Q&A with Martin Halmarick – Managing Partner at Ecleva
We have a chat with Martin Halmarick, managing partner at ECLEVA.
- Where are you based?
- Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Sydney but spent a year in Mendoza Argentina as an exchange student which was an awesome experience.
- Where did you attend Uni?
Macquarie Uni, Bachelor of Science, University of New England, Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Management
- What does your role involve?
As an owner of a business you need to set direction and empower staff to deliver on your vision.
- Tell us about a typical day
A typical day involves working with our team to deliver innovative solutions to our clients and managing the exciting challenges along the way.
- What do you do outside work?
Spend time with family and friends enjoying life. I volunteer at my two sons’ rugby club, refereeing and coaching my eldest sons under 10 team. I a firm believer that the more you put into things the more you get out of it. We also like to spend time at the beach in summer and you can often find me bowling medium pacers on the mid north coast of NSW beaches.
- Most interesting job you’ve had in your life and why?
Managing a small business because it’s always challenging and exciting. The feeling of starting with nothing but an idea and building something of value for my business partners, staff and customers is very rewarding. I’m inspired by people who are willing to take calculated rewards and the dedication to see it through to the end.
- How do you get to work?
Drive my car.
- What’s it like in the office?
We pride ourselves on creating a culture where everyone feels confident to speak their mind and embrace innovation. A common theme is respect, I’m a firm believer in providing an environment where the best versions of people can thrive. Our key values are, Enterprising, Collaborative, Engaged and Integrity and through this environment we can produce innovative ideas, simply delivered. I feel that this is more than a catch phrase for us.
- What motivates you?
I have a strong sense of responsibility to my family, staff and customers and when I start something and provide promises I am focused on making it a reality. I don’t like being a ‘me too’ person or company, I am driven to be innovative and clever and to explore how technology can be used to improve people’s lives, that gets me up each day and excited.
- What’s one of the favourite songs you’ve listened to lately and why?
Boston – More than a Feeling – I know, not very rock like but it’s a cool tune to belt out in the car as you are driving along.