When I started Foskett Services three years ago, I wanted to do something special: Bring together a team of great people to organize and promote community in the enterprise IT space. Between Tech Field Day and Symposium events, industry Roundtables, and community-building for SolarWinds’ Thwack and Aruba’s Airheads, our business has grown dramatically over the years.
Claire Chaplais has been with me from the start, handling the organization and logistics behind the scenes, with Matt Simmons taking her place for a while in 2011. We always had more work than the two of us could handle. That’s why we’ve worked with fantastic contractors like PrimeImage Media, Scott D. Lowe, and others. But we finally reached the point where we needed additional resources full time.
Enter Tom Hollingsworth. Since attending his first Tech Field Day event in early 2011, Tom caught my eye with a combination of enthusiasm to build community, technical knowledge, and sincere concern for the people around him. He stepped up to help at later events, often before I even needed to ask for help, and was always ready to go the extra mile.
That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that, as of today, Tom is part of the Foskett Services team. He’ll be helping out with all sorts of activities, from GestaltIT.com to Tech Field Day to writing and speaking projects. He’s got the skills to do just about everything, and we intend to give him the opportunity to become “more”, as he so eloquently put it.