One of the best benefits of this job is that I get to meet with very early-stage companies and work with them as they go to market and mature. Avere is one of those companies that I've been working with since it was a glimmer in CEO Ron Bianchini's eye. I recently had the good fortune to catch up with my friends there.
I like the Avere technology (and team) a lot, so it's exciting for me to see how far the company has progressed. And it has progressed further than I had realized.