A little over 4 years ago, I joined The Paciello Group and the last 4 years have been nothing short of incredible. At The Paciello Group, I made lifelong friends and got to do great work. TPG was the first place I worked where there was a universal appreciation and respect across the board. Mike Paciello and the other partners at TPG treat everyone like family, not employees and fostered a great atmosphere in which to work. Internal culture is the most important contributing factor to whether or not you’ll enjoy or loathe your job and the culture at TPG has been amazing.
The Paciello Group has always been supportive of Tenon as well. My co-workers at TPG regularly use it and give me feedback on what I can improve, and some TPG employees were some of the first paying customers because they wanted to support me.
As time has gone on and Tenon has become more popular, the strain of working two full-time jobs has certainly taken its toll. I’ve reached full burnout more than once during the last few years. It became obvious that at some point I’d have to leave TPG if Tenon was to succeed. June 30, 2017 is my last day at The Paciello Group and I’m switching my single full-time effort to Tenon.
I’m both terrified and excited at what the future holds. One thing is for sure, I’m not done with this Accessibility thing just yet. There’s important work to do. I will be offering accessibility consulting services, audits, VPATs, training, and development.