SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rob Castaneda, Founder and CEO of ServiceRocket, a leader in software adoption, was recently honored with the prestigious University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Award For Excellence and the UTS Chancellor's Award for Excellence at the 2017 UTS Alumni Awards. UTS is a dynamic, leading technology university situated in Australia's global city of Sydney.
UTS Chancellor Catherine Livingstone AO praised Castaneda for his outstanding achievements and success of his company ServiceRocket, as well as for his commitment to mentoring young entrepreneurs, UTS students in Sydney, and ServiceRocket employees around the world. As the recipient of the UTS Chancellor's Award, Castaneda is now a member of the UTS Luminaries, a cohort of outstanding alumni who are closely engaged and passionate advocates for the university.
"Rob's work is incredibly inspiring, and an embodiment of our values at UTS. His remarkable career is one that exemplifies adaptability to the changing world of employment and an ongoing commitment to leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship," said the Chancellor.
Since its inception in 2001, ServiceRocket has built a reputation for helping people do more with software. Now employing more than 250 people in offices around the world, including Sydney, Palo Alto, Kuala Lumpur and Santiago, ServiceRocket is trusted by thousands of enterprises, helping them get the most out of their software and transforming the way they do business.
At the UTS Alumni Awards gala, Castaneda thanked his mentors within the Faculty of Engineering and IT, including former Industry Liaison Manager Des Saunders and Research Associate Dr George Feuerlicht, for helping him during and after his studies at UTS. Since graduating, Castaneda has regularly supported mentorship and scholarship programs for UTS students and even taught alongside his mentors.
Castaneda also credited his parents, immigrants from Malta and El Salvador, for supporting his dreams, recalling the fateful day they met at Toongabie station 46 years ago, paving the way for him to take the train from that very station and attend classes at UTS.
“What I try to encourage in everyone is an interest in making a difference because there’s so much disparity in the world. The more we learn about other people, empathize with them and look for ways to help, the better our communities become,” said Castaneda. Watch the video of Rob’s UTS Awards acceptance speech.
Headquartered in Palo Alto with offices in Australia, Malaysia, Chile and the United States, ServiceRocket helps organizations get the most out of their software. ServiceRocket does this through apps, implementation services and training. Ready to make an impact? Launch your career at ServiceRocket. We’re hiring in Sydney!