CA Technologies is celebrating LGBT Pride Month by championing a few of our amazing employees from the LGBT Community.
Meet Angelo Apollos, Senior Principal, People Business Partner, who is based in New York City.
What is a People Business Partner, you may ask?
“I help the senior leadership teams of the business units I support to develop and execute the strategies, programs and initiatives aimed at attracting, developing and retaining our best people.”
Angelo began his career with CA in 2004 as an HR Generalist supporting the Australia and New Zealand-based mainframe and security software engineering business units. In 2007 he took an 18-month expatriate assignment in Hyderabad, India as the head of HR for CA’s India business. Following that role, he returned to Sydney to support several APJ business units before relocating to New York City in 2013 to take on a more globally focused role.
It was during his assignment in India that Angelo learned that CA would be there to support him not only professionally, but personally.
“With no recognition of same-sex relationships there was no viable option for my husband to accompany me to India while I was on assignment; CA went to extraordinary lengths to support my husband and I throughout the time I was on assignment in India by providing us with support and resources to help us manage the long periods of time apart. My manager and the Global Mobility team recognised the challenges and stresses that long distance relationships create and were willing and able to deviate from standard policy to provide my husband and I with a differentiated expatriate package and job flexibility to support our needs.”
Bring What You Bring
When asked what unique traits he brings to CA Technologies, Angelo said,
“I bring my ability to operate in dynamic and ambiguous situations, my curiosity about the world, my desire to lead change and my passion to help people achieve their best. I also bring my off-beat sense of humor, my love of wearing suits and ties mixed with a generous dose of ‘we can do this’ attitude and the ability to find the bright side of even the worst situations.”
Angelo also brings generous support of his colleagues.
“Having LGBT colleagues or who are parents of LGBT children reach out to seek support for some of the challenges they’re dealing with at work or at home has been hugely rewarding. Being able to leverage my life and career experiences as an out gay man to help others in our community is very humbling.”
What would Angelo say to a member of the LGBT community considering a career with CA Technologies?
“Do it! Bring what you bring! We want the best of who you are and what you can do. Don’t be afraid to let your light shine, be willing to roll up your sleeves and never forget there’s a lot of people here who want to help you be successful!”