We have many talented (and very interesting) people working at Icomm. So much so, that we have decided to write a blog series called ‘Inside Icomm: Meet the Team’. In this edition, we introduce Victor Cruz.
Who are you, and what do you do at IComm?
I am Victor Cruz and I am a Unified Communication Engineer here at Icomm. I usually do commissioning of Video Conferencing Projects but helps out in Services/Support from time to time
How long have you been here now?
Joined in Apr 2016, so it’s been 7 years and counting
What was your first job?
Out of College, I was hired as a Quality Assurance engineer in a semiconductor company in the Philippines but I resigned after a week. The travel time was too long – about 2.5-3 hours both ways.
If you could switch roles with one other IComm employee for the day, who would it be and why?
I think it’s got to be Bruna (Financial Controller). I love crunching numbers and would like to get a feel and understanding of the finances of the company and other bits and pieces of the sales cycle. From the quotation side/bidding and to collection/closing the sale and handing over the billing.
What’s the most unique hobby/skill/talent you have outside of work?
I love playing basketball and badminton. We do have a regular badminton game every Saturday night with friends. I am also into Bowling and I used to participate in competitive bowling tournament in one of the companies I worked for in Philippines
Can you give us a rundown of your biggest achievement at IComm?
I think when I came in, IComm is on the path to be a Poly partner and the skillset I brought in (being an ex-Poly employee) helped in that. We managed to claim two of the biggest companies – Newcrest and Jemena – to deploy RealConnect which I helped in getting that project completed. Up to this day, these 2 companies remained a big part of Icomm’s supported/maintained customers.
What’s your favourite part of working here?
It’s the family spirit and the team we have. We are known by our names and not just a number (as opposed to big corporations). In addition, it’s the flexibility of the job and being in a technology driven company getting the chance to be on top of the latest technologies/trends
If you were trying to really impress us, what would you cook me for dinner?
It’s got to be one of the most famous dish in the Philippines – ADOBO. It’s a uniquely Filipino dish and the recipe I use has been passed on from my grandparents.
Do you have a ‘can’t live without it’ piece of tech?
Just simple stuff – it’s got to be my mobile phone.