I am the executive VP of products and sales at Ceridian HCM, a leading global business services supplier in the HCM technology space. In 30 years, I’ve pretty much had every job you can in a software company — support, consulting, product development, product strategy, sales — so I have a pretty good idea of the view of the world as a vendor.
And for some reason, I’m passionate about this stuff — so much so that when I’d decided I was burned out from my first 20 years in the field, I left. Four years later, in 2005, I reached an important conclusion. When you learn as much as I have in 20 years in a single field, it seems pretty stupid to walk away from it without a second thought. And that’s what I’d done.
So here I am, back working in the software business and frankly, having the time of my life! I blogged on and off for more than three years, and now I’m coming off an 18 month hiatus (translation: no time, no energy, no motivation). We’ll see if 2013 and beyond is different.
From a personal perspective, I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I’ve been here since 1988 and have found it a terrific place to raise my two twin daughters, who are in college (sadly, far away from home). Yes, the cold winters are daunting — but in August, when you’re a couple of hours north of the Twin Cities, on a boat floating atop a beautiful lake, you become forgiving!
Note: the views expressed on this blog are my personal opinion and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer Ceridian.