Life at Liberis with Max Mckinnon-Evans
Max Mckinnon-Evans shares what Life at Liberis is like in his role as Business Operations Executive.Return to blog posts
What’s your name and what do you do at Liberis?
My name is Max Mckinnon-Evans and I work as a Business Operations Executive.
What makes you proud to work here?
There are lots of reasons to be proud to work here, but I think the one that stands out to me is the people. Liberis has such a range of wildly talented people who put such effort into what they do. It makes the delivery of a project, the launch of a new partner, and the day to day very rewarding knowing how much effort has been poured into work by your colleagues. The culture is supportive, inclusive, and great to be a part of.
What are your stand-out memories of working at Liberis so far?
I have many great memories from the last couple of years but one that stick in my mind would be meeting such a great group of people from different walks of life, the chances I have had to develop professionally, the growth in my personal confidence since working here and the opportunities to own workstreams of my own.
Since working here, what ways have you developed – personally and/or professionally?
I graduated from university during the pandemic and joined Liberis at the tail end of covid restrictions, so all my experience in a full-time role have been here. Initially, I joined Liberis in a customer facing role, and after expressing an interest in business operations I was able to move internally thanks to the support of my manager and the career development framework. In a short space of time, I have been able to work on an incredibly broad range of topics. From supporting our merchants on the ground in my initial role, to working on process improvement, new partner onboarding, and geo expansion in my current one. Liberis has offered me opportunities and allowed me to develop skills which will be invaluable to the rest of my career.
What makes Liberis different from anywhere else you’ve worked?
Since I haven’t really worked in an environment akin to Liberis before, my comparison point here will have to be based on conversations I have with friends of a similar age, and how our experiences starting out in a career vary. A couple of stand out differences I can think of are the opportunities we have at Liberis to own and peruse our personal development. There are numerous chances to get stuck into different work streams and learn new skills, and lots of people willing to support that. A second would be the transparency of our leadership team, who constantly keep us up to date on our mission, goals, what we are doing well, and what we aren’t.
What do you look forward to most in Liberis’ future?
I am looking forward to seeing what we decide to tackle next! The sector Liberis operates in is so dynamic that we often must pivot quickly and respond to the latest industry trends. It makes working here exciting and fast paced, so I am looking forward to seeing what challenges come my way over the next few months and what I can learn from working on them.