I got into web development roughly around 9 years ago. First by building static websites, later moving onto single page applications. I earned my Masters in Electrical Engineering in the US and had the privilege of getting mentored by very talented individuals from companies and agencies such as JP Morgan Chase, Intouch Solutions, VML and Elektrobit.
Where have you earned your spurs?
I have worked as a web developer with digital agencies in the US and Finland with clients across various domains: banking, pharmaceutical, retail, telecom, automotive and real estate. Some of my biggest accomplishments on the work front include being part of Chase bank's and Sprint telecom's digital transformation in the US, changing their legacy experience to a modern robust one. I have also been part of FORD’s touch screen design and development for their next generation cars. These projects impacted millions of lives around the globe, which groomed my mind to create digital products solving real world problems for a global audience.
Why Columbia Road?
After moving to Finland I wanted to work with the best consultancy in town. A simple search led to Columbia Road and the rest is history. Columbia Road’s vision aligned well with mine, and the company has a tremendous batch of talented individuals working across the digital consultancy spectrum. This provides a good atmosphere for one to learn and grow with. Not to forget the chill side of Columbia Road — we work hard and play harder.
Lauri, what will make our clients love Faisal?
“Faisal is quick to grasp critical business problems and comes up with great solutions. He has keen listening and communication skills. Faisal specialises in full stack web development and application development, and isn’t afraid to tackle challenging situations head on. He possesses immense people management skills and is proactive at taking leadership in difficult situations,” says Lauri Eloranta, Managing Partner at Columbia Road.
What makes your heart beat a little faster?
"I enjoy doing crossfit. I feel that it gives me the grit, calm, resolve and discipline to go through complex problems. Another past-time that gets my heart pumping is DJing. It makes me take my surroundings and the atmosphere into account while making quick decisions on the spot. Lastly I’d like to share with you what keeps a smile on my face throughout the day: day dream of a perfect New York style cheesecake," says Faisal.