Built In Chicago | How investments in culture and people keep the Fusion Risk Management team tightly knit
By Courtney Ryan
December 27, 2018
Fusion Risk Management is built on a philosophy that teamwork and transparency is what drives success — it’s what shapes the company culture and serves as a basis for its cutting-edge software.
We spoke with three team members to learn more about what makes Fusion’s culture special and how it supports their work.
EMPLOYEES: 109 nationally, 92 locally
WHAT THEY DO: Fusion Risk Management is a provider of cloud-based software solutions for business continuity, integrated risk management, IT disaster recovery, and crisis and incident management.
WHERE THEY DO IT: Chicago, Rolling Meadows, Illinois and London
FUSION CARES: Apart from sponsoring company-wide volunteer events and fundraisers, Fusion also provides paid time-off for employees to donate their time to the community. If employees complete 12 hours of volunteer service, they receive a $150 stipend to donate to a charity of their choice.
Shuaib Ahmed, Associate Application Engineer
Shuaib builds the tools and software used by customers every day. He also works alongside the product management team to deliver features on three core product lines.
BEYOND WORK: Shuaib loves learning languages and speaks Urdu, Spanish and conversational Arabic. He’s currently learning Mandarin after visiting China earlier this year.
How does the company’s overall culture impact the development team?
We have a healthy cross-functional culture and are always developing this competency. Our team is involved with presenting to other teams, working with the delivery team to solve problems and getting input to develop the right features.
What initially drew you to Fusion?
Initially, I was looking for a company with Series C funding because I wanted to be a part of the company in the process of growing big. It’s exciting because a growing company has tons of new problems and challenges to solve and opportunities for employees to solve them. I found Fusion, and it was a great fit — we have a product that is really successful in the marketplace and our mission now is to increase our global footprint.
Tell us about your involvement in Fusion Cares. What makes this initiative special?
I’m one of the committee members of Fusion Cares. We organize different volunteer events that are well intended — our last event to pack clothes for needy kids had more than 60 volunteers. The events are decided on by our team, and Fusion pays for transportation and employee time. The company even supports employees choosing their own individual volunteer activities.