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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. 

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
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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:
Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
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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.

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
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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.


Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
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Working for Microsoft vs. Working for a Partner

By Domonic Lastoria on Dec 11, 2020 5:38:07 PM

It's hard to believe it has already been 3 months since I joined BEMO as our Customer Success Manager. Prior to joining the team, I worked for the tech giant that is Microsoft for nearly a decade! In my time with them, I wore many hats, including multiple interim Program Manager roles at HQ in Redmond, WA for both the Windows and Office 365 teams. My final role was special: Cloud Technical Expert. "Why was it so special?" you ask? Not only did I get the honor of being be one of the first people in the role, but I also helped to create it! I've been lucky to have a great career filled with different roles and settings so let me share the highlights and differences between working for a partner like BEMO versus working for Microsoft.

Topics: Life at BEMO
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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.

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
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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. 

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
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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. 

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
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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.

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
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Life After Microsoft: What It’s Like to Work For a Microsoft Partner

By Josh Franklin on Sep 4, 2020 11:19:48 AM

Three months ago, I transitioned from my job as a Cloud Technical Expert at Microsoft, into a role as a Cloud Solutions Specialist with BEMOGoing from one side of Microsoft cloud sales to the other has been a very interesting experience, enough so, that I thought it worth sharing. So, in this blog, I’ll compare the various aspects of working for a giant corporation versus working for a much smaller company, so that anyone (maybe you?) who is looking to make the same type of change has a better idea of what to expect.

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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. 

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO