Mindaugas Rakauskas

Mindaugas Rakauskas

Your hardest day at Sorainen? The last one. I had to leave a team of very nice people.
Alumni interview (16 September 2016)
   
2013-present Sales and Marketing Director at Plasta
2011-2013 Sorainen, Head of Business Development & Marketing
   

 

Message to ex-colleagues

I remain loyal – I wish you good sales! Determination to change and maintain the status of the most progressive law firm.

What has happened in your life since you left Sorainen?

I have immersed myself in production, venturing into a new and unknown area. I also did this before joining the law firm. I do not want to remember the first year in my current position. It was extremely difficult. I kept telling myself: “What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.” :)

What do you value most in people?

It changes over time. Honesty with myself and with others is the most important now. Four years ago, I would have said “positive energy and drive”. It is still very important to me, but no longer No. 1.

What is your biggest goal in your current position?

I could use figures here. At the start, I had a number of classic production problems, and now it is luxury that causes them :) The production has been tuned up, the customers have been segmented, and the number of orders we get exceeds our production capacity. It took us four years to achieve this.

Your hardest day at Sorainen?

The last one. I had to leave a team of very nice people.

Name a good book to read.

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
It is a good book of expertise, not a purely historical encyclopaedia. This book can help take a very rational approach to tricky situations.

What makes you happy?

Three things:
Time spent with my family.            
Self-expression and achievement of results at work.

Time just for myself – running and listening to audio books. War and Peace by Tolstoy has encouraged me to listen to audio books.

When did you last want to come back to Sorainen?

Throughout the first year after leaving, I asked myself, what have I done? And last time I met Tomas Kontautas two months ago, I thought I would love to party with them all.

What was your greatest achievement at Sorainen?

At the beginning, the word “sales” caused stress. I hope that by the time I left, this word had become more pleasant to hear.

How do you keep in touch with Sorainen?

Alumni meetings and Vilnius Marathon.

Would you be Sorainen’s client?

We are! :) I am a Sorainen ambassador and keep telling everyone that Sorainen is the most progressive law firm in the Baltics!

Some wishes to former colleagues!

I remain loyal – I wish you good sales! Determination to change and maintain the status of the most progressive law firm.

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