16 years, 5 months, and 8 days ago I made a big leap in my career. I left my corporate job working as a Director at a wireless network operator to go into business with two partners. I had a 1 year old and my wife was pregnant with our second child. We were trying to sell our first house in time to close on a new house we were at risk of losing our earnest money on. My parents and my in-laws thought I was crazy. Why on earth was I leaving a secure well paying job at a well known Fortune 100 company to start up a new company.
I never felt more secure in my life. I always wanted to pursue an entrepreneurial journey. I was confident and what better time than early in my career and my family’s existence to take the risk?
We were hoping to make some noise as an RF engineering consulting company specializing in advanced wireless technologies. If we could make a difference for a few clients and make a living at it for three years, we would be happy.
16 years, 5 months, and 8 days later, Centerline Solutions is a self-performing full turnkey solutions provider with 10 offices across 9 states. I guess it turned out alright.
I couldn’t be happier with how the last 16+ years have gone.
But it’s time. It’s time to turn the page to the next chapter. I’m taking the next year to explore new opportunities. Working on some side projects I’ve neglected to pursue. Brushing the dust off on several ideas I’ve jotted down in the middle of the night while my mind was wondering.
No regrets. No hindsight. Looking forward to having a blank sheet of paper to write the next chapter on.