Employee Spotlight: Mugdha Deshpande

Posted April 1, 2016by Ben Barker

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Each week, Continuum spotlights an employee who has gone above and beyond. The spotlight is more than just recognition of the hard work being done at Continuum, but a look into the person behind that work. We find out what our employees do for fun, what their favorite movies are, what their passions are and much more. We also ask them about their experiences working at Continuum and what they like most about their job. Check back each week to find out who made the Employee Spotlight.

This week, Mugdha Deshpande is being featured!

 

Mugdha is a Senior Manager - Engineering, at Continuum. Let's get to know Mugdha a little better...

 

Mugdha at Continuum

How long have you been working for Continuum? "I have been with Continuum for two years, since October, 2013."

How did you hear about Continuum in the first place? "Through a Recruiter."

What is your favorite thing about working for Continuum? "I love my Team – Engineering! There is so much to learn and adapt to every day with the transformations in all fronts coming up! Agile Adoption, Platform Transformation, Automation, Innovation… Glad to see all these coming through and I enjoy being part of driving this change!

What is your best memory as a Continuum employee? "Two best memories among a lot of good ones – Successfully rolling out IHD as a product to HD technicians replacing the legacy CAPPS application! Proudly accepting the award from John Mandel in the All Hands – “For Stepping-up and Displaying Situational Leadership when Most Needed." Good learning experience for me stepping in the shoes of VP of Engineering for the interim.

What is one skill that you have acquired since starting with Continuum? "The ability to manage 6-7 scrum teams transforming to an Agile environment."

Do you have any fun/funny stories that involve any of your co-workers? "Sumo wrestling at a team build event where two of the team members instead of wrestling kept smiling for the photos!"

What do you look for in a good company? "Great people to work with whom you can learn from."

Would you recommend applying at Continuum to a friend? "Yes, Definitely!"

 

More about Mugdha

What is an interesting fact about yourself? "I had been in the USA (Atlanta, GA) for 10 years, pursued MS and MBA in Information Systems. I own a house in FL, Panama City Beach – a beach condo. I decided to move back to India in 2013 and have been working at Continuum Mumbai office since the move!"

What is your favorite movie? "English: Apollo 13, The Illusionist - Hindi: Jab We Met, Bahuballi."

What is your favorite TV show? "English: Friends - Marathi: Eka Lagna Chi Doosari Goshta

What do you like to do for fun? "Dancing and playing wacky games with my daughters (9 yr and 6 yr old)."

What is your hidden talent? "I can cook varieties of fried rice delicacies with vegetables."

What is your favorite animal? "Turtle. I used to own a Srilankan Turtle once."

What kind of music do you like to listen to? "Romantic Melodies. I like instrumental tunes by Yanni too."

Do you play any instrument? "I used to play piano, it’s been a while that I have played it now."

Do you follow/play any sports? If so, which teams/sports? "Cricket is my favorite, cheering Team India."

If you could travel anywhere on earth to vacation, where would you go? "Hawaiian Islands – Beautiful Hana Highway, Maui."

What is your go-to karaoke song? "Hindi Song - Mein Tenu Samzhawan ki"

If you could have any super power, what would it be? "The ability to instantly grow more trees around us – specifically Banyan, Peepal trees, need lot of greenery for ourselves and future generations. Mumbai being a metro city there is not enough room for trees and is exposed to tons of pollution. The only solution is to have more greenery around us."

 

Be sure to check back on our Company News Blog for upcoming Employee Spotlights!

 

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Ben is a member of Continuum's marketing team. He specializes in blog content as well as video production. Ben is a graduate of Emerson College and a huge Boston sports fan.


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