Yesterday was my last day working for Sharesquared. I’ve really enjoyed working with a wonderful group of consultants and clients for the last couple of years but it was time for a change. Sharesquared is a virtual company that hires the best talent they can find wherever you happen to live. The result is a virtual company where most of the work is done through “Telecommuting”. The result is a company with some really talented people who are a pleasure to work with, but who you only have contact with electronically. Although I enjoyed working from home it can lose its appeal after a while when all but one of your colleagues lives 2 to 3 time zones away and you only see people face to face at the annual company meeting. So when an opportunity came up recently to work for a growing consulting firm headquartered here in Cleveland I decided it was time to make the move. That company is the BlueChip Consulting Group.
Unlike Sharesquared, who focus completely on SharePoint, BlueChip views itself as an “Infrastructure Optimization Consulting Firm”. They have several successful practices including a growing SharePoint practice. My role at BlueChip will be similar to the role I had at Sharesquared. I’ll be a Senior Solutions Architect serving as the chief technical architect within the Portals and Collaboration team at Blue Chip. In that role it will be my job to help design new SharePoint implementations and provide technical mentoring to the other members of the team. The difference is that I’ll see the other members of the team face to face on a regular basis. I’m looking forward to getting to know the members of the team and starting work on some new projects. I start work at BlueChip next Monday.
So to all my friends at Sharesquared, the best of luck and continued success. And to all my future friends at BlueChip, I can’t wait to get started. My new contact info is listed below. If my email is in your address book please change it to: