My first month at Ping…

Ping Identity LogoThose of you that know me know that I’ve recently changed employers, and I’ve just completed my first month at Ping, so I thought I’d write a little something up.

FedEx was really good to me, and I’m thankful to have worked there, and worked with some amazing talent. Prior to working at FedEx, I worked at CA as a senior technical consultant in the eTrust brand. I spent a LOT of time on the road, and moving to FedEx allowed me to get off the road, and have some “worklife balance”.

So here I am now, at Ping Identity. I’ve been here almost a month, and I can’t tell you how cool it feels so far. Heck, a week into working for them, they asked me to write a blog post to put on the company’s blog. If you want to read it, you can head over to their blog site and check it out.

This company is different than anything I’ve really ever worked for – it’s small, it’s hungry, it’s disruptive, it’s looking for the next big idea – from everyone in the company, not just those few that are lucky enough to work within earshot of a C-Level exec. Sure, that may have something to do with the fact that we’re still small, but I don’t think so. The founder, Andre Durand is a different kind of guy – different, certainly, from anyone I’ve ever worked for. He had a chat with us newbies at our orientation this week at HQ in Denver, giving background on him, the company, and our values. When is the last time you had your CEO make time to sit down with a group of your fellow new-hires… For an hour?

My first month at Ping? I’ve embarked on a journey. Who knows where it goes, exactly… But I know this… The road is going to be interesting, and I think I’ll have the opportunity to throw some suggested routes out to my fellow Identians. The first month is always the strangest – get your gear, figure it out/set it up, try and figure out who’s who, sort out what you’re REALLY going to do, etc. I can’t wait for next month, and what it brings.

By the way, we’ve got a ton of slots open right now. If you’re interested, browse the careers site – and hit me up if you’re interested in anything.