Meet Rohit, Director of Emerging Platforms at IZEA. Rohit is the primary architect of IZEA Flex, our next-gen, comprehensive influencer marketing platform. He is also leading our expansion in India — we’re hiring! — and managing the engineering department that works on all our latest technologies. Rohit, who is based in Chandigarh, India, enjoys reading, listening to music, meditation, traveling, and spending time with his family.
How long have you been working at IZEA?
“I have been the Director, Emerging Platforms at IZEA for almost four years now, and it has been an incredible experience. During my tenure, I have strived to be an asset to the company by taking on challenging roles and responsibilities. My role has changed and evolved with the times, allowing me to gain a wide range of experience. I have been able to learn a lot and challenge my skills while also making meaningful connections with my colleagues.”
“IZEA is a great place to work, with a vibrant culture and plenty of opportunities for professional growth. It places a great emphasis on work-life balance, which is something I truly appreciate. It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I’m excited to see what the future holds here IZEA.”
What do you like most about working at IZEA?
“I enjoy working at IZEA because of the collaborative environment, autonomy and ability to try new ideas. I also appreciate the work-life balance and flexibility at IZEA. I have a great degree of control and freedom. One thing that I really like is all members of the team, regardless of background, are given the same opportunities to contribute as the rest.”
What is a typical workday like for you?
“A typical workday for me involves working on codebase updates and architecting the new features, coordinating with other team members, managing the engineering department and ensuring that we have the necessary resources and are meeting our deadlines.”
“I also participate in team meetings and contribute to product reviews. In addition, I frequently work on developing new big features or sometimes fixing bugs.”
“I also have to make sure that we are following the latest and most up-to-date engineering best practices and standards. Throughout the day, I try to use every minute wisely to hit our deadlines and deliver quality products to our clients.”
What is it like working in a different time zone than the U.S. IZEA team?
“Working across time zones can be challenging, but there are ways to make it easier. For more than 10 years, I have been working in a different timezone. It allows me to process the information on my own time and respond at my convenience. Fewer interruptions can dramatically increase my productivity.”
Can you talk about IZEA growing in India?
“IZEA can experience great growth in India, with hiring increasing and development at an all-time high. The Indian market presents a great opportunity for tech companies, with the potential to expand even further in the years to come. With the right approach, IZEA can continue its impressive growth trajectory and establish a strong presence in India. I believe that with the right team of experts, we can continue growing our business in India and beyond.”
What are you most proud of in your time at IZEA?
“I am immensely proud of all the hard work my team and I have put toward IZEA’s goals and objectives. My approach has focused on optimizing the existing processes and finding ways to use technology to create innovative solutions. Being a primary architect of BrandGraph (our proprietary social intelligence A.I platform focused on the influencer marketing space) and Flex, I have consistently strived to create a positive and lasting impact.”
“I am proud to be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking organization that values innovation and collaboration. I look forward to continuing my work with IZEA and contributing to its ongoing success.”
What do you like to do in your free time?
“In my free time, I like to explore my spiritual side. I find it important to take a step back and reflect on myself. Music and books are an integral part of my life, and they help me unwind. I enjoy traveling and exploring different places, discovering new cultures and cuisines. That always brings me joy and helps me learn something new each time.”
I love spending time with my family; it helps me to stay connected with them. Apart from these, I like to explore spiritual practices like meditation and mindfulness, which helps me stay grounded and relaxed in times of stress.
“I am a very spiritual person who believes in the power of optimism. This outlook on life has enabled me to remain positive, even during difficult times. Music is something that I strongly connect to and it provides me with solace when needed. All in all, I feel very fortunate for the opportunities that have been presented to me and am looking forward to what the future holds for me.”
This interview has been edited for clarity and length.
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Marette Flora is IZEA’s Content Manager. She writes and edits content about influencer marketing and all the latest #TeamIZEA happenings. When she is not at work, she can be found writing her personal blog, crafting personalized gifts or exploring Chicago where she lives with her husband, two daughters, dog and plants.