Change is good. In fact, change can be extremely healthy.
These words echo with me as I comb through my twitter feed and read about the new opportunities that so many people I respect are embarking on. Accepting new challenges. Doing things a bit differently. Asking honest questions about that perfect job. It is evident to me that we all seek to be healthy and change is a natural part of that search.
For the last 15 years, I have been building a professional foundation. Working in the healthcare, manufacturing, and retail industries for Fortune 500s and multi-nationals. These experiences have afforded me a strong base, both technically and personally. I have been able to build relationships around the world and share my experiences with others. It has been in that sharing that I have found the greatest satisfaction. Reflecting on those experiences, I found myself longing to do more and ready to again stretch myself.
To say that I am excited about my next role would be a gross understatement. In February, I will begin working as an SE for DataGravity. DataGravity is a startup based in Nashua, NH lead by co-founders Paula Long and John Joseph who most would recognize for their accomplishments at EqualLogic.
I have had the pleasure of working with Paula, John & the DataGravity team for the last 8 months as an alpha customer. In that time I have continually been amazed and impressed with the product and what it can offer. Particularly impressive to me have been the insights it provides to empower people I identify closely with, the IT professionals. As a team member, I now get to share in spreading the excitement of my experience first hand. I get to see the look on people's faces when they realize exactly how revolutionary this product is and the possibilities it opens.
Although I can't disclose the full details about the solution at this time, DataGravity is destined to forever change how we all think about and interact with data. If you are interested in learning more about what DataGravity is up to, I encourage you to check out the website and watch this video overview. Stay tuned.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't thank all of those who have helped me along my journey. I am blessed to have a strong foundation. I have great colleagues, friends, and family who make these types of changes a reality.
Time to Stretch. Time to Share. Time for Change. Time to get to Work.