For the right amount of fun and money, cool companies can buy space in my ever-evolving myth.
Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell stories of technology, enterprise, and superheroes. Lift the great song of how I rose from the cube-fields cultivating relationships and introducing organizations to technology and services aligned with their objectives. Sing of content development, channel building, and ongoing study.
Working in concert with my mentors in business and high technology (David Steinberg and Dan Estrada), I successfully executed core components of the channel distribution strategy for cloud-services startup SwapDrive.
Following SwapDrive’s 137 million dollar acquisition by security software leader Symantec, I lent my skills to marketing efforts related to the Norton Online Backup product. In subsequent roles, I earned additional merit badges for marketing. There are several organizations where anyone who has heard of them has probably spoken with me, interacted with me on social media (e.g. @andysolages on Twitter), or encountered their solutions through the channel partners and thought leaders with whom I've cultivated relationships.
Over the course of my adventures, I’ve cultivated technical writing, content development, marketing, service delivery, channel development, business development, account management, and project management expertise across technology innovators, providers, and consultancies. In parallel, I continue to study and experiment with relevant technologies, frameworks, practice areas, and processes (e.g. ITIL, Azure, SharePoint, SaaS, PaaS, information security, integrated marketing, augmented reality, mixed reality, low-code application development).
If you are a denizen of the "printerverse" you might know me as a monthly columnist for Print Media Centr. Other people might know me as one of the co-founders of Sological Underpennings which offered copy editing and proofreading services to authors, artists, small businesses, and organizations.
Previously, I served as news editor for popular news and analysis daily, BlackElectorate.com. Viewed in over 50 countries, BE evolved from a hub of information drawn from myriad sources to an active community informed by enlightened self-interest and business principles. With my fair and pragmatic approach, I ensured a variety of sources, viewpoints, and worldviews were represented in each weekday update.
I served on the board of directors for Juju's Children's Manor. Juju’s Manor, when complete, will provide a home for formerly abandoned Haitian children. The organization currently funds the education of approximately fifty children in Haiti.
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