Saaj Patel

Job title

Finance Rotations Analyst, Denver

My journey

I joined Liberty Global as a Finance Graduate in 2018 straight after my undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. After completing roles in Risk, Corporate Tax Strategy and Emerging Business Activation in London, I moved across to our Denver offices to explore the Finance teams based out here.

I’m passionate about pushing myself out of my comfort zone, so the opportunity to work in a technical accounting role in a completely new country was one I couldn’t turn down. Opportunities to advance my career and develop my skills are ever-present at Liberty Global, and I’m always looking to take advantage of them.

For example, I lead the rotations process for the Finance Graduate Scheme, allowing me to connect with senior stakeholders and ensure graduates have a great experience in their roles. I’m also really proud to have founded Liberty Global’s first Employee Resource Group in 2021, covering Race and Ethnicity, after partnering with our DE&I team.

Saaj outside working hours

I love to travel and aim to visit 25 of the US states before returning to the UK (or wherever my next role takes me) – I’m currently at 18 states after just 10 months! I’m also a keen sportsman, having played Cricket and Rugby at the representative level throughout my childhood – I’m looking forward to setting up a social cricket team in the Denver office this summer to teach everyone how to play. I do my best to give back, too, so I’m always keen to take up the volunteering opportunities that our Connected Communities team organizes with local charitable organizations and schools.

What is #LifeatLiberty like?

Fast, exciting and fun.

The word that best describes my team is… legendary.

You’re truly part of Liberty Global, when… agile becomes your middle name.