I'm Markus and I joined Fanbytes in February, 2022. I am based in Helsinki, Finland but I have travelled and lived abroad for over 10 years before returning back to Finland in 2019. I have done my bachelor's degree at London South Bank University (London, UK) in International Politics and my masters degree in international relations at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). Since my graduation I have worked in Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) and in different influencer marketing platform for the past 3 years.
In my current role at Fanbytes, I am responsible to generating new business leads, outreaching to relevant prospects and responding to inbound leads to finally closing deals. I am also responsible of presenting our proposals and negotiating deals with clients.
Outside of work I enjoy to travel and see the world, go to the gym. I also have 2 dogs so daily walks are part of everyday routine. I also have a summer cottage at the Finnish countryside (lakeside town called Kuopio, around 400 km from Helsinki) and taking care of that is a never ending job so I spend some time there as well, especially during the summer.
My favourite influencer changes time-to-time. Recently I have been following quite a lot of foreigners who have moved to Finland and they film their everyday life as an expat here. As for someone who has lived in many countries, I know how difficult it is to make friends in a foreign country, so I tend to outreach to these people and ask if there's anything they need help with while settling in to Finland. So in that aspect I am currently obsessed with Dave Cad, a British expat living in Helsinki:
As an advice for someone applying for Fanbytes, I'd say do it! Our team is so supportive and always there to help. For me, as I come from a SaaS background, it was first a bit scary to even to apply for a role that is at an agency as I didn't have that background in sales, but my team has been so supportive and amazing with everything and I learn more everyday, which has made me a lot more confident in everyday tasks and in meetings.