Sunhill Software was a short-lived spinoff from VCommerce (eventually purchased by Axway in a series of buyouts) where I worked with several ex-Saleslogix employees in 2004. Finding this business card at the bottom of a desk drawer was eerie as I'm packing my stuff for the new house.

I volunteered for the Avnet layoff (the rest of my team got axed), collected my severance on a Friday, flew to the DEFCON conference in Vegas, and started at Sunhill on Monday. It marked a sea change in my thinking, risk aversion and career, it was the start of my contracting phase from 2004 to 2014.