I have been running Conquent for the last 12 years -- in that time the company has worked with some amazing and diverse clients (ABC/Disney, the US Department of Transportation, Microsoft...) and we've done some great work. I have also seen the industry mature and grow in ways I had never imagined and I've enjoyed the flexibility that this industry and our clients have given me.
I feel I've done everything that I can do as a small business owner and I want to do more. While it's exciting to manage every aspect of the company, I have unique skills with the "front-end" of projects defining the goals of the project, the identity, and ultimately the technologies that will be used.
Running a business means my head is usually in dealing with the day-to-day operations rather than using my unique skill set for my clients.
Which brings me here.
I'm talking with friends, colleagues, past employees, and working my social network to try to find the right position in the right company. My dream project allows me to travel (I've done plenty of business travel and, even with the TSA, I still enjoy it), work closely with decision makers, and use my "geek translation" skills to translate complex business objectives into technical deliverables that support the company's overall branding and marketing objectives.
In other words, I'm looking for a project that I can really throw myself into and do something fabulous with my 20+ years of technology and marketing experience.
Catching up with old friends and learning about new companies has been a great part of this journey -- I've written this note to try to help the friends of my friends get a better understanding of who I am and what I'm looking for.
I look forward to hearing about opportunities you may have or know about as much as I look forward to finding that perfect place to land.
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