Cybersecurity Blog

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Welcome, Joseph Candelario, BEMO's Fifth Hire of 2021!

By Julia Chester on Dec 3, 2021 5:42:45 PM

The Marketing Team, which until this fall was a team of one, is growing by leaps and bounds! Come September, we were lucky enough to add Steve Gershik as our VP of Marketing and now we are welcoming our first ever BEMO intern: Joseph Candelario! Joseph joins our mighty team of two and will help with everything from content creation to implementing new marketing technology. 

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Welcome Diego Godoy, BEMO's Fourth Hire of 2021

By Julia Chester on Nov 19, 2021 11:35:54 AM

Please join us in welcoming Diego Godoy as our newest BEMO Team member! Diego specializes in Intune and Microsoft 365 Security and will be joining our Implementation Team, led by Christophe Koehl.  He will be joining us from Santiago, Chile!

A little about Diego:
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Welcome Steve Gershik, BEMO's Third Hire of 2021

By Julia Chester on Sep 3, 2021 5:57:47 AM

After months of preparation, sorting through hundreds of applications, and weeks of interviews, we are happy to announce that Steve Gershik has joined the BEMO team as our first-ever VP of Marketing! As a marketing pro, Steve will use his expertise to continue to engage, delight, and grow our BEMO customers. He will work with Julia in the Marketing Department and coordinate efforts across all of our BEMO teams.

So, who is Steve?

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BEMO ranks #1951 on the Inc. 5000!

By Brandon Lecoq on Aug 18, 2021 1:33:10 PM

Inc. Magazine publishes a yearly list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States called the Inc. 5000, and for the first time in our 11 years of business, BEMO has made the list. And not only did we "make" the list, but we ranked #1951 of 5000 companies!  

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Welcome Lauren MacBlane, BEMO's Second Hire of 2021

By Julia Chester on Jun 10, 2021 12:45:23 PM

Please help us in welcoming to the team Lauren MacBlane! Lauren is our newest BEMO team member and will be joining us as our second Customer Success Manager. She will focus on creating stellar relationships with our customers, helping them create long-term plans and keeping them happy as clams. Lauren will work closely with Domonic and Carol.

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Welcome Sylwia Chmielewska, BEMO's First Hire of 2021

By Julia Chester on Jun 3, 2021 5:03:26 PM

Sylwia is the newest addition to our BEMO team and we couldn't be happier to have her! Joining us as our Head of People, Sylwia will be a stellar addition to our Leadership Team and will spearhead our aggressive recruiting plan, seeking out the best of the best for BEMO. We are so pleased to have her on the team!

A little background on Sylwia:



Sylwia comes to the U.S. by way of her homeland of Poland. Sylwia and her husband arrived in Washington state for what they thought would be a short stint in Redmond when he was recruited by Microsoft. 17 years later, they are still living in Washington! Having gone to law school in Poland, Sylwia was drawn to the rules and order as well as the help Human Resources provides companies and their employees.

Luckily for us, HR is what brought her to know our CEO, Bruno Lecoq, and what brings them to work together again, all these years later at BEMO! While Washington has clearly created a place in Sylwia's heart, when asked where her favorite place on earth was, she replied "My parents' house". Family is important to Sylwia. Her favorite family tradition? "Eating dinner together every day. We laugh a lot during dinner". says Sylwia about herself, her husband, and their two kiddos, ages 13 and 7. Their bunny, Coco, and their fish, Sparkly, also add to the fun.

 

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Customer Interviews, Phase II: A Change Is Gonna Come, 10 Promises for 2020 and Beyond

By Julia Chester on Nov 6, 2020 4:51:32 PM

Earlier this fall, we had our final of 10 customer interviews. It was a process we began in summer of this year and one that was long overdue. With the last interview complete, we dove on in to the data, both qualitative (in-depth interviews) and quantitative (surveys). What did we find and thus, what change will come? Read along to find out.

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Welcome Christophe Koehl, BEMO's Seventh Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on Oct 30, 2020 4:53:28 PM

Christophe Koehl is our newest addition to the BEMO team! Christophe joins us as an Implementation Engineer. He is an expert in Autopilot and Intune deployment and will be a wonderful addition to our team (a statement we know is true because he has worked with Carol, Cata and Bruno in the past!). Christophe will work closely with Bruno, Mohamed, Cata and Harpreet of our Implementation Team. 

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The 12 Best Business Books That Made BEMO 3X Revenue in 2020

By Brandon Lecoq on Oct 16, 2020 3:06:31 PM

I'm a voracious consumer of books, whether it be reading them or listening to them, I probably consume 2-3 books per month and have done so for several years. I have consumed every popular business book ranging from startups, management, sales, marketing, etc. You name it I've probably read it. Most of these books have one or two key takeaways and the rest is fluff. However, there are 12 books that I keep returning to. 12 books that I've added umpteen sticky notes to, and have dogeared the pages and written comments in the columns. 12 books I often revisit. So, let's revisit them together!

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Customer Interviews, Phase I: We Asked, You Answered

By Julia Chester on Sep 25, 2020 6:24:09 PM

When I joined BEMO, six months ago now (!), I was curious about our customers. Working in Marketing, I spent very little time actually interacting with them, yet our blog, our vision, everything we do is meant to revolve around them. You see the disconnect, right? Certainly my comrades at BEMO could tell me about our customers and advise me, but talking about swimming and catapulting off the high dive are two different things. So, I dove right in.

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Welcome Sakshi Tomar, BEMO's Sixth Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on Sep 18, 2020 12:25:04 PM

We are happy to announce that Sakshi Tomar has joined the BEMO team! Sakshi will be our first hire solely dedicated to Technical Support. She will help our customers navigate issues and utilize the full potential of their tools. She will work both with the Implementation and the Customer Success teams!

A little to share about Sakshi:

Sakshi hails from India where she lives just ten minutes from one of our other team members, Harpreet Singh, who is a good friend of hers. 

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Our 23 Employee Benefits: The Final Outcome

By Julia Chester on Sep 11, 2020 5:02:28 PM

UPDATE, January 2021: When we first published this post last fall, 2020, we mentioned it would be updated as our benefits were update. Now's the time! Check out what's new in the world of BEMO benefits (hint: it's amazing 👏).



We started our BEMO benefits discussion earlier this summer and now, come early fall, the votes are in, the revisions have been made and...

It's time for to reveal the final outcome.

So, what are our BEMO benefits now? Read along to find out.

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We Ranked The 23 Team Member Benefits As A Company

By Julia Chester on Sep 4, 2020 11:09:23 AM

Earlier this summer, our CEO and CFO asked all of our BEMO employees to participate in a week-long brainstorm. "A week-long brainstorm? About what?" you might wonder. Our employee benefits. So, brainstorm we did. This blog will discuss the next step we endeavored upon as a team: voting on the brainstormed benefits. 

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Welcome Domonic Lastoria, BEMO's Fifth Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on Sep 2, 2020 12:05:43 PM

Domonic is the newest addition to our BEMO team. He will be joining us as our Customer Success Manager in order to build long-term relationships with our current customers and keep them delighted! Domonic will work closely with Brandon, Julia and Josh.

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Our 23 Future Team Member Benefits (To Be Implemented by December 2023)

By Brandon Lecoq on Aug 21, 2020 8:26:33 AM

"Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first." Simon Sinek

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Welcome Carol Bubar, BEMO's Fourth Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on Jul 31, 2020 7:30:02 PM

Welcome to BEMO, Carol! Carol Bubar has joined BEMO as our newest team member and we couldn't be happier. Carol works as our Operational Excellence Manager, ensuring that BEMO runs as beautifully as a Swiss watch. Carol will be working closely with the entire team, optimizing sales and engineering operations to ensure that our customers are happy and we achieve all of our long and short-term initiatives.

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10 Challenges of Managing Your Virtual Team (and 10 WFH Solutions)

By Brandon Lecoq on Jul 12, 2020 7:32:20 AM

Whether you're starting a remote company from scratch or you're trying to transform your current business into running more smoothly while people work from home, you'll find that operating a remote company has different challenges than a traditional office operation. In the list below we outline some of the most common challenges of remote companies with solutions that we use. Why care about what we have to say? BEMO is a 100% remote company since 2010, so this work from home stuff hasn't changed a thing for us.
 
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Welcome Josh Franklin, BEMO's Third Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on May 29, 2020 6:45:10 PM

Josh is our newest BEMO team member and comes to us by way of Houston, Texas! Josh will join us as a Cloud Solutions Specialist, providing full-scope cloud consultations to our small and midsize businesses as well as to our education, government and non-profit customers. He'll be working closely with Brandon and Julia.

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Welcome Julia Chester, BEMO's Second Hire of 2020!

By Brandon Lecoq on Apr 6, 2020 1:09:58 PM

Julia is our latest addition to the BEMO team by way of Alaska! She will work closely with Brandon as an Inbound Marketer, bringing fresh content to your fingertips!

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Welcome Mohamed Sekrane, BEMO's First Hire of 2020!

By Brandon Lecoq on Jan 30, 2020 5:49:58 PM

Mohamed is our newest addition to BEMO! He is joining our team as an Implementation and Support Engineer and will work closely with Cata, Harpreet, and Bruno. He is very customer-centric, so we're especially happy to have him!

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Welcome Catalin Alaci, BEMO's latest hire!

By Brandon Lecoq on Aug 1, 2019 3:35:19 PM

Cata is our newest addition to BEMO. He is joining Bruno and Harpreet on the implementation team as a Cybersecurity Engineer. Cata has known the founders, Joel and Bruno for a very long time; having worked together in Microsoft's Hardware division in the late 1990's. In fact here's a picture I dug up of them below in 1998!

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