I Am The Bridge Maker

Hey Pascal here!

You are reading this because you want to know more about me. Am I the best candidate for this opportunity?

Here is the deal. Let me help you to do the hard work. I guarantee that you will have a clear answer at the end of this essay or else I'm paying for the next coffee round.

If you missed it, please read this little story of mine.

If you would ask me what I do for a living during a dinner at a common friend's place, I would tell you that I consider myself as The Bridge Maker. Most people have no idea what is the role of a Business Analyst. In short, I ensure to capture all business requirements while communicating system requirements to vendors who are coding the applications.

From these current and past experiences, I do realize what’s going on in organizations and more specifically, what they are looking for. In the tech and the IT field specifically, the conventional skills between disciplines are slowly fading. The set of soft and hard skills necessary to succeed are broader than ever before.

If you expect this from an A player

I have a powerful combination of skills that make me incredibly valuable. For example, I navigate quickly in the evolving and shifting technological landscapes. I'm the typical early adopter and I wish you valued this kind of personality.

As a Business Analyst, I speak the design lingo, I mockup design on the fly in Keynote and I know the difference between UI and UX. More important, I know how powerful they are.

It's easy for me to switch between the business requirements and the engineer's realities because I know both realities and speak both languages. I can make sense of the infrastructure, functions and databases.

I'm an avid writer. Please check it at http://pascalandy.com/blog/. In fact, I post regularly on this very blog. One of the greatest qualities I have over my counterparts, is the way I use a narrative by telling stories to involve my audience.

The learning machine

Like most Business Analyst, I have an insatiable appetite to learn new ideas, best practices, ways to be more productive. I'm genuinely curious about the world. I like to know how it works, and I want to make my mark on it. I can’t put blinders on once I land a project. I must stay up on developments in my industry and other fields like psychology, management, marketing and start-up accelerators. This is because I know that innovation is found at the boundaries of many disciplines, not by narrowly focusing in one sphere.

In 20 years, I have worked in many fields - telecom, start-ups, military, retail, administration and entertainment. You can take a look at my LinkedIn profile for my detailed pedigree. I contributed as a consultant, employee and CEO. I recruited partners for various ventures and I hired freelancers to work on my projects.

tl;dr (too long; didn't read)

What you can expect from me:
  • Labelled me as The Bridge Maker
  • Insatiable learning interest
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Great communication skills
  • Early adopter (therefore, I stay up to date)
What I do expect from you:
  • Put me in the driver's seat
  • Present me with challenges (I'm not looking for a job)
  • A clear vision to believe in
  • Continuous feedback (start, stop, continue to do)
  • Reward great work (because I'm a human and I love treats)

This leaves us to one simple question: Do you trust me? Do you believe that I, Pascal, can ship and deliver my promise? If your heart is telling you I can, please let me know and reach me soon. Contact me here

Pascal Nguyen Deschênes