At a recent Renodis hosted, CIO-focused event, VeloCloud VP of Marketing, Michael Wood talks about their cloud delivered SD-WAN solution and how it is fundamentally disrupting and changing the traditional model in Wide Area Networking. With 100x faster installs, zero touch automation, 3x less costs and faster speeds, companies that are early adopters to this technology will reap great rewards.

Contact us to learn about how Renodis can make VeloCloud technology a reality in your environment.

 

 

Sr Mobility Business Analyst and all around well loved Renodis employee, Phil Kline, recently won the prestigious Renodis Employee of the Year award. We decided to sit down with our buddy Phil to understand “the man behind the dance”….

giphyPhil Kline – always the coolest kid on the dance floor…

Q: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a Professional Basketball player (I have been tall all my life and makes the game easier for me :), but never had Air Jordans), then astronaut (but too tall to fit in a rocket ship/space station), then lawyer (I can be argumentative at times, but I am a bad liar).

Q: What do you think is the most important quality you need to have for success? The most important quality to obtaining success is to show up and play the game.  Success to me, is obtaining the company’s goals while achieving my own personal goals simultaneously.  Performing the daily tasks of my role is the easy part of my job, while playing the game is the hard part.  Knowing and understanding people’s behavior, winning people to understand my way of thinking, being a leader, being a good listener and letting others do a great deal of the talking are a few functions of me playing the game.

Q: What do you value most in a job? What I value most in a job is having as close to a 1:1 ratio on challenge/reward.  What I mean by that is, being fairly compensated (ie. salary, PTO, benefits, rewards, activities)  for the challenges or roles assigned and completed.  I see an employer/employee relationship as a longstanding sales process.  Initially we come together and I answer the company’s request to accomplish a select set of services for compensation, then over time more services are asked for and compensation/pricing will change on the package you originally purchased with me.  I want to be in a WIN/WIN relationship with my employer (i.e. as close to a 1:1 ratio on challenge/reward).  I like to be challenged at my work, it drives me to become a better person and employee.

Q: What is your most treasured possession? My most treasured possession is my Bernese Mountain Dog named Mister.  He is an awesome dog!! #nuffsaid #wuffsaid

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement? My greatest achievement is knowing through my life choices I have made my parents proud.

Q: Have any “hidden talents” ? I am unaware, as they are hidden.

Q: If Renodis were a TV show, which character – from any sitcom, drama or reality show (of any time period) – would represent you? Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld “Giddy up”. Kramer is straightforward and honest, goofy, quirky, and caring.

Congratulations Phil! Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Keep on dancin’!

phill and craig1

 

Renodis is looking forward to participating in and supporting A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s 2016 GOLF CLASSIC at Deer Run Golf Club, 8661 Deer Run Dr, Victoria, MN on Friday, June 10th!

Agenda

  • 11:30 am: Registration and Silent Auction open
  • Noon: Lunch buffet available, driving range open
  • 12:50 pm: Find your cart
  • 1 pm: Shotgun start
  • 5-6 pm: Happy Hour (free beer and soda)
  • 6 pm: Steak or Chicken Dinner hot off the grill!
  • 7 pm: Event finishes, but feel free to stay until the club closes at 10 pm

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is able to provide $150,000 research fellowships to doctors and scientists who have devoted their careers to improving the 17% survival rate for lung cancer. We also provide rides and companionship to those who face lung cancer alone.

Want to join in the fun? Visit the event website to learn more: http://abreathofhope.org/event/4th-annual-golf-classic.