Employee Spotlights

Getting to know Persefoni: Meet Faisal Khan

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April 14, 2023
October 9, 2022
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Faisal standing in the snow looking off into the distance at a mountain range
Faisal Khan / Persefoni

1. And you may ask yourself, "Well... how did I get here?" (Tell us your journey?)

Post graduation from college, I joined a technology consulting firm called Accenture as part of their Cloud Transformation and Migration practice. I chose Accenture as my first big boy job because of the various opportunities to learn different things, especially in the cloud, as it was (and still is) a hot career area. The ability to learn, grow, and have a fulfilling work purpose is essential for me and where I want my career to go.

I worked with several clients to either create a new process or optimize an existing one to deliver successful project results. Along the way, my consulting experience got me thinking of the learning potential of starting a business, building processes from the ground up, and working with a mission with which I could personally align. I eventually came across Persefoni as I shared job postings with a friend looking for work. I then decided to leap on a journey with Persefoni to save our planet with software!

2. And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile. (What do you do at Persefoni?)

I am the Manager of IT & Security at Persefoni - my role encompasses leading our internal technology operations and the information security and compliance initiatives for our platform and organization. My days are spent as a steward of application management and security for the Persefoni organization and supporting our Engineering and Product teams with security and compliance best practices of the Persefoni platform.

3. And you may ask yourself, "Where does that highway go to?" (What are your hopes for your time at Persefoni?)

To help build a technologically secure and efficient platform and organization that helps other companies effectively manage and report on their emissions footprint. Unfortunately, the workforce isn't large enough to make everyone a climate expert. Thus the answer has to be software that provides these climate insights and capabilities; this software as a service model is what Persefoni offers.

4. And you may say to yourself, "My God! What have I done?" (Why is Persefoni a great home for you?)

It is fulfilling to work for an organization that has a cause focused on mitigating climate change and saving the earth. Climate change is a significant threat to the planet, with examples of impacts spanning from wildfires and hurricanes to glaciers melting in the north. The time to act is now, and Persefoni allows me to fulfill this with my everyday work.

5. And you may find yourself in another part of the world... (Tell us about your life/hobbies away from work?)

My top hobby is traveling around the world with my wife and friends at least a few times a year. I also like vintage game card collecting, playing video games on playstation, and anything Harry Potter. Separately, I love animals, especially cats and dogs, and will take any opportunity to play with them, including spontaneous trips to friends' houses or animal shelters.

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“Once in a Lifetime" is a series of articles designed to help our customers and partners learn more about Persefoni's truly passionate team. We're not just building award-winning software ... together, we're helping to decarbonize our planet.