We are already 11 days into 2018, but I cannot let 2017 slip too far behind me in the rearview mirror without first showing my gratitude, kudos and more.
This past year Mereo celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
This was an incredible milestone for our team, and I am grateful for each client and interaction that has allowed us to do what we love for 10 years that, broken down, looks like:
- 521 (roughly) weeks of aligning sales and marketing teams.
- 3,650 days of fostering relationships with sales and marketing leaders and business visionaries.
- 87,600 hours of seeking to serve, in both a professional and personal capacity.
The anniversary offered a great opportunity to reflect on the goals of Mereo and how things have grown and evolved. Seek to Serve once had been a sentiment I heard my parents saying, and now it is the backbone of what Mereo stands for and who our principals are.
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Mereo continues to serve upstanding clients — and for that, I am so very grateful.
Let me first take the opportunity to highlight a sampling of the companies (as we cannot share everyone we work with publicly) Mereo had the privilege of partnering with for the first time in 2017:
- Adaptive Insights
- Heartland Payment Systems
- Ingram Micro
- TwentyEighty Strategy Execution
It has been an honor to be a part of your teams. We don’t take this responsibility lightly, and we look forward to another year of growth and success as we impart the true value of “seek to serve” to your organization.
This past year, Mereo made headlines with:
- Making the Top 50 Sales and Marketing Blogs list by Top Sales World
- My presentation for Top Sales Academy
- My speaking event at the B2B Marketing Forum in Austin
And I made a big move personally.
My family and I sold our home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and moved back to Austin, Texas, to be closer to family and to re-kindle friendships. This is also now where Mereo’s headquarters reside.
Overall, thank you to the clients I have had the opportunity to work with and befriend, Mereo principals both seasoned and new who uphold the seek to serve purpose and who multiply the efforts and calling of Mereo, and all the other people in-between who make my job such a blessing. Mostly, thanks to my beautiful bride, Stephanie, and our four gifts – I couldn’t hope for better teammates in life than our “Sic ‘em Six.” I treasure being your husband and dad and appreciate the freedom you give me to “be the first to serve and last to be served”!
2017 turned out to be a record-breaking year for Mereo, and I cannot wait to see what this year has in store.