The BlueGranite team has so much to be thankful for this year! Whether we are working to support our clients, our team, or building relationships with our partners, we are constantly learning, growing, and maturing as an organization. As we head into the final weeks of 2021, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on what we’re most thankful for this year, and express our deepest appreciation for the clients, partners, and team members who keep our dream possible.
Thankful for our Relationships
Our commitment to client success is core to BlueGranite, with each partnership pursuing a strategic, trusted advisor relationship. This year, we are incredibly grateful for the opportunities our clients have offered us. By believing in our team and our ability to impact your organizations, you’ve enabled us to deliver “Ah-ha!” moments while expanding our expertise.
Equally, we have a strong commitment to our team, and strive to build an organization where our employees can flourish within a high-performing, supportive environment. We firmly believe in our organic organization model, empowering our team and providing the flexibility to work in a variety of areas, regardless of their current role. We’re so thankful that so many of our team members contribute to multiple efforts within the company. From writing blogs, to consulting on pre-sales, to providing technology expertise, or being industry leaders, we can’t thank you enough for all your hard work this year.
Finally, we could not succeed without our partners, specifically Microsoft, who are our source of inspiration and innovate the technologies that we love. You have given us the foundation, and freedom, to grow into the company we are today, and we are so appreciative of your influence and guidance in this journey.
A Word from our Experts
Here are some personal insights from our team on what they're most thankful for this year:
Byron Capelle, Senior Consultant
I’m thankful to come work for a team each day. BlueGranite has been one of the greatest communities I’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of. I don’t feel like I get up and work for a company, or for a boss, or even just have a job. I really enjoy the people I work with, and I’m thankful for how welcome they’ve all made me feel. They’re all experts in their own regards, yet they make me feel like we’re all equal at every turn. They have a willingness to listen, to teach, and to help whenever asked. I know from experience that’s extremely rare to see from pretty much every member of an organization. Which means I’m also thankful to be a part of something unique.
Elayne Jones, Staff Consultant
As a relative newcomer to BlueGranite, I am grateful for the opportunity to work in such a welcoming company. I am thankful that the company provides space for me to learn and grow, both professionally and personally. I have truly appreciated the mentorship of my colleagues along my journey. My team members are always willing to teach me new concepts and challenge me each day. In such a short amount of time, I truly felt included and supported by the team. Thank you!
Sabrina Jordan, Solution Consultant
I am thankful for some really phenomenal learning opportunities this year! The challenges our clients provide are stimulating and it is exciting to be able to apply creative thinking and my experience to them, as well as learn new ways to think and use technology.
Yaroslav Lukomskiy, Senior Consultant
I’m thankful for the opportunity to constantly learn and sharpen my AI and Data Platform skills, while working with a variety of clients and industries.
Nithin Sankar, Solution Consultant
I’m thankful for the opportunity to be a part of an amazing organization and group of people. To be able to readily learn new skills and readily apply them and provide value into different projects, internal initiatives, and even in blogs & content is something unique and I’m grateful to be able to do.
I am thankful for another engaging year at BlueGranite!
To the leadership team: thank you for supporting us as we grow and create value for remarkable organizations. To my colleagues: thank you for your hard work and contributions to the success of others. To our clients: thank you for your trust in us to partner with you and deliver innovative solutions.
Tyler Frankenburg, Solution Consultant
I am feeling grateful for my team at BlueGranite - in particular, my onboarding mentor Tom Weinandy, my Recurring Services Team Lead James Mitterling, and my project partner Zach Golden, for being generous with their time and advice to me as a new team member! It's been exciting and extremely motivating to join an organization that not only values coaching and mentorship, but whose team members engage in real, authentic, genuine human connection.
Landon Jordan, Solution Consultant
This year I am very thankful for my faith, health, family, friends and my yellow Labrador, Ellie. I am also very thankful to live in a country that respects freedom of speech, rule of law, and respect for human rights.
Michael Morris, Solution Consultant
As 2021 closes, I am thankful for the improvements we have seen since last year. I was fortunate to be able to visit a client this year, deepening our relationship and building a path for mutual success – that was unthinkable this time last year. I am also thankful for the work I was able to participate in, continuing to make BlueGranite a good place to work. Personally, I was able to take advantage of learning opportunities and deepen my knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Azure Analytics stack, and I am grateful for that as well. I am looking forward to how 2022 shapes up as it is looking to be an even better year!
As we reflect, we at BlueGranite are also thankful for you; the reader. Your sustained opportunity and support as a collaborator, client, or affiliate helps us continue to flourish. We’re excited to discover what lies around the corner in the progressive world of big data and analytics! We’re just as eager to master those new advancements, while retaining our expertise on trusted current solutions.