Saturday, October 16, 2010

I'm in.

Alright, I now have a blog.  I have a blog, a facebook account, and a linkedin account.  If and when I get a Twitter account, you might as well call me Neo and jam a thick cable into the back of my head cause I will be totally hooked in.  I am going to make every effort to post regularly. 

Despite the name of the blog, I'm guessing I will blog about whatever comes to mind, but a couple of interesting dynamics going on with me right now are as follows:

  • I left a good career of 10 years in the warm, stable, reassuring bosom of a 40,000+ employee company called EMC to come to a 35-person company called Varrow.  I will likely touch on the differences and my experiences in this regard often - for a while at least.

  • Varrow is the 7th fastest-growing IT services company in the country and the 2nd fastest-growing VAR in the country.  Growth without compromising quality is the consistent theme for us and I'm guessing I will talk some about how we grow and maintain our quality, culture, etc.

  • Varrow is known for having some of the best engineers around.  I was hired to help build a world-class sales organization on par with the engineering talent at Varrow.  I'm guessing I will discuss.

  • I currently commute from VA, where I managed a sales district for EMC, to North Carolina where Varrow is based and where I used to be a sales rep for EMC.  It is a 5+ hour commute.  I leave for NC Sunday nights and come home Thursday nights.  We have been doing this for 6 months and will move down to NC early next year.  I'm guessing I will whine about this every once in a while.

Until next time - my wife is in Boston so I am flying solo with the kids.  Setting off to take the kids to Pumpkinville, then lunch, then nap, then dinner at the house with one of my old reps and his daughter.  Got the plan, now I just need to execute while avoiding any major injuries along the way.


  1. Great to meet you in person this week...and I really like the "What motivates us?" video in the sidebar....fascinating and rings true.

  2. You too bud - glad to have you on the team.