Alex Dervish

Sales and Revenue Consultant

Tell us a bit about your career and your journey to elina:

I spent 8 years working for, Secret Escapes and Agoda. So when the opportunity came up to work for a company who help Accommodation providers become more self-efficient and target direct business it was an opportunity I jumped at. The last 2.5 years have been the best of my career. I work for and with amazing people, whom all share a passion for helping our customers.

What do you like most about working for elina?

Our flexibility as a business is a standout for me. Both for customers and staff. It’s part of our culture.


Tell us a bit about your life outside of work...

I’m a sport fanatic! Football, Horse Racing, Golf, Boxing pretty much all sport. Apart for rugby! I spend most of my spare time studying horse racing. I’m sure that’s very boring to most people, but I love analysing the many facets of the sport.


Have you any funny career incidents that you can't get out of your head?

The first time I went to Amsterdam with for our annual party, I couldn’t quite get my head around small glasses for the beer. So I commandeered a vase from behind the bar and the barmen were happy to oblige.


What is your mantra to success?

Work hard and have a passion for what you do! I know it’s a bit of a cliché but I have never met anyone who has done well without working hard and I don’t think you can work hard unless you love what you do, at least to some degree.