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Exiger Celebrates Diligence Above & Beyond Awards

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The Diligence Above & Beyond Awards (DABAs) celebrate employees who go “Above and Beyond” in their work on behalf of Diligence. These awards recognize individual accomplishments and contributions to both team and Diligence goals three times a year. We celebrate these individuals for embodying the spirit of Exiger’s Guiding Principles.

The Impact Award
Saif Al Shamaa, Manager, Team Lead

This award goes to the professional that had a measurable impact on our product and our company’s achievement through research excellence.

About Saif
  • I’m inspired by: Zaha Hadid, Rupaul Charles, and my father, Humam Al Shamaa
  • My go-to karaoke song is: a seventies Iraqi song “Minnak Yal Asmar” by Iraqi Armenian singer Seta Hagopian
  • I’m currently watching: Young Sheldon
  • My go-to dish to cook is: buffalo cauliflower wings
  • I’ve learned during quarantine: to enjoy every day like it is your last day
What is your biggest motivator when it comes to your job performance?

Before I start my workday, I repeat Exiger’s mantra  “We work to make this world a safer place to do business”. I am extremely fortunate and humbled to work with an amazing team of experts. I owe it to them to provide my 100% support and guidance to help them stay productive, motivated, and take care of themselves.

What have you been working on during your time at Exiger? Who have you met and what have you learned?

I have been a part of Exiger since June 2019. It has been very rewarding to collaborate with multiple units, mainly Research and Delivery, but also Quality Assurance, Training, Client Success, and Operations. I learned that we all work hard and go above and beyond to ensure that we maintain Exiger’s guiding principles: excellence, teamwork, integrity, courage, innovation, expertise and trust.

What has inspired you? And what excites you moving forward?

Being part of Exiger’s success story is a huge inspiration. I am proud to take a modest part in of one of this story’s chapters. I look forward to witnessing Exiger continue to grow and prosper. Sky is indeed the limit.

The Creativity Award
Evelyne Hantig, Manager, Client Success

This award goes to the professional that uses the freedom they have in order to create or support systems or programs which impact our products and process.

About Evelyne
  • The best advice I’ve ever recieved: “don’t let fear dominate you”
  • My favorite invention is: automobiles
  • I’m inspired by: nature
  • If I could meet anyone, it would be: Nikola Tesla
  • I’m currently reading: The Code of Intelligence by Augusto Cury
What is your biggest motivator when it comes to your job performance?

I love what I am doing. That makes me treat my work, commitments to the clients, and my beautiful team with love and respect.

What have you been working on during your time at Exiger? Who have you met and what have you learned?

I’ve been a researcher of public records and our Immigration, Citizenship and Visa (ICV) business. Then, as an ICV Client Manager, I learned how to work with the contractors and clients. I’ve also met some of our team members from the Vancouver office and ICV clients, which is a unique experience.

What has inspired you? And what excites you moving forward?

I am inspired by the role that my ICV team has in this industry. am excited to get more involved in developing the relationships with our clients.

The Improvement Award
Nathalia Ordas, Manager, Client Success

This award goes to the professional that seeks constructive solutions, maintains a positive attitude, and works toward constant upward growth.

About Nathalia
  • My go-to dish to cook is: adobo
  • The best advice I’ve ever received is: “Don’t stress. Just wing it.”
  • My favorite invention is: elevators
  • I’m currently watching: Extraordinary Attorney Woo
  • I’ve learned during quarantine: that I have a semi-green thumb that can keep indoor plants alive
What is your biggest motivator when it comes to your job performance?

The biggest motivator for me is knowing that the work I put in or contribute to has a huge impact on our clients’ businesses. This pushes me to ensure, in whatever role I’m in, that I contribute in the integrity of the research/QA process and in the content of the reports that I research, review and/or submit to the clients. This also motivates me to help others that I work with by providing support, feedback, guidance, and/or mentorship.

What have you been working on during your time at Exiger? Who have you met and what have you learned?

I joined Exiger as a research associate in September 2018. Since then, I’ve worked on various research products and have prepared reports for various clients, including those in the immigration and financial industry space. Currently, I am part of the ICV client success team that handles client engagement duties such as handling client feedback and requests; review outgoing reports to ensure their quality prior to delivery to the clients; and provide support to the research and QA team through feedback and suggestions. Along the way I have met and worked with colleagues from different office locations from whom I’ve learned various cultures, skills, and life hacks.

What has inspired you? And what excites you moving forward?

As a researcher, I’ve always been inspired in uncovering important information about our research subjects and putting these findings in reports that help our clients in their decision-making. In the role I’m currently in, what excites me is having more direct interactions with the clients, learning from my colleagues who have different cultural knowledge, skills, and experience, and having the opportunity to be a driver in building their confidence in Exiger.

The Citizenship Award
Ceris Ene, Manager, Team Lead

This award goes to the professional that is egoless in seeking to do what is best for the whole organization, putting the interests of Diligence and Exiger before an individual office or team.

About Ceris
  • My favorite invention is: the internal combustion engine
  • Best advice I’ve ever received: “Never settle for less”
  • I’m currently reading: Political Correctness Gone Mad? by Jordan B. Peterson
  • My go-to karaoke song is: “What Goes Around … Comes Around” by Justin Timberlake
  • I’ve learned during the quarantine is: nothing can replace sport and freedom of movement
What is your biggest motivator when it comes to your job performance?

My biggest motivator is the opportunity to help other Exiger members grow and develop within the company. Interacting and seeing them learn and become better at what they do, day by day, propels me forward.

What have you been working on during your time at Exiger? Who have you met and what have you learned?

At Exiger, I have been a researcher, content reviewer, trainer, team leader and jurisdiction expert. I was lucky enough to meet very experienced people, from content reviewers to directors, from whom I have learned a lot. Even though some of them are not a part of the team anymore, I will always be grateful! The most important thing that they taught me is that people work and perform best when their needs and values are respected.

What has inspired you? And what excites you moving forward?

Ever since I started working for Exiger, I have been inspired by the fact that every employee can make their voice heard! Currently, I am excited by the multiple changes and updates to our deliverables, and I have set my goals to make sure we meet the highest standards for our products.

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