Katerina Trajchevska is the CEO of Adeva among such a personality who herself knows the value of her education and have social awareness about it too.
There are number of educated leaders in this world having developed a great aura of education and its benefits. Using education and gained knowledge to develop and spread knowledge to the world and making humanity capable to develop own skills as well as to preach them in sectors where its needed. Wanting to help who needs guidance is a great value.
Here we are featuring such a personality with great thought values, higher education, awareness towards society, and inspiration to women all over the world. Having awareness about education is common amongst mankind but having awareness to make use of education is what rare. Katerina Trajchevska is the CEO of Adeva among such a personality who herself knows the value of her education and have social awareness about it too. She is self-made woman with kind gesture towards mankind. Wanting to help those who are needful for a guidance is an exceptional value hardly seen in today’s world. Making people stand on their own legs is not an easy task and handling such task with same energy is a commendable job.
In this interview with Katerina Trajchevska, CEO of Adeva, we shall know more about her journey and personality.
Brief us about at the company, what inspired you to start the company?
Adeva is a remote network of tech professionals, on a mission to enable work without boundaries. We’re passionate advocates for remote work, and our network is distributed in over 30 countries across the globe.
Adeva helps companies scale their engineering teams fast and reduce their hiring costs while providing long-term, remote opportunities for tech talent worldwide.
Starting our careers as freelance engineers, my partner and I faced a whole different challenge than the regular 9-5 job. Finding and then getting the right project takes a lot of time and energy, and requires a whole new set of skills. It made us realize that there are so many people out there required to settle for whatever opportunities they have locally because finding a remote one is a hassle.
That’s what inspired us to start Adeva. To help people like us enjoy the flexibility of remote work without having to compromise on the stability of a full-time job.
What are the products or services the company focuses on? How are your services different from those in the market?
Adeva helps companies scale their teams fast and flexibly, to be able to respond to their changing needs and achieve planned milestones. We are their partner for sourcing, vetting, and hiring exceptional tech talent.
What makes Adeva different is our promise to the community. We constantly invest in our local communities and we go above and beyond to maintain non-traditional ways to attracting the best talent. That enables us to ramp up full teams over a single weekend when faced with fierce time constraints, and in general to be a reliable talent partner for companies needing consistent talent supply.
Please tell us about your team.
Our core team is still relatively small – 20 people dedicated to growing Adeva, working across several departments like engineering, marketing, talent and client operations.
Our leadership team is currently focused on strengthening the core processes, establishing a purpose-driven culture, and ensuring our team has growth opportunities that will enable us to scale better.
One thing I can say is that I’m proud and humbled to be able to share this experience with the team I have by my side. Everyone working towards the same vision, giving 100% to fostering an environment where our employees and community members can thrive and grow professionally.
Please brief us about your professional experience.
I started as a freelance software engineer back in 2012, together with a colleague that’s now my partner at Adeva. With the tech scene in our country still not mature enough, freelancing was a way for us to get access to more exciting opportunities. Overtime, we started getting more projects than the two of us could handle so we grew kind of organically up to the point of founding Adeva.
As an engineer and later CEO at Adeva, I’ve worked with a variety of companies – from start-ups to enterprises. My work has mostly been involving building scalable software and setting up and leading engineering teams.
Aside from Adeva, I’m a passionate advocate for remote work and inclusivity. I enjoy volunteering in organizations whose values I identify with, mentoring, and giving back.
What are the key achievements of your business journey?
The first one is expanding to international markets after founding Adeva and opening up our community to people across the world. Then, becoming talent partner to some major Fortune 500 organizations and helping them foster innovation by scaling more flexibly.
Being recognized as the most inclusive tech company by Women in Tech is also a major achievement, considering our pledge to inclusivity and equal opportunities.
Any client experience you would like to highlight?
In general, we work mostly with funded startups and enterprises. In both cases, it’s companies that need to scale fast and flexibly – either to achieve fierce milestones or roll off new projects without putting too much pressure on their existing team.
I can’t disclose any of our enterprise clients, but some of the startups I’m proud to have worked with are Imgur and Hopin.
Which one is your favourite quote?
I have many depending on the motivation I need at a given time. Here are a few:
– The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best is now. – Chinese Proverb
– You can’t learn what you think you already know. – Epictetus
– Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden