Employee Spotlight – Kavan Desai
When it comes to finance, Kavan Desai is always up to the challenge. As the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Billtrust, Kavan leads a team that is “one with numbers” – a team that is necessary in order to keep Billtrust running smoothly. Kavan spent a few minutes with us and shared his answers to our questions for this employee spotlight.
What is your favorite food?
Pizza. New York-style pizza to be specific. With a cold beer, preferably.
Tell us about one of your heroes.
My father. He grew up in poverty in India and worked hard to bring our family to America so we could have a better life than he did.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I really love coaching my team so they develop to their full potential.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a garbage man. Riding around and jumping on and off trucks looked cool.
What is something interesting about you that everyone at the office might not know?
I practice yoga and meditate every morning. Inner stillness helps me take on more creativity externally.
We thank Kavan for taking a few minutes out of his busy day to share himself with all of us. Kavan asked that we share the following quote which he says is his favorite description of work and play:
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.” – James A. Michener