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HOW THE PEOPLE AND PRODUCT BROUGHT ABHIK TO GALILEO

How The People and Product Brought Abhik to Galileo

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July 1, 2022

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Abhik Sarkar joined Galileo’s Product team in the middle of a global pandemic, leaving one of the most well-known banks in the world. Why did he do it? Keep reading to find out!

Before we jump into your background, tell us about some of your interests outside of work.

Abhik: I love traveling, nature photography, am an avid follower of soccer, Formula 1, and tennis, and love to experiment with cooking.

You joined Galileo from one of the most well-known traditional banks in the world. Why did you want to make the move?

Abhik: Working at Wells Fargo was great, I was a product analyst for their open banking APIs, but the fact that Galileo is powering some of the world’s largest fintech companies, well, I wanted to be a part of that – we are literally the technology that powers the industry. For someone like me who has a tech background, it felt like the right career move for me at the time. I knew I would have an increased scope of responsibility, which would lead to a lot of learning and growth professionally.

So you’ve been at Galileo for a little less than a year. What has been the biggest surprise about working here?

Abhik: There is certainly a stark difference between working for a company that’s more traditional, compared to a company like Galileo, where we are growing at a much faster rate. The best part of this is increased efficiency and speed. I can reach people much quicker, and the approval process of getting something into production or change requests is much more transparent.

Also, we have super high visibility on the initiatives and projects that our team is working on. This is not something I have experienced in the bigger and more traditional companies that I’ve worked at in the past.

We have super high visibility on the initiatives and projects that our EPD is working on. This is not something I have experienced in the bigger and more traditional companies that I’ve worked at in the past.

What advice would you give a new starter at Galileo?

Abhik: Do not hesitate to reach out. Everyone is super approachable here, and we always encourage people to be innovative, curious, and to ask questions.

Tell us more about your role. How does your work support our clients?

Abhik: I work for the Product team as a part of our Network Associations group. A big part of my job is to identify all the network mandates (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Pulse, STAR, etc.), to ensure that we are in compliance with the networks. I’m also responsible for every project that involves network associations, be it certification or increasing our capabilities in other regions. Lastly, I’m involved in the day-to-day network association issues that our clients may face.

What do you appreciate most about Galileo’s culture?

Abhik: The best part of Galileo’s culture is the people. We have some of the best people working here, and they are always ready to help you whenever you need assistance. We have meetings where we talk about life outside work, and every week we have someone who introduces themselves personally. Even though I’ve been working remotely from Los Angeles, Galileo’s culture and people made me feel a lot closer and more connected.

The best part of Galileo’s culture is the people. We have some of the best people working here.

What excites you most about where the company is headed?

Abhik: We are always trying to improve ourselves and to be competitive in the market. Plus, we are reaching our targets that we are setting, so I’m super excited to be a part of the team that’s making such an impact in the fintech space.

Readers – did Abhik’s story get you fired up to join our Product team? We’re hiring – check out our open roles.

The individual featured is a Galileo employee. Their personal experiences, obviously, do not take into account your own specific objectives, financial situation, and needs. Results will vary.