I could not be more excited about what’s been happening in 2018! First, let me sincerely thank you for entrusting your business to Accordant. There is no way we could do what we do and have the awesome experiences we have without you. I am truly thankful for you.
2017 was a tremendous year of change for Accordant. We’ve implemented some needed adjustments to continue to position us as a vibrant and strategic presence in our market. That included restructuring our team, allowing us to recruit more top talent in our market. Top talent delivers 5 Star User Experiences, so the reward made the challenges worth it.
Concurrently we have added 2 strategic partners to strengthen our position in End-User Computing (EUC). Included in those additions are:
- Crossmatch for biometric-based user identification management & multi-factor authentication, and
- Recorded Future for threat intelligence
These partners all help us to continue to bring best-of-breed solutions to our VM Stack.
Not less importantly, we have released “Accordant Insight”, our new Managed Services for the Virtual Workspace. Managing day-to-day of virtual workspaces can prove challenging. Not anymore. Accordant Insight is a holistic managed service delivering proactive monitoring and alerting on environments with a fully staffed 24×7 NOC for support. We are eager to share more information about this service, as it enhances the value of the virtual workspace and ensures constant security, availability and uptime.
We are experiencing substantial geographic growth with our continued commitment in Georgia as well as our focus now on the Citrix TOLA region with a huge focus in Texas. It is a pleasure to work with the Dallas team and we’re looking forward to accelerated activity and growth in that region.
I am most excited to announce we have named Alan Watson as our new President of Accordant
Alan brings decades of experience in technology strategy, operations and service delivery. We are honored to have Alan as our new president, partner and board of directors. You will be hearing from him in the very near future. Bringing Alan onto the team allows me to move to a pure CEO role where I can focus on overall vision, strategy, new market business development initiatives.
Under Alan’s leadership, it is important to note some key promotions. First, Lawrence Haas has been promoted to Director, Business Development. With over 4 years contributing to the growth and success of the Accordant sales team, Lawrence brings tremendous insight and leadership to help us to continue to build a world class sales organization. Second, Fred Wix has been promoted to Director, Client Services. There aren’t many better than he at guaranteeing that our clients, partners and teammates receive the consistent 5-star user experience that we are so passionate about. Congratulations to both. Their hard work and commitment to our success is unwavering. We are proud to add them to our management team. It’s so fulfilling to see the growth and maturity of our existing team, and help them flourish in their endeavors with our company. That is one of the fundamental reasons that Accordant was founded. I love and appreciate our team beyond what I can verbally communicate.
Lastly, we are excited to be finally settled in our new corporate office
Our growth required a new facility to accommodate all the fun things we’re accomplishing. We are now located at 361 Mallory Station Road Suite 103 Franklin, TN 37067. Located in the heart of Cool Springs, we are easily accessible and now able to accommodate customers and partners in our office comfortably. We will be scheduling an open house late in Q2 and would love to see you.
As you can see, we have been busy! 2018 is going to be an epic year. Our commitment to delivering first class virtual workspaces with a 5-star user experience is in full swing. We look forward to continued partnerships with you this year and many years to come.
I can’t thank you enough for your continued confidence in Accordant. Our commitment to serving you and providing relevant value has never been stronger!