New Job - Continuing My New Direction

MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
I feel the members of this board are definitely targeting mostly technical roles and improvements. I've been working the technical field for 13 years now. But my story is my approach and transition out of the technical roles and into a business role.

The past 3 years I've been at a company which I've been learning a lot of business level knowledge. I've known the technical world would always be a stepping stone or a fallback position for me as I'm very skilled. But my 'passion' or desire is to build business and own things. IT has been a great means to satisfy the 'build' part but has always lacked on the business or ownership side.

I've accepted a new job as a cloud practice director for a larger 700 million dollar company. This company wants to be defined as a cloud company and is starting at the ground floor. They have given me an open appointment book and want me to build a business unit as I see fit.

This opportunity is similar to what I have begun at my current company. There are a few differences, one of the biggest being that I will now be completely disconnected from traditional IT. No longer will I ever work on a upgrade or system. Anything that I do will sit at an architectural and guidance level. This is a big change for me.

For anyone that is interested, I can spell out the story a little more detailed if you are wanting to do the same if this isn't enough detail. Something I learned on early in my career is that I will never become great without help, so I will always reciprocate.

Also, any networking you want to do with me is always welcome as I want to continue to build my network of relationships. Cloud has been my focus for 1-2 years now and will definitely be my full focus going forward.
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    cyberguyprcyberguypr Mod Posts: 6,928 Mod
    Congrats on the new role!
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    NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Gratz, sounds like an exciting opportunity!
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    anoeljranoeljr Member Posts: 278 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good job buddy, this sounds like a great opportunity for you. I'm sure you'll do great and be successful at whatever you do. I wish there were stories like this on here.
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    MowMow Member Posts: 445 ■■■■□□□□□□
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    TheFORCETheFORCE Member Posts: 2,297 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Great news! Congratulations! It's good to see people from the forums going up on the chain. If you want to help, post your job postings here for any IT positions you might have in the future. Some bright individuals here that want to make that first step.
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    JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 Mod Posts: 2,835 Mod
    Mishra, congrats on the new position! It's great to see like minded folks here, with a huge interest in the business side of things. I'd definitely be interested in a more detailed background on your journey.
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    YesOffenseYesOffense Member Posts: 83 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats, wouldn't mind reading the detailed journey as well.
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    Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Member Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!! icon_cheers.gif
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    greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,189 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Congrats!! icon_cheers.gif
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    networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats! It's nice to see how other long term members careers are progressing. I know I've definitely come light years since my first post here.

    Are you sticking in Ashburn? Definitely hit me up for some more professional networking. I'm in the cloud space right now as well.
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    MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks everyone. I'm sticking in Ashburn and working from home with a lot of travel. My wife is going back to college for her masters so we are definitely here for 3 years.

    It would be nice to grab you on linkedin networker. Can you add my linkedin my profile?

    I'll see about writing up a little bit of my story and how I got here. I think it's helpful if you all are wanting to go the same direction.
    My blog http://www.calegp.com

    You may learn something!
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