Big corporate world

January 18, 2006

In December, I accepted a job as an “Information Management Manager” for Janssen-Cilag, a pharmaceutical subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Primarily, my time will be spent scoping, designing and running implementation projects for a wide range of information management systems.

After pouring so much energy and time into Synop, and loving every minute of it, the decision of what to do next was very difficult. In the end, my decision came down to two things: emotional energy and inflection points.

Starting a company requires a huge level of commitment, self-belief and emotional energy. So close to the Synop experience, and with a lot less naivety to hide behind, I didn’t feel ready to jump back in.

Starting Synop straight out of uni, my career has been dominated by the entrepreneurial experience. But, despite doubts about my ability to handle the frustration, my interest in the corporate world has always been strong. This was the perfect time for a complete change and it was only going to get harder to make the switch later.

So far, I’m loving it.