‘From Chemistry to Cutting-Edge Technology in Finance’
By Tony Sanchez
In our latest Five Minute Interview, Tony Sanchez speaks to Satyam Maheshwari, Head of IT at Fiduciam.
Satyam completed his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Delhi University and then completed his Masters in Computer Application in India.
After working in the software industry for ten years, Satyam joined Fiduciam as Technical Lead and is now their Head of IT.
What is the best thing about being in the bridging and development finance business?
This is the first time that I have worked for a company that deals with bridging and development finance.
The pace at which the market moves is mind blowing and you have to keep up, otherwise you might be left behind.
Every day brings an opportunity to bring out the best in you.
What keeps you focused?
You see new developments in technologies and AI tools every now and then.
The eagerness to stay on top of new tech and implementing it keeps me focused.
What we are building for our clients is quite unique and needs to be updated continuously with new tech.
What qualities do you look for in your employees or colleagues?
I look for innovation and dedication.
Our job is not just to develop a software but to make both our case managers’ and underwriters’ as well as our clients’ lives easier, so all employees should be able to see the bigger picture and the effect of what we are building.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
As I have a software developer mindset, I see things how they are.
I believe setbacks or failures are there to teach us something new.
What did you want to be as a child?
As a child, I believe I was continuously living in the present so never thought of the future much at that stage, but I liked cricket a lot.
What will be the greatest challenge facing the bridging and development finance industry in the coming months?
The biggest challenge right now is the fluctuation and uncertainty of the market and increasing interest rates.
I believe we will see these higher rates for some time. But these situations create opportunities for the right people as well.
Who or what makes you laugh?
My son. He is a chatterbox.
Do you dread Monday mornings?
Not really. I usually feel that a weekend is good enough to get my energy back.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I am not perfect, but I like myself as I am. So, I would say nothing.
With whom would you most like to have dinner?
With my friends in India, as it’s been a while since I have seen them.