Time for a change: Keep calm and…

15 05 2013

Keep calm and join Nutanix.

Keep calm and join Nutanix - Picture by Christian Mohn

Keep calm and join Nutanix – Picture by Christian Mohn

Yep, no sense in beating around the bush. I resigned with EMC, and after wrapping up open topics, I will be starting as the first German systems engineer for Nutanix on June 17th.

I’ve learned incredibly much at EMC. After joining EMC in 2010, I was lucky to be part of a team that has done some incredible things. I feel like the vSpecialist team set a bar on how customer interaction can work, how a team of great individuals can combine in to something much more, and transform the way a company goes about. I learned ways to present information (hopefully in an interesting way), made friends, was able to help customers, worked on several certifications, and always had the feeling that I was still the dumbest guy on the team. I loved the fact that I was able to still ask tough questions internally, without being viewed as “that guy that just sits around nagging”. I’ve got so much to be grateful for, and I am. People like Chad Sakac or Wade O’Harrow who saw some potential in me, or someone like Holger Daube who has been a better boss to me than I could wish for. There are too many to name and thank individually, but thank you to all of you!

But I am moving on. After talking to several people, and discussing, reading things like this, I can’t help but feel that this is a great chance. I can try to set up something new, help define solutions, and get to see what it looks like working in a smaller company, with what I’m expecting to be an even crazier pace.

So, here’s to seeing you on the flip-side, and having fun with something new! 🙂



8 responses

15 05 2013

so is live Bas wish you good luck in your new role we see us again…

15 05 2013
Chad Sakac

Disclosure, EMCer here.

Bas, thank you for all your work over the years. I’m sorry to see you go, but good luck in your new role – we’ll see you on the battlefield!

While we’ll be on different sides of the debate, and on different sides of fighting in the marketplace, as with many of our competitors, there’s a time to put down the shields and break bread as friends.

Spread the values of our “Tribe”!

15 05 2013
Chris Birdwell

Bas, I wish you the best of luck in the new role. I am sorry to see you leave, but excited that you have something new to ignite the passion. See you in the field my friend.

15 05 2013

Congrats, best wishes for future success Bas
Cheers gs

16 05 2013
Wolfgang Stichel

As talked by phone. Wish you all the best. It was always a pleasure working with you !!

16 05 2013
Reinhard Frie

Bas, first of all, i wish you all the best for your new role. Unfortunately, i lost not only a colleague whom i greatly appreciate, but also a friend!
It was a pleasure for me to work with you. See you soon anyway 🙂 Good Luck and have fun …… Cheers

16 05 2013

Wish you all the best my dear Bas!
Hope to meet you soon out there…
Keep enjoying every single thing you do!
Inigo Olcoz

21 05 2013
Frank Bess

As Chad mentioned we will meet again. Either at customer side with different approaches or just in a plane/train. Who knows?
Best wishes,

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