So it’s Thanksgiving….

Nov 23, 2010

So it is that time of year where we all gather round the table, stuff ourselves with carbs and sugar…not to mention L-Tryptophan…and muse about the past year. Now, while I hope that this does not induce grogginess, I do want to take some time to show some thanks and recognition for those that have made this a truly incredible year for us here at ProfyleTracker.

First off, I am incredibly grateful to be allowed to parent my daughter, Courtney. She is most assuredly the reason I push as hard as I do. Being her father is also the most important thing I will ever do; nothing at work comes close. I also am very thankful for my family-my brother and parents. Their support and encouragement are incredibly important when things do not go as planned. The people that I work with-Adam, Amy, Jamey and Justin…this group truly understands the concept of team and there are no others that I would rather be building with.

Some specific clients, specifically their leadership:

Slingshot SEO– Kevin Bailey (@KevinJBailey), Jeremy Dearringer (@slingshot_SEO), and Aaron Aders (@aaronaders). To be allowed to be around these guys who are so passionate about their field and how to build a company. The sheer ethics and characteristics I see….it is truly our pleasure to be involved.

ChaCha– Scott Jones (@chachaman) and Shawn Schwegman define what I want to be when I finally grow up. They are driven and determined, and have the understanding that you will make mistakes in getting to the goal line. I credit Scott with igniting my personal sense of urgency, as well as simply being a good human being. I credit Shawn with helping my understanding in general, and with being a good friend.

Social Solutions– Jay Love may be one of the greatest humans I have ever met. He is genuinely interested in the betterment of humanity, and the people he comes into contact with. Every time I speak with him, it reinforces the idea that I hope that I am half the man he is.

There are other people in the market that we are thankful for. These are in no particular order:

Traci Dolan at Exact Target. Professionalism personified….while still taking time to assist those with questions. Her candor, integrity and values are some of the reasons she is in a league of her own in this market.

Brandon Corbin (@brandoncorbin)- from friend, patient teacher, and serial inventor….this is a dude that I have come to count on for various things. From his patience with my tech incompetence to his wanting to build things….guy is a rock star. Check out his newest venture @statssquared (Stats Squared)…..remember who told you

Elizabeth Stahl at the College Network– I am enamored with this woman’s understanding of how HR is a value-add to an organization. She is who I call when I have questions. I am a big believer in saying whatever needs to be said, and E’s candor is legendary. I truly appreciate that.

Kevin Pletcher (@pletch), RC and Nichole Mercer….some of the best friends I could ever ask for. To be honest, they should be listed in the family portion for that is how I view them. Rarely do you find people that care enough to be brutally honest…I have been very blessed to have them in our lives.

I am sure that there are people that I am forgetting. Know that though you may not have made this blog, you are in our thoughts.

To all of our clients and candidates- we are truly thankful and take very seriously the fact that you rely on us for either a great opportunity, or a superior candidate. We have not lost sight that our opportunity is pairing great talent with great companies.

Thank you all for a great year……and an even better future.

Be Relentless,


About the author

Doug Rowe wrote 23 articles on this blog.

My experience is in matching top talent with the opportunities that meet their career goals while simultaneously exceeding the requirements of my clients. I believe that the cultural and environmental fit is as important if not more so than the technical. This personality and culture matching is where I excel.