Every month, BFM recognizes an all-star team member as its “BFMer of the Month.” We’re excited to recognize our , Head of Development, João Silva as our June recipient!

We sat down with João to discuss his journey in the Digital Marketing industry, as well as his role here at Blue Fountain Media. Check out of the full interview, below!

 

What has been your proudest moment at Blue Fountain Media? 

  • Every moment I get to spend working together with the BFM team to help pursue our client’s project needs is a moment I take pride in. 

 

If you could switch jobs with another BFMer, what role would you choose? 

  • I would most likely move into the UX/UI team. As a developer, I’ve always enjoyed architecting solutions that would ease the user experience. 

 

What drew you to Blue Fountain Media originally? And how has Blue Fountain Media changed since? 

  • The possibility to work with a large scale Digital Agency that had so many great clients. Blue Fountain Media has grown and evolved over the years, moving into a different space, renewing itself and its process. It’s hard to pinpoint one thing, as we’ve changed so much, but definitely the capability for immediate growth has been the most compelling transformation, as it allows us to scale to accommodate for larger projects or clients. 

 

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received? 

  • That every team member is valuable and should always be considered in every decision that needs to be made. 

 

How do you describe what you do for a living to family and friends? 

  •  I tend to explain that I manage a team of developers on a global scale, helping clients pursue their business goals by developing experiences. If I’m really pressed for a simpler answer, though, I always default to “I make internet pages”. 

 

What’s your favorite catch phrase or quote? 

  • Vince Lombardi’s “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand”. 

 

What’s your most interesting/embarrassing office story? 

  • It would definitely be my first day at the office in New York. After a weekend of traveling and preparing to walk through the door and meet everyone I had been working with for the past 6 months, I ended up being sent back to the place I was staying at for the next couple days, as there was a snow storm hitting the city, which cut my already short one-week visit into a 3 day visit. Talk about bad luck!