In early 2003, I wrote a post entitled ‘David v Goliath‘. At the time, I was moving from a mid-sized organization with more than 800 employees to a specialist e-business consulting firm that employed less than 50 people.
A couple of years later, hungry for some large-scale enterprise experience, I would find myself joining an organization with more than 7,000 employees, and growing at the rate of more than a 100% each year. I left that organization four years later, after I’d helped scale up business processes impacting more than 30,000 employees, and delivered solutions for a channel/partner network that was 4x the size it was when I’d first joined. I would soon move to a sister company within the Group that was, at least in some respects, at an earlier point in evolution than the one I was moving from. This, new, organization employed nearly 3,500 people, but dealt with a hugely diversified range of product & service offerings within the Financial Services space.
My associations with all of these, ranging from small boutique firms to very large enterprises, has been a very rewarding experience in more ways than one.
Over the past few years, when I looked back on all those stints, I could not help but ask myself : Is there a sweet spot for me, personally? The answer I came up with was, “Yes!”
As of last month, I have accepted an exciting, new assignment as “Head – Business Solutions & Innovation” with a dynamic, highly respected and diversified provider of Financial Services. While it has a rich past that goes back decades, it also stands poised to leverage new ideas and breakthroughs, offering me the opportunity to be a part of its growth story, in the years to come.
Here’s to a new beginning…