and the right people. As we moved forward with the hiring process, I met more people and was proud to be considered for such a great company. The day I got my offer, I was on “cloud nine,” and I felt a sense of accomplishment for being a part of a company that makes a difference in people’s life. I am fortunate that what motivates me, allows me to help people with diabetes manage their diabetes.
My role at Glooko touches almost all the aspects that we do here: understanding the vision of the company, helping the teams realize the common goal, ensuring we follow certain guidelines to be compliant with industry standards and driving the company to greater success. As the first Senior Program Manager in the history of the company, the product team looks for my guidance on how things would be planned and delivered to the end users, so I really have to be ahead of the game to ensure critical deliverables are released in a timely manner, systematically. From setting up the cadence of the release cycles to ensuring requirements and resource planning happens for all the cross functional teams, I simply love what I do and feel blessed to be able to play such an influential role at Glooko. In a nutshell, I am really humbled to have such a critical role that sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe what I do and how important it is for the customers as it impacts their life on a daily basis.