As many know, I will be leaving Epicor at the end of the week, March 6th.
It’s been an interesting ride for the last 19 years as I washed up ashore at Epicor after three dotbombs blew up from under me in a year. I never thought I would find the home I had here for so long and the wonderful folks I have met all along the way. I will be following with interest as Epicor evolves. I love to say that Epicor is finally being led by adults and have been so pleased with the turn around that has occurred in the development leadership with Himanshu’s vision and Lawrence’s execution focus. Epicor still has work to be done but the progress is remarkable on how far it has come in a few short years.
There are many excellent Epicor folks I’ll be sad to leave and have been honored to rephrase, present and accredit to them all their hard work. Rest assured there is plenty of talent and while I appreciate the kudos, please do not think I am the sole talent in the company - far from it.
Everyone keeps asking why or what happened and as with most systems I prefer, no single point of failure caused it. Last year was a very rough year on me personally and at the end of the year I needed to assess what I enjoyed doing. The largest aspect is that is just rough staring at wall for 8, 10, 12 hours a day that comes with our round the globe business and working remote. I miss the comradery that comes with working with teammates and have been more than a little jealous of the great team that has built out under me in Monterrey. I looked at different options but trying to get my wife to move away from our 5 grandkids is not going to happen
I found a place where I can continue to do more Cloud Native work that I enjoy and seems like they are experiencing the same pains of trying to move out of the legacy mindset that many in the industry are still stuck in. By intent, my role will be more IT and have more Operations responsibilities. I think this is a reality in where development is going in the industry so excited to give it a try after decades of app development.
I am available as always to the community and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at my personal email - Epicor@CoderPages.com.