Been meaning to post this for a few weeks now, but … eight months ago, Mitch Free over at MFG.com asked me to come in and help him re-organize his technology team. I joined as a contractor and served in a leadership capacity as we ramped up *many* new hires and evolved the software development life-cycle to better support the business. For the past couple of months, I’ve been in the process of winding down the engagement. I am simply awestruck at what this team accomplished in just a short period of time. As with any company going through growth-spurts, there’s always a ton of “stuff” left to do, but the technology team that is in place now is no doubt ready for the challenge. Super proud of them all!
Congrats by the way to Scott Taylor who now ascends to the role as MFG.com’s VP of Technology! Scott joined at the same time as me, and we were jointly tasked with “kicking it up a notch”, as Emeril would say. There is absolutely no way that we would have accomplished all of our goals without his leadership and knowledge. Scott’s a great dude if you ever get a chance to meet him. And if you’re a fan of jazz, check out his wife Kayla, who is an awesome jazz singer.
Best of luck to Mitch and crew at MFG! I had a wonderful time there, and met some truly dedicated, passionate professionals.
Off to find some more problems to solve and trouble to get into … and not necessarily in that order :) For starters, we’re preparing for the next StartupLounge event on March 20th here in Atlanta. Hope to see you there!