Meet Marcos, FXStreet’s Sales Executive

After talking with members of the Marketing, Content and Overseas teams, it’s time to interview one of the guys of our Sales department! Marcos is an Argentinian guy with a positive attitude who always makes us laugh with jokes. He’s Product Account Manager of our Sale’s department since April 2015, developing business relations and new clients for FXStreet’s B2B products.  Marcos explains us how working at FXStreet is for him and why he decided to move to Barcelona.

Marcos at work

MarcosHow does a day in the life of a Sales guy at FXStreet look?

Well, I arrive at 8 am at the office. I consider it is the best time to start my day since the office is quiet at that time. So I can set the most important tasks to do and make a list of leads/clients that I should contact within the day. 

It means you wake up quite early… are you a coffee addict who absolutely needs a cup of coffee to get ready for work? We have some of these in the office 😉

I am not such a fan of coffee, but I have to say that I think it is important to finish my “waking up” process!

What are the products you sell and to what type of clients?

FXStreet provides a suite of white label products (Economic calendar, newsfeed, etc). I sell these products to brokers and financial websites so they can integrate them in their websites, platforms and apps.

What do you like best about your job?

Closing a deal, defo. Haha! Actually, working with great colleagues makes the job great for sure.

What do you like least about your job?

Losing clients haha, sorry for my monotonous answers. Since it’s a sales position, managing the frustration I think is one of the challenges I have to face every day, so I think that is the thing that I like least.

Any weird habit you have when working?

Mmm, I can not think of any weird habit right now, I am quite standard concerning my behaviors at work in fact. Well, I am extremely cautious saving my “important” files everywhere (Google drive, email, etc) and making security copies. In case I have any technical issue with my computer, I will have access to my files anyway.

We almost all put our headphones on when working here at the office. What do do you usually listen to?

I put my headset on all day long, but mainly to call leads and clients, it is a practical device for me. Anyways, sometimes I need to do some research tasks, and I like listening to indie music bands like Beirut, Bon Iver, Cocorosie, etc. It helps me to keep concentrated. If I have to choose one song, it could be Payne’s Bay – Beirut.


Animated gifs are often used in internal emails among collaborators at FXStreet… Is there a gif you’de like to share with us?

Sorry, I am not an animated Gifs guy! I like them a lot but I do not even know where I can find them haha. Actually, some of my colleagues are experts of these matters.

Recently you travelled to Cyprus for a B2B Expo.  How was the experience? What did you enjoy most about it?

It was great, we spent the whole week in Cyprus with Sergi and Felipe, my colleagues from the Marketing Department, being at the FXStreet booth and meeting some current and potential clients. In terms of professional matters, I think getting to know some clients/prospects in person was great. I speak to them over the phone but I had never met them before Cyprus. Additionally, spending time with my colleagues, walking around the city and enjoying good food was wonderful too!

If you were not a sales executive, what would you like to do for a living?

Maybe a job which does not exist I guess. For instance, people who would pay me for travelling with them… That would be a great mix, travelling and getting paid!

Marcos in his personal life

You are from Argentina as we can see you proudly show on the picture above. If I may ask, why did you come to Barcelona and when?

Well, I am not such a romantic person, but “love” is the correct answer. I used to live in Sydney when I met my girlfriend. After dating for a couple of months, she had to leave the country so we decided to do it together. She is Italian, so Italy could have been a great choice, but I do not speak Italian. We chose Barcelona as our city to live and to start from scratch.  We are still together, it was a good decision I gues 🙂

What do you typically do when you finish your working day?

When my knee was fine, I used to play football and paddle a lot. I like practising sports, and spending time with friends. Nevertheless, right now, I just can rest up, because I broke my anterior cruciate ligament, and I was operated a few days ago. I will take advantage of this time to improve my Italian, taking into account that I won’t be able to do sports until next year.

You said you like to play football. Do you practice football with a team?

My friends and I have a team which is called “Testigos de Bilardo”.  Bilardo is an Argentinian coach who used to make his players do everything in order to win a match. That’s our philosophy 😉 You can be a fan of us, we are looking for supporters!

As a Buenos Aires guy, do you support Boca Juniors or River Plate?

River Plate, of course! Last year was great for us but 2016 has been terrible. In Spain, I am a supporter of Atletico de Madrid, as their supporters reminds me the Argentinians tribune’s vibe.

What do you think of Leo Messi, Argentinian player of the Barcelona Football Club?

He is the best of this era, but the best of all times is the greatest Diego Armando Maradona, without discussion.

What are your favorite websites? Do not say FXStreet 😉

Sports websites, like or from Argentina and some newspapers as well like or In addition, some travel search sites are great as well (Skyscanner, Edreams, etc). Visiting them means that I am travelling soon.

What is the last movie you’ve seen? Would you recommend it?

Actually, I have not watched many movies lately, as I am watching a tv show called The Black List, and I cannot stop. I recommend it if you fancy thriller genre, guns and explosions.

What are your summer holiday plans?

Unfortunately, no travelling plans. I have to recover from my knee surgery, so I will be doing physiotherapy every single day for the next 2 or 3 months. I will postpone my holiday until autumn. However, I will enjoy the summer time in Barcelona… not bad 🙂

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