I’m leaving Redgate Software, and those… are some tough words to write.
Over the past 6 years many of you have come to know me as someone who will talk passionately about everything from Database DevOps to Data Masking and Provisioning. I’ve created countless videos, blog posts, podcasts, webinars… and I’ve loved every single one of them.
It’s very rare you get to work for a company where the ties between you and your colleagues are SO strong; a company where the job satisfaction is through the roof and where you really care about the problems you’re solving – any customer I’ve interacted with will tell you, I am deeply invested in the success of solving some of the hardest challenges out there in the database development world. Redgate has been so much more than a workplace for me since I started; it has given me the space and the opportunity to carve out my niche and to develop both as an employee and as a person. There are skills and friendships I would never have developed, and amazing experiences I would never have had if it were not for this glorious place. I will never have a larger advent calendar, that’s for sure.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge proponent of the growth mindset, pushing myself out of my comfort zone, trying new things and always growing, learning and improving. Something that has become clear to me over the past 6-12 months is that the time is now: I need something new; a new challenge, something different that will push me further.
Redgate will always be the place that gave me my chances and for that I am eternally grateful, but it’s time for a new chapter in my life… the Collibra chapter. I will be taking my passion for data governance, quality, and compliance to a whole new level as I join them as a Senior Solutions Engineer. I wouldn’t be leaving Redgate, DBAle, my awesome team and manager (and of course my beloved Data Masker) if I didn’t firmly believe I was heading to an amazing company with the most exciting solutions, and I’m thoroughly looking forward to embedding myself within the Collibra ecosystem.
I very much hope to still be involved with some of the amazing community I have built ties with – my love for the Microsoft Data Platform has only increased, and I’ve been able to work with some of the most amazing people in the #sqlfamily – too many to name individually, but you know who you are, and I’m so grateful for every single one of you, hopefully I’ll still see you at Relay, Bits, Summit and the like.
For now, today is my last full working day at Redgate until my last official day on the 31st December, and the new chapter will begin early in the new year; it promises to be one of the most incredible and exciting years of my life and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
Thank you Redgate – it’s been… incredible.