Meet Skerdi Sino, Our Head Of Demand Generation From Albania
Today, we decided to catch up with Skerdi Sino, our new Head of Demand Generation. Skerdi comes from Albania and is passionate about people and making remote work accessible to everyone, especially young people in the Balkan region. He also has a very special secret talent, so make sure to read the whole interview to find out what it is! 🙂
Hi Skerdi! How are you doing today?
Hello Barbara, today I’m feeling very good because I’m talking to you but also because I’m happy to be presented to the fantastic Native Teams community.
How would you describe yourself in 3 sentences?
I am a very energetic, goal-driven person that likes to learn and practice new things on a daily basis. My love for communication is immense and I thrive when surrounded by people and characters (that is why I love NT). My passions are reading, debating, binge-watching mystery detective shows and whiskey. 😛
How long have you been part of Native Teams and what’s your role?
This will be my 10th month in the company and I worked as a Business Development Manager connecting international clients with our fantastic product and service. Recently I have been promoted to another role as Head of Demand Generation which will have me working alongside our fantastic marketing team on our mission to make Native Teams the word of the day.
What did you do before joining Native Teams?
My career has always been a mixture between sales and marketing. While working for several companies in Albania as a Sales Manager, I founded a Digital Marketing Agency which served more than 35 clients In the last three years. I was also part of several projects in the Expo sector and a few self-started ones in the media.
What are the biggest challenges and opportunities for Native Teams in Albania?
Native Teams in Albania has a lot of opportunities but also an abundance of challenges.
The current legislation in Albania is not perfectly regulated as the freelancers, and remote workers are not acknowledged properly and have limitations in the way they get paid.
Albania is one of those countries where most people agree to not pay contributions to the salary if they can get their salary in cash, this is because of the economic landscape we are living in right now. That said, we have a great community of freelancers and our remote workers work for big companies worldwide. The new generation of remote workers, helped by the awareness that companies like Native Teams are providing will definitely make a difference and change things for the better.
You also organized a very successful event for remote workers and digital nomads in Albania. Tell us more about it!
The Future is Remote event in Albania was a fantastic showcase of what can happen if good people get together and push towards a beautiful goal. We had the pleasure of hosting international speakers who talked about remote work in general, job opportunities and how young Albanians could become independent through this new lifestyle.
I want to thank Native Teams for always contributing to making the Balkans a better region by enabling our young people to learn more and be able to work without borders.
What are the most important things you learned since joining Native Teams?
I really learned so much about other cultures. We are a multicultural company, and there were so many things I didn’t know about other countries. I continue learning on a daily basis and have discovered the true meaning and potential of remote working, here I learned how to be a global citizen.
What does the future of work look like in your opinion?
The future of work will definitely be remote. With the advancement of technology and automation, I see people going through more creative and tech-driven career choices and embracing their chance to have a global impact.
What’s something you’re really good at that most people don’t know about?
It has to be beatboxing, at least I love to think I’m good at it. 😛
What is something you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t had the chance to yet?
Living on an island with the least technology possible, in a most primitive manner, to explore my connection with the earth and its elements.
If you could be an animal, what would you be?
I’d want to be an eagle, flying above all and seeing the world from an altitude. Also hunt snakes, because I don’t like them at all. 😛
What’s your favourite place in the world?
I don’t believe in places but in people. There are views that you cannot enjoy without the right people. So my favourite place would be where my loved ones are, wherever they are.
Thank you for your time, Skerdi! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours!