Joining Forces with Olliance Group

I wanted to let everyone know that as of today, I am joining Olliance Group as Senior Executive and Practice Manager of a new Online Community Practice. This practice will focus on helping companies realize business value from building and nourishing new communities, engaging with existing communities, and utilizing social media in comprehensive community strategies. This is essentially what I am doing now, but joining up with Olliance has some distinct advantages for me:

  • assistance with sales and business development
  • the ability to work on more large projects as part of the Olliance Group team
  • a focus on open source and technology clients
  • the challenge of growing their new online community practice.

Olliance Group is the leading open source business and strategy consulting firm, and they have been consulting with Fortune 500 enterprise clients for the past eight years with a focus on technology companies. I know several of the people at Olliance Group and have worked with them in the past, so I am excited to have the opportunity to work as part of their team. You can read more about our plans and more about the Olliance Group in the press release.

To avoid disruption to existing client engagements, I am going to continue working with existing clients under Fast Wonder LLC, so existing clients should not notice any changes in the work that we are doing together. I am very excited about this opportunity to join forces with a great team and am looking forward to working with some new and interesting clients.

Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be living and working from lovely Portland, OR and will continue to blog here on Fast Wonder. Please feel free to leave comments or contact me with any questions about this announcement.

17 thoughts on “Joining Forces with Olliance Group”

  1. So much for my theory that you were going to take over for Jeremiah Owyang at Forrester. πŸ˜‰

    Congrats on the new gig! Can’t wait to see what you make out of this opportunity.

  2. Congratulations… but will the new job put a cramp on those late night Whiffies visits? I don’t think you can survive more than a day or two without your Whiffies fix… have you thought this through?



  3. Thanks to everyone for the nice comments.

    Jason, I already have a detailed plan for managing whiffies visits with work, but it is way too complicated to disclose here. You don’t think that I would let work get in the way of pie, do you?

    Rick, I actually thought about the Forrester gig, but I think they want someone in the bay area. I also love the flexibility that I have with consulting, and I’m not ready to give that up yet (see above @whiffies reference) πŸ™‚

  4. Not much new to add here Dawn, except my congratulations – I’ve worked with the folks at Olliance before & I think it’s a perfect fit for you. Hope it goes well.


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