I've been itching to announce this after signing my contract with AvePoint this week. I'm kicking of the e-3 visa process next week to migrate to Manhattern, New York in April to work for AvePoint at their HQ in Newport, New Jersey! Fingers crossed the visa process all goes smoothly.
The next month is going to be crazy as I go to sell our car *sob* (beautiful 2005 Mazda RX8 if anyone is interested in Perth!), pack our place up, rent out our apartment and find an apartment in Chelsea, Tribeca or Flatiron District!
I'm so excited about the move, it's been something I've always wanted to do since I first visited New York in the 90s as a teenager. Going back there a fortnight ago to meet the AvePoint team brought it all back...the buzz...the scale and the beauty of the city!
I'm going to be working at AvePoint in a hybrid role, my official title is "Enterprise Architect", but I'll also be splitting this role with both "AvePoint Evangelist" and working in the Product Team. I've been in the consulting industry for a long time working for various integrators big and small. I'm really excited to be working for such an amazing Product Vendor who really are the top of the Microsoft SharePoint Partner ecosystem. It's going to be a great experience learning the way of the vendor space and am looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of something amazing!
In the coming weeks and months I've decided to keep the focus on this blog to my experiences of moving, working for AvePoint and my new life in New York!
I'd like to say a big thanks to Garth Luke from AvePoint for referring me after great discussions with him at Australia TechEd last year. I'd also like to thank Wendy, Jessica, Amanda and Mario for making all this happen!
New York, New York!