Dariush Yazdanpanah

What attracted you to Flybits?
I was attracted to Flybits because of its strong roots in cutting edge R&D and its reputation for innovation and excellence within Canada. It was an extremely appealing opportunity to be able to play a role in supporting the company in its global expansion.

I had the fortune of interning with Flybits and visiting our Toronto office a few months before I joined and this made my decision to join a no-brainer.

From afar, I could see that this was a company with an excellent product, enormous potential and unique individuals.

Moreover, the fast-paced environment, the opportunity to collaborate with some of the largest financial institutions in the world and Flybits’ commitment to innovation is something that resonated quite strongly with me.

At the time I joined our European office 18 months ago, we were a startup within a scale up. It has been an exhilarating journey and one in which I am excited to continue.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Flybits?
I start the day with knowing that plenty of surprises await.

What’s a trip that changed you, and why?
My four years in America had a profound impact on me.

It was an absolute rollercoaster of a ride with plenty of intense highs and lows. I was faced with many obstacles that I had never experienced before and I really had to transform how I approached nearly all aspects of my life. On reflection, it was a period of sustained growth and development both as a student and as an individual.

What is your absolute dream job?
Figuring it out.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
1) Be impervious to others negative perceptions and actions
2) Do not pigeonhole your potential