Meet Our GameChanger, Brendel Macalino – NetSuite Consultant at Plative!
What do you do at Plative?
I am a NetSuite Consultant. That means my day-to-day consists of internal sync meetings, meetings with clients, and regular discussions with my direct teammates
I also help with Q/A work on implementations, functional consulting for clients, and NetSuite development work using workflows and SuiteScript
During the beginning of the pandemic I streamed video games – I specialized in ‘Mobile Legends’ and it was a fun way to help me earn some pocket money!
I’ve hosted some pretty big events: while in university I hosted the Microsoft Imagine Camp (among others) and I also hosted my brother’s wedding
I am the biggest Taylor Swift fan! She has a new album coming out that I am very excited about!
What’s your favorite thing to do where you currently live?
I’m currently based in a city, and during the weekends, I love to go out to clubs with my friends
We made a big push to reconnect after the pandemic restrictions eased up, which was made easy by the booming nightlife
We usually just go to chill out and listen to the DJs
Since Plative is a remote-first environment, I actually split my time living in two places, one being Metro Manila, the other is a city called Subic
Subic is a former US naval base, and it has some amazing beaches where you can watch the sunsets. I love going to visit on the weekends, and it’s only a two hour drive from the city.
What would you do if you didn’t choose your career path?
I would definitely be either a journalist or a social media manager for a company. I was the managing editor for my school publication, and would frequently enter into article writing competitions. I actually won a few! I would like to focus on writing science and tech articles.
What is your most unusual or hidden talent?
My hidden talent is that I play the ukulele. I initially gravitated towards it as I felt the guitar was too big
I play all sorts of music (mostly Taylor Swift!) and I enjoy sitting on my balcony outside to practice and enjoy nature at the same time