Today in our meet-and-greet series, we’re talking to Stanislava Bilney, Mesmerise’s Head of Business Improvement. Read on to learn more about Stani, find out about her 2023 priorities, and peek into her personal interests.

What’s your focus for 2023?

I’ve been with Mesmerise since October 2022, and I’m loving it so far. It’s been great getting to know all the different teams and learning about key objectives and goals for the year. My key focus for 2023 is to establish a high-performing operations area, as well as improve the shared services function that supports all parts of our organization. I also have oversight of our IT function, and I’m in the process of taking responsibility for legal support as well as supporting HR and finance—so there’s a big challenge ahead!

What makes Mesmerise a special place to work?

As a business, we want to navigate our way through change while building teams that collaborate well and deliver great outcomes for both us and our customers. We have such wonderful talent at this company, and massive potential to be a real major player in immersive technologies, so I’m looking forward to seeing how our business progresses this year.

Everyone I meet and talk to is a real expert in their field—and more importantly, a really passionate person who wants to succeed. I’m a big believer in helping others achieve, and I’m really proud of the fact that in every role so far in my career, I’ve been able to support talented people through their development so they can progress into their next roles or embark on exciting new adventures.

Tell us more about you.

In my personal life, I’m a bit of a petrolhead. If I could meet anyone living or dead, I would absolutely love to have met Ayrton Senna (to understand how he nurtured his huge potential and talent) and Toto Wolff (for his excellent leadership skills and ability to keep cool under pressure). I also have a beautiful dog called Monty, and he is so chilled—he’s mostly belly-up, fast asleep for 20 hours every day. He keeps me warm and happy!

I’m so pleased to have joined such an amazing team at Mesmerise, and I’m looking forward to the future.