Welcome to our MyVestor Spotlight series, where we highlight what makes MyVest so special – our people!
Paul Dsa, Senior Director of Engineering at MyVest manages the Advisor and MyVest East teams. He has been with MyVest since 2010 and says, “MyVest leadership has the philosophy to invest in individuals who work here and are committed to the idea that when we grow as individuals, the company grows too. I’ve personally experienced that through my journey at the company and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to do that for others.”
What has been your career path? What brought you to MyVest?
I have been at MyVest for 12 out of my 16 years of working which means the bulk of my career trajectory has been at MyVest. After getting my Masters in computer science, I started working as a software engineer for a company in Orange County, California. I continued the engineering path when coming to MyVest. Around 4 years into my tenure at MyVest, I started exploring a move toward management and officially switched to a managerial role around the 6 1/2 year mark.
What do you like most about working at MyVest?
Opportunity is probably the thing I like most about MyVest. Through my journey at MyVest I’ve learned that if you’re willing to put hard work in, the company supports you every step of the way.
What is your biggest professional achievement to date?
Above all my biggest achievement professionally is building and working with the team I have around me. They make my job easier and a lot of fun. Together we are able to create and deliver some really amazing features. Advisor Hub is high up on my list of deliverables. When Advisor Hub went out as an officially released item, it transitioned from something that was conceptual to being officially in our offering. As it started gaining client adoption, it was a very special feeling.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The best piece of advice is a book recommended to me by a manager of mine called, Self Promotion for Introverts. In addition to teaching me that I’m not truly an introvert, the lessons I learned from that book still continue to help me identify things I can do to continue to grow.
What would you do if you weren’t doing this?
If I wasn’t doing what I currently do, I think I would still be doing something related to helping people.
What do you like to do for fun?
Sports influences a lot of my thinking, so I spend a lot of time involved in sports-associated activities. I generally prefer the “watching” ones over the “participating” ones. I also have 3-year-old twins. When I’m not working on indoctrinating them to support the same teams that I follow, I love spending time with them trying to soak in every second I have while they think I’m the greatest person in the world (after their mother).