January 5 2012

I am very happy that 2012 is here. I don't know about many of you, but 2011 is a year I am glad to put behind me. Professionally, 2011 was amazing. Speaking at Lotusphere 2011, BLUG, UKLUG, IamLUG, and MWLUG on topics that were brand new for me. 2011 was also the year I fully embraced that I am in a sales role, not a delivery role. It has been a difficult mental transition but the results were pretty amazing. It was also the year I fully detached myself from any software brand loyalty war. I have clients equally on both the IBM and Microsoft sides and working to add in new clients in areas I have not been hands-on with delivery. PSC grew quite a bit last year, with over 20 hires in our Schaumburg branch - and equally in all areas. Our collaboration team is working on what many inside IBM consider to be the largest XPages project undertaken to date. Can't wait until we are further along so we can begin to show some of the highlights of what we are doing.

Of course, 2011 will be remembered as the year my father passed away. So much of 2011 is painted with his passing. Firsts like his birthday, my birthday, and all the holidays with him not here. I am glad to be moving past much of the emotional pieces and into a new year. It's time to remember Dad but not let it be the leading factor in everything that happens in my world.

So Happy New Year everyone. May 2012 be the best year for all of us.

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