From Accountant to Startup CMO

By BrainStation April 6, 2017

Before enrolling in the full-time Web Development program, Naim worked for two years as a Staff Accountant before realizing that he needed a new challenge. “After leaving in December 2015, I co-founded a Men’s Accessory line. In this process, I learned the basics of web design and marketing and decided to explore the possibility of transitioning from the Accounting industry to the ever-popular Tech industry.”

Naim started the program as a beginner to all programming languages; yet the the most significant challenge was re-learning how to learn. “By the end of the course, Google became my best friend. I was motivated to work ahead and try additional challenges provided by Instructors. In addition, I spent time learning the fundamentals of Social Media Marketing & SEO.”

Why BrainStation? BrainStation was the perfect platform to jumpstart my career in the tech industry. Not only was the course content helpful in acquiring this position (as I have to communicate with the dev team daily), but it taught me how to be comfortable with uncertainty. The tech industry changes everyday and we have to adapt in whatever way possible to stay afloat and thrive in this market.

Where is he now? “I recently joined a Toronto startup called Fiix. Fiix has been referred to as the Uber for Auto Mechanics. It provides an online platform for car owners to get a car-specific quote for any repair service and book an appointment.

I hold the position of CMO at Fiix. I am in charge of designing and implementing marketing campaigns on multiple platforms, PR, & SEO. I also assist in Sales & Strategic Growth.

I would recommend (the program) to any friend looking for a career change or if they desire guidance on a startup idea.”

Begin Your Journey as a Web Developer. Our full-time Web Development program kicks off June 19th for 10 weeks. Give our Admissions team a call at +1 (800) 903-5159 to learn more and book a tour, or visit the website to view curriculum and Educator details, payment plans and more.

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