Earlier this year, Harris and Howard hired our new Office Manager: Larisa Logofatu. We wanted to take a moment to introduce her and highlight all of the hard work she does for us behind the scenes.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Well, I am originally from Romania. After I finished university, I moved to Spain, where I lived 8 years with my family and on my own. While in Spain, I started my career working for a jewelry company, and I completed my studies with an MBA specialized in International Business. Being in touch with students from different countries opened my appetite for traveling, and after I finished my Master's degree, I decided to move out from my comfort zone and make a change in my life. From there, I moved to the United Arab Emirates, a fascinating country, full of contrast.
In 2015, I moved to Dubai and worked as an Office Manager for a British company. After my contract finished, I decided to go to England. I have now been living in England almost one year and a half, and I have been working with Harris and Howard since June 2017.
What are your responsibilities at Harris and Howard?
I am the Office Manager for Harris and Howard and in addition to all admin tasks, I am also developing an internal application. When Carl proposed the idea to me, I thought I would not able to do it because I am not an IT person or App Developer. It was a big challenge for me, but being organized and perseverant, I knew I could do it.
The application is customised to our own standards and made to run smoothly for our visiting tailors. This will help us coordinate better, receive and gather information, and manipulate our data to improve the overall experience for our customers.
What is your favorite thing about working for Harris and Howard?
That I have the freedom to develop my own ideas.
What are some of your hobbies and interests outside of work?
I love traveling and discovering new places, trying different foods and meeting people. I like visiting museums, especially art museums. I enjoy painting and drawing in my free time. Also, I do sports: running, cycling, tennis, Spanish paddle tennis, and hiking.
What is your favorite quote?
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new". - Socrates.
Thank you, Larisa, for all that you do for us!