I joined Scalapay in March 2021. Back then, there were only a small group of people with a lot of energy, who really believed in this project. I joined this wonderful team and since then, we have achieved so much! Along with the contribution of every single member of the Scalateam, I am very proud of having contributed to the growth of my company up to the level it is at today: one of the leading BNPL players in Italy and Europe! And this gives us the strength to face the new challenges ahead. Playing as a team, always!
What makes Scalapay a great place is both its work culture and people. Everyone at Scalapay is encouraged to take ownership of their role, make an impact, learn, and be an amazing team member. This is all because of the autonomy that teams and individuals are given to be impactful. We focus a lot on collaboration and teamwork. As an example, in Engineering we have 8 Agile teams. Everyone gets together weekly to align, remove risks and dependencies. That's a lot of people and it's important that all of Engineering succeeds over individual teams. This is why one of our values is #playasateam.
I joined Scalapay in February 2021 and must say that time has flewn so quickly since my first day back then! At the beginning the team was super small and I now realize how fast Scalapay has grown, and how much I developed my skills alongside. I initially started as a Sales Development Representative, then evolved quickly to the role of Account Executive and feel that I keep growing my skill set on a daily basis. At Scalapay the environment is as motivating as challenging, and I do feel supported in this development through consistent training and #playasateam mindset. I have had the chance to see and participate in the growth of the company through the increase of our B2B clientbase.
I joined Scalapay at the end of 2020, when we were around 20 people. I always get emotional looking back at that time and realizing how fast Scalapay has been growing since then: now we're more than 200! In the commercial team I had the chance to take part in the growth of our merchant base and the development of our commercial strategy. The opportunity to continuously build relations with new brands and people has definitely been the best part of my job, allowing me to learn something new everyday. At the beginning we used to ring a bell to celebrate new merchants joining Scalapay, now we don't do it anymore but I can ensure that the emotion is always the same, every time.
As soon as I finished my studies, Scalapay offered me the opportunity to join the epicenter of Fintech, a sector that is evolving at lightning speed. Every day brings its share of new developments, creating a dynamic and exciting professional environment on which to communicate on a daily basis. I joined in February 2022 as Community Manager France, and was in charge of the B2C and B2B communication strategy on our social networks and newsletters, from the creation of editorial schedules to regular reporting to measure the effectiveness of the actions implemented.
I joined Scalapay a few months ago and the experience that I am living is exceeding all expectations. But, why did I decide to join Scalapay? I wanted to be part of an emerging project in a high-growth company and Scalapay offered all this. In a few months Scalapay has gone from being unknown in the Spanish market to being an example for local players and businesses. I couldn't be more proud and this is all thanks to the great work and motivation of the entire team. Now we face the biggest challenge, to consolidate our position in this new market. And I am thrilled about it