Well, I’m very excited to be posting to this new blog, I’m sure this will be the first of many. There’s some higher level information on the company changes here as well.
I’m excited to share that I am now serving as a Principal of this company! With that, I thought I should quickly say hello and introduce myself. I’m Garry Polmateer, CAE. I’ve been in the IT business since 1996 when I started fixing my family’s and neighbor’s computers. It’s been a love affair with technology ever since. Did a stint as a consultant, an IT manager, a phone systems installer, and lastly a Salesforce.com partner.
It was then that the world started opening up and I learned the power and awesomeness of Salesforce.com, cloud technology, and its community.
I will be operating in a few capacities here at Red Argyle. I will be involved in consulting work, business analysis, project management, sales and marketing. As Tom says “I am the consulting yin to his development yang”. Between the two of us, there is not much of Salesforce.com or the force.com platform we have not been into over the past few years.
I am very excited about the future of Red Argyle. I know the Salesforce.com community well, and I know that it is full of great, fun loving people. It’s amazing how much love and fun can come out of an application. I am greatly looking forward to being involved and serving the community in this new capacity.
Some Fun Things?
Well, writing intro/bio blogs is always fun :P. I guess a few fun things..
- I went to art school, and was classically trained in painting and sculpture
- I play drums in a band
- I love Volkswagens. Restored a 1981 Turbo Diesel pickup truck
- Drove said truck to all 48 states in the continental US
- Twitter is my favorite social network
- I am obsessed with finding good coffee
- Fitness – Lover of all things Tony Horton
- In contrary to the above bullet point, I could probably eat pizza every day and be happy
- Favorite movie is “Willow”
- I overuse the word “Awesome” unashamedly
- I try my best to be doing the thumbs up gesture in every picture
A big thanks to all of Red Argyle’s current customers who have enabled us to improve the business. We are looking forward to continuing this journey together. Thanks to my friends and family who have supported me in the past, helped me learn and effectively be prepared to make a move like this. Finally, thanks to the Salesforce.com community and the Association community for being such great people and a constant source of information, amusement, and support.
Dreamforce is next week. We will have a lot to say about it! Check back soon.
Here is some of my contact information:
Phone: 781.RED.TEXT (781.733.8398)
Email: My First Name at redargyle.com