What our clients are saying about us!
My first impression of Chris was that he put his all into everything he does. I posted a job online and laid out exactly what I was looking for, the scope of the project and the role I was looking to fill. I included some details so applicants could get a reasonable idea of whether their skills fit what I was looking for. Ignoring the copy/paste submissions, I received about 60 real inquiries. Chris’s was immediately different from all of them. He wrote 1200 words about why he was the right person for the job, why his skills matched my needs and how he could contribute to the success of the project. I think I had made up my mind before I finished the email. I had to know what kind of work I would get from someone who put this kind of effort into applying for a job.
Once we got started it became very clear that I needed to expand Chris’s role. The division of labor was supposed to be me running the project and sending tasks to Chris. After talking to him about a few of my concerns he took on much more of a consulting role. It is a really good thing too. We avoided some seriously costly pitfalls because of his input. It became clear that we were going to have to get another company to improve their API in order to meet the client’s needs. I’ll say that again, in order to complete our project we forced another company to improve their product. Without Chris, I would have just assumed we could not do it the way I wanted. Chris not only figured out that their API did not work the way we wanted, but that it both could and should! I’ll admit that this project was a little more complicated, than most of my other projects, but having someone on the team who is imagining the many paths forward, concepting them out and balancing the pros and cons of each option is absolutely invaluable.Graham Swanson