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 (MicrosoftDatabricks, and others), we are constantly learning, growing, and maturing as an organization. As 2020 draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments, and express our thanks to the industry, the community, and the people in our organization who have helped us become who we are today.


We’ve decided the best way to show our gratuity would be to share personal insights from our experts on what they are most thankful for this year:


James Mitterling, Managed Services Lead
In 2020, flexibility and understanding has been a resounding gong that rang across every nation. We have had to navigate much, make major adjustments, and evaluate priorities in an expeditious pace. I am thankful for every family moment gained this year, whether it be for working from home and/or school, family members coming together to support loved ones, or for any other reason that has unified families. The thematic priority and focus on collectively coming together and caring for one another has encouraged me this year, and I hope that is carried forward.


Sabrina Jordan, Solution Consultant
I am thankful I joined BlueGranite this year! I am grateful for the opportunities BlueGranite and its clients give me to learn and apply knowledge, and so appreciative of the incredible teammates at this company. Every single one is a top performer who leaps to help others, and it’s exhilarating to be part of it.


Dawn Clement, Solution Consultant
I am thankful to work with a high-performing, talented team at BlueGranite to have a direct impact on others: through innovation, service, and partnerships.


Megan Quinn, Solution Consultant
I’m thankful for the opportunity to constantly learn and sharpen AI and Data Platform skills while working with a variety of clients and industries.


Rosana VanVleet, Senior Consultant
I am thankful to work with a dynamic group of very intelligent professionals who challenge me every day. I appreciate BlueGranite for allowing me to grow and continuously learn. Most importantly, I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities to deliver value to our clients every day.

Kate Blaylock, Senior ConsultantKateBlaylock_circle
As a relative-newcomer to BlueGranite, I am particularly grateful for the camaraderie I experienced during my onboarding, the kindness and patience demonstrated by team members who brought me up to speed on the specifics of my client project, and the transparency and trust with which leadership communicates with the BlueGranite team. The diversity of experience, perspectives, and strengths across the company make learning new things opportune and enable new hires to rapidly feel like part of the team.


Michael Morris, Solution Consultant
As much as 2020 has been a difficult and troubling year for many people, I am thankful for the opportunities to help clients meet the challenges of this new world through better data architectures yielding better insights. Even though the circumstances are bad, we are fortunate to be able to create positive and helpful changes that serve more people and improve their daily lives. The technological maturity of the Microsoft Azure toolset we use is a huge advantage, so I am very glad this pandemic and political turmoil didn’t happen a decade or two ago when we were far less prepared to go remote and continue collaborating.


Jessie Blodgett, Digital Marketing Coordinator
In a year where many are struggling physically, financially, and emotionally, I am truly thankful to be blessed with my family’s health and with the opportunities that BlueGranite has provided me. I am honored to work with such reputable, knowledgeable, and yet down to earth individuals who project understanding, hope, and inspiration. I am so grateful at this time to be able to have confidence in the positivity of the future.

As we reflect on the hardships this year has brought, we are humbled at the realization that we at BlueGranite are most thankful for you; the sustained opportunity and support from our collaborators, clients, and affiliates 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 excited to master those potential new advancements, while staying at the top of trusted current solutions.

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