Callum Finlayson

Sydney, NSW, Australia - +1(646)659-6469 - callumf@gmail.com

At my core I love data. I have spent my professional career in pre sales in the area of data management. I am familiar with most of the technologies organizations deploy to realise potential from their data. I have had the opportunity to work in Sydney, New York and Singapore and in doing so, have developed a broad range of skills, ranging from being able to talk at a deep technical level through to C-level audience members.

I recently developed an Asana and Tableau integration. If you use Asana, grab your "personal token" (on the top right), click on your user icon, then "My Profile Settings" then "Apps" and click on the link down the bottom called "Manage Developer Apps", where you can either create or access your "personal access token". Once you have this token, visit demo.callumfinlayson.net and visualize in Tableau what you've got cookin in Asana! Hit me up to tell me what you like and what you don't! (It's a work in progress)


Experience

Regional Director APJ

Paxata

I have begun working in a leadership role, developing the Singapore and Japan team to be successful. Additionally I am setting up the operations of Paxata in Australia.

January 2018 - Present

Senior Sales Engineer

Paxata

Based in New York, and traveling extensively on the east coast of the US, sold Paxata into a number of key strategic accounts and assisted in starting the New York office of Paxata. In my first full year at Paxata, received the distinguised award of being "Sales Engineer of the Year".

September 2015 - December 2017

Solutions Engineer

Informatica

Base in New York City, I worked with the sales team and partners to develop and perform customized use case driven demonstrations, scoped and executed technical proof of concepts and supported the sales process as a subject matter expert for Master Data Management (MDM), Data Quality (DQ) and Informatica Identity Resolution (IIR) and the Informatica platform.

March 2012 - August 2015

APJ Associate Product Specialist

Informatica

I supported the APJ Pre Sales team to identify, create and close MDM opportunities. Additionally I assisted in technical discussions and proof of concepts to demonstrate and deliver the value of Informatica MDM.

April 2005 - February 2012

Education

University of New South Wales

Masters of Business and Technology (Diploma)
February 2010 - November 2014

University of South Australia

Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
August 1998 - May 2004

Umeå Universitet, Sweden

Bachelor of Informatics
June 2001 - July 2002

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Other Skills
  • Data Analysis using Python (Pandas, Numpy, Matlab), Java, Linux, AWK, Apache Spark, AWS (EC2, EMR, Lambda), Mongo DB.

My Approach
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, cross-cultural and non-verbal).
  • Proficient in demonstrating software and conveying complex concepts (electronically, whiteboarding).
  • Detail-oriented and technically focused with the ability to overlay competing priorities.
  • Leads through enthusiasm and dependability.
  • Scrappy, team player, willing to pitch in to do whatever needs to be done.

Interests

I'm a basketball player, a rock climber, a hiker, a runner, a snowboarder and a dad to 2 little ladies.

When forced indoors, I enjoy going to the theatre and video gaming.


Awards & Certifications

  • Paxata - Sales Engineer of the year 2016
  • Paxata certified - "Pax Pro"
  • Informatica Certified MDM Specialist