Hi! I´m Marc Passolas born in Girona a city 1 hour up north from Barcelona, Spain. I studied Economics in Pompeu Fabra University, and did an Erasmus in Durham University. It was while living in Durham when I discovered First Derivative. The opportunity to work in finance in London really got my attention.
Before I realised, I had graduated from university and landed in Newry, first time in Nothern Ireland. Despite the big change compared to Barcelona, I had a lot of fun and couldn´t wait to start working in a client role. Got a QA Role in LCH (LSEG) in London. After a few months learning the ins and outs of the City and the role I got promoted to a BA role in the same project.
As a BA is where I have really enjoyed myself working, the opportunity to deal with multiple clients, having this hybrid knowledge on finance and technical its the perfect fit for me. I am a Practise Team Lead as well, so I am really happy to be able to help junior members of the First Derivative team providing guidance on how can they grow within the firm and the industry.