Five minutes with … Elinna Yao, iteration manager and senior business analyst
Elinna, aka Elle, is our iteration manager and senior business analyst. She can whip stuff into shape faster than you can say ‘whip this into shape, Elle’. She aspires to one day being able to whip her boss Dorian into shape. Dreams are free.
What does a day in the life of you at Credit Simple look like?
Typically I’ll make sure the team has enough work to do in our daily standup each morning, figure out what else we need to do and communicate that around the team, manage the requirement development and testing processes, make sure that everyone has the appropriate resources to complete their tasks, and continually identify and implement process improvements.
What do you particularly like about what we’re doing with Credit Simple?
It’s something new to learn for me as I’ve never worked in the consumer product space before. The vision for Credit Simple is clear and the designs I’ve seen so far are extremely relevant and visually appealing. It’s an exciting product. I’ve heard about similar products on the market previously, but, the way that David [CEO] explains Credit Simple, it’s clear he’s looking to build something much more robust and versatile.
Have you requested your own credit file and if so what did you think?
Absolutely! It’s very intuitive and colourful!
What did you do at uni?
What did you do in your previous job/previous couple of jobs?
I’ve been a senior business analyst / iteration manager / consultant / and a general ‘make my manager’s life easier’ person.
What do you do in your free time?
I love nature and the outdoors, so I always try to do something outdoorsy, such as rock climbing, hiking, diving, surfing, slacklining, or planning my next adventure or holiday.
Tell us a little-known fact about you…
Once, I ate a dozen Krispy Kreme glaze donuts in one sitting by myself… with milk…
If you were stuck on a desert island and you could choose one person from the Credit Simple team to come with you, who would you take and why?
Dorian for sure. With his navigation and survival skills from his tramping days, I’d have a less fit version of Bear Grylls with me!
If you were stuck on a desert island with the entire Credit Simple team and you were starving and you had to choose someone to eat first, who would it be and why?
Dorian for sure! Once we’ve gotten him to build shelter, get water and make some hunting tools. After all, he is going to be meatiest…
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