Today we’re connecting with Yan Ma, a new Senior Marketing Manager on our team. Despite joining our team during the unique time in our society and economy, Yan is off to the races with her clients, providing expert-level services based on a career in technology.
Yan’s expertise lies in many areas from digital marketing to vendor management and process improvement. With previous experience at Microsoft as a Product Marketing Manager and a consultant, she’s a natural fit for our RedCloud team, too. We recently had the chance to sit down (virtually, of course!) with her about her RedCloud experience so far.
While 2020 is a year unlike anything we’ve seen as a society in recent memory, our business is staying strong thanks to dedicated clients and consultants who forge ahead to keep business stable and moving forward! As part of that forward-looking approach to tough times, we’re proud to announce the latest group of new RedCloud team members who bring outstanding professional experience in a variety of areas like social media, strategic partnerships, team leadership and even race car driving!
The stability and flexibility that RedCloud’s approach provides in these uncertain times continues to attract and add new professionals. If you’re interested in what your career could look like at RedCloud as we continue to grow during 2020, we welcome you to reach out to us.
With all that has happened in our community and society since November 2019, it seems like much longer ago than just 7 months when we proudly awarded our annual RedCloud Consulting Scholarship to Madison from Stanwood High School. Alongside our community partners at Toys For Kids, this tradition is one of the most impactful for us - a tangible benefit of the hard work by our team throughout the year.
Michael Ernst is one of our newest faces at RedCloud, joining the team in February as a Senior Project Manager with over 15 years of industry experience. His main role focuses on helping his client’s Marketing Managers and Brand Strategists to create marketing plans for individual marketing moments. In short, he’s tasked with creating and executing plans to produce marketing materials.
Outside of his role at RedCloud you might catch him brewing beer as the Owner of Hemlock State Brewing Co. (we’re excited to see what this quarantine brews up for them!). With the added challenge of being remote at the beginning of his time with us, we connected with him to see how he’s doing and to hear more about what he’s up to.
“The job for life has disappeared. With the pace of technology and the pace of change, you’ll have multiple career pivots throughout your life….”
Tune in to Beyond the Blue Badge, a podcast series produced by the Microsoft Alumni Network, featuring RedCloud’s Managing Partner Brett Alston with host Lora Peopping as they take listeners through tips on making successful career pivots to adapt to the times and needs of today.
At RedCloud, community is everything. It’s one of our North Stars, and serves as a guiding value we keep close to our business in all we do. We believe our success is in part due to a healthy, vibrant community in which we operate, and a driver for why we partner with a group of organizations who help children in our region.
While our day-to-day routines are anything but normal, RedCloud’s business is marching along successfully. Our teams are connected virtually, and our clients are receiving the same top-notch service we always pride ourselves on. We love recognizing and welcoming each new face that joins us, so let’s give a round of applause to these newest and highly adaptive employees. If you’re interested yourself in pursuing a position with our team, we welcome you to get in touch.
It’s no doubt that our world here at RedCloud – and frankly everywhere else – has been disrupted like nothing we’ve seen before by the spread of COVID-19 worldwide. Currently in a time of heightened personal and team safety, our consultants and headquarters staff are all working from home, balancing their dedication to family and friends with our collective responsibilities for our clients and peers at RedCloud.
We’re excited to take you behind the scenes with Kara Callahan, a new Learning Program Manager to RedCloud. During her day-to-day, she designs and implements learning solutions for her client with the goal of driving end user adoptions of Microsoft’s 365 suite.
She comes to RedCloud with not only an advanced leadership and operations background, but also with an adventurous side. Just last year, she hiked over 2,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail for six months! The skills she learned on the trail, like adapting to change, managing a plan and being optimistic all shine bright each day she sets out to make our clients’ life easier.
Highlighting the unique rituals that get us up and at 'em, racing towards the finish line every day.
Scott Morton has been part of the RedCloud team for several years, he's got a sense of humor and big personality, making him enjoyable for all to be around. He's the first to be featured in this fun series.
What time does your alarm go off? Or do you even need one?
My 1970’s era AM/FM digital alarm clock that I have used since I was 9 years old goes off when it hits 7am. That means it goes off at 6:50 since I set my clock 10 minutes fast. Most days I don’t need an alarm clock and wake up by (the real) 7am.