In an instant it seemed, the Spring of 2020 stopped the rhythm of office life in its tracks and rearranged the way we, as workers, divide work and home. It’s now rather familiar to virtually visit each of our coworkers’ homes through a Microsoft Teams video call, sometimes waving to their family members or being understanding of a quick virtual school interjection from a youngster.
With vaccines rolling out quickly across the Seattle region, we know the return to the traditional workplace is ahead later in 2021 for many, but we also know the return to what the workplace was in 2020 has disappeared from our grasp. As we weigh the positive of no commute time with the challenge of isolation, we are all left wondering what the new 2021 version of the office landscape looks like.
Congratulations, Rick! Toys for Kids Founder and dear friend of RedCloud, Rick Rizzs was recently named the 425 Citizen of the Year, a well deserved honor! All of us at RedCloud send a HUGE round of applause for all he’s done to support children in our community and specifically the partnership and opportunity he’s afforded to us to make an impact by his side.
Joining our team back in January of 2020, Andrew Buswell, joined RedCloud as Senior Consultant, jumping right into his role as the lead Project Manager for his client’s large migration project. A United States Marine Corps Veteran, Andrew joins our team with not only a strong dedication to teamwork and leadership, but also with years of experience in project management, event management and business strategy. We were lucky to find a moment to chat with Andrew about his experience on our team so far.
You may have read or heard about our special community project this year, a full year of support to Solid Ground’s Broadview Shelter & Transitional Housing as part of our ongoing dedication to non-profit partners focused on education and empowering the success of local youth. While the program kicked off with our donation of new technology to support remote learning during Covid (tablets, Microsoft Office software and mic headsets), we’re also challenging our team to get creative and continue sharing the love by showing support all throughout 2021. And, we’re thrilled to say that the support continues!
We’re excited to kick off Q2 with news of RedCloud’s acquisition of BuzzBee, a strategic technology marketing and communications firm based in Seattle. BuzzBee has more than two decades of experience developing strategy and implementing communications and marketing plans for some of the industry's best brands such as Amazon, EMC, Microsoft, Intel, HP, AMD, Concur, adding a strong set of skills and capabilities to RedCloud’s existing offerings.
Core to who we are, no matter what the world is throwing at us, RedCloud’s community efforts always stay in focus. We believe that a healthy company thrives only when embedded in a healthy community, helping those around us, especially during major times of need. One of our long time community partners, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound (BBBSPS), has continued fostering 1 to 1 “Big” and “Little” relationships even despite the pandemic.
You may be familiar with our previous work and support for the UW Foster School of Business - but this year marks a new exciting endeavor! The UW Consulting and Business Development Center (CBDC) is holding a Business Management Consulting Program all via Zoom, and RedCloud is excited to help out by providing a team of mentors.
We’re giving Jenny a warm RedCloud welcome! New to our team - but not the industry, being hired in December 2020, she’s already off to a great start and her enthusiasm shines in this interview. With a degree from University of Washington and nearly a decade of client relationship experience under her belt, her consulting expertise is high-level. In her free time, she serves as a Humane Society volunteer, aligning with RedCloud’s values of giving back to the community.
As you may have seen, in partnership with Toys For Kids, RedCloud is providing a full year of support to Solid Ground’s Broadview Shelter & Transitional Housing - in a few different ways. In December, RedCloud delivered new technology for their facility and during 2021 we’re continuing with ongoing career support for residents with time and expertise from RedCloud team members.
With a few warmer, sunny days, new projects underway and plenty of positive trends towards face-to-face collaboration later in 2021, at RedCloud we’re feeling the strength of our team more than ever. As we adapted during Covid, we truly formed savvy and efficient work methods that kept momentum up on client service and our services top notch.
Read on to meet the next cadre of new RedCloud team members and hear more about their areas of expertise - ranging from Games Marketing to Workforce Management experience and even Process Architecture.
Are you interested in joining the RedCloud team this year? We’d love to hear from you! Reach out to us here.