I have been with Tec-Pros aka Technician Professionals for the last 3 years, and it has been a wonderful experience. The friends I have made in the industry; vendors, co-workers, partners and customers have been amazing. But as all good things shall come to an end so to has my time here. I will be starting with EMC on Nov 4th as the newest edition to the vSpecialist team.
I have worked for several types of companies throughout my career but never for a vendor. I am excited by this opportunity and can’t wait to see the new challenges that it will bring. There have been a ton of smart and awesome people who have been vSpecialists before me and I can only hope to live up to the title. Whatever this next challenge brings my experiences at Tec-Pros have prepared me to face them.
No doubt there are probably going to be questions I should be answering about where I am going and why, but the reality is it’s a great opportunity to do something that I love to do. I get to work as a strategic adviser for virtualization, talk about the technology and help customers make smart decisions about their IT road-maps. It’s what I do and what I am passionate about and as the saying goes if you do what you love for work it never seems like work. While I am sure there will be some cultural shifts going from a small professional services company shifting to a VAR to a massive vendor corporation, I will continue to talk about how the future of technology will help shape the enterprise. Plus I get the added benefit of some more time home with my family.
As I am very fond of saying the IT industry is a small community so no doubt our paths will cross again at some point and I will be just as willing to have a beer than and joke about whatever craziness is going on at the time. Until then I will see you on twitter.