When I first interviewed with Invisor, I was looking to get out of corporate politics. Right off the bat, the guys at Invisor seemed like straight shooters, and like they’d cultivated a good work environment. The product Invisor offers is also leagues beyond what I had recently been pitched at banks and from a family financial advisor, so this intrigued me. From a developer’s perspective, I knew being focused on a single project would allow for more creativity and brainstorming. It’s not always about getting a micro site out the door. Instead there are constant discussions about how to make the experience better.
Programming is like art and engineering combined. It requires vivid imagination and, at the same time, following well laid out practices.
As a young twenty-something, navigating through some of my adult-firsts has been interesting. Career-building, house-shopping, figuring-out-life-ing. There's a lot to think about when you're trying to build a solid foundation for yourself, and a significant part of my new-adult efforts have been focused on saving money and building financial independence.
In my career before Invisor, I worked in a bank branch selling mutual funds to clients. Those funds would typically charge around 2%. What that meant was that on average, those funds underperformed the market by 2%. But at the time the market was doing well, and we were a reputable brand so nobody seemed to mind the cost.
Before creating Invisor, I started noticing a significant 'advice gap' in Canada.