In the spotlight with Rahul Mani, ThoughtSpot’s Selfless Excellence champion

This is part of our ongoing spotlight series which highlights ThougthSpot’s quarterly Selfless Excellence champion.

ThoughtSpot's culture is rooted in our core value of Selfless Excellence. This means we consider our teammates, customers, and society at large ahead of our own personal wins without the distraction of office politics. Our common ground ensures that we are moving together with intention and integrity in everything we do—when we run the business, plan our go-to-market strategy, and interact with one another on a day-to-day basis.

Each quarter, we recognize an employee who embodies the values of Selfless Excellence: hard work and integrity; solving meaningful problems; and caring about colleagues, partners, and customers. A panel of peer judges from across the company evaluates the nominations and selects the winner. 

This quarter, our winner is Rahul Mani, Principal Software Engineer at ThoughtSpot. Read all about what this win means to him:

Congratulations! How does it feel to be named the Selfless Excellence champion?

I feel extremely humbled by the recognition and very grateful for the opportunity that I have within ThoughtSpot. Just being nominated is unbelievable, however to be awarded the Selfless Excellence Champion is really fantastic as this is peer recognition from across the organization. 

Tell us a bit about your journey at ThoughtSpot. How long have you been with ThoughtSpot and what drew you to the company in the first place? 

I’ve been in ThoughtSpot for three years now and have been working on ThoughtSpot Cloud. I was drawn to ThoughtSpot when we just started the SaaS journey. I loved the challenge of offering SaaS at a much lower cost and playing a role in this transformation in the business. Ensuring we have an architecture where the sky's the limit, supporting multi-cloud, and solving the various challenges in running ThoughtSpot Cloud in a highly efficient manner is highly rewarding and a huge learning experience.

How has Selfless Excellence played a key role in helping you succeed at ThoughtSpot?

Selfless Excellence really means putting our teammates, customers, and partners ahead of oneself. I have always tried to keep it simple for the customer or another team to achieve what they want. This has enabled me to create solutions from an adoption perspective, and it could be as simple as reducing the number of clicks for configuring something in the system.  

How can we nurture a consistent culture of Selfless Excellence with our colleagues, partners, customers, and community?

Thoughtspot has Selfless Excellence at its core and a lot of people practice it every day. Let’s all play our part in ensuring we take a few minutes to acknowledge and recognize them. 

Do you have any advice for fellow Spotters on how to become a Selfless Excellence champion?

Keep thinking about the customer and how easy it should be for them to use or enable new features on ThoughtSpot. Also, lookout for your team members. Ultimately, we always achieve better things as a team.

Learn more about the culture at ThoughtSpot.