Notes from the President

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

One of the things we enjoy at Red Wing Software is the extremely low turnover of team members. To illustrate that point, the average tenure of our entire staff is slightly over 20 years. I attribute this longevity to the fact that we have an amazing group of people working together focusing on “Creating the Best Management Software Experience” for our customers. The downside to all of this is when someone reaches the point they want to retire; they take with them a vast amount of institutional knowledge.
One such retirement will take place at the end of the year. Jim Long, our CEO/CFO, has decided it is time to move on to other passions. Jim started with the company in September of 1990, so he has over 30 years of guiding Red Wing Software and making it the company it is today.
I have always learned a lot from everyone I have ever worked with, and in Jim’s case, I could write a book on the knowledge he has shared with me. Anytime I was at the point of jumping off a cliff, I could count on Jim to talk me off the ledge and help keep me grounded.
In addition to Jim’s high-level leadership of the company, as CFO and a CPA, he was a valuable resource for anything financial. He also helped determine the direction for new software products and enhancements to existing programs. While he has done a great job of transferring knowledge to the next generation of team members, they will greatly miss his leadership.
We wish Jim the best in his new stage of life, playing golf, enjoying his grandkids, and doing whatever he likes in his newly found free time. When the country gets back to normal, and travel becomes a little easier, we hope to see Jim and his wife back in Red Wing for some golf and comradery. Please join me in thanking Jim for his leadership over the last 30 years.
With the holidays in full swing, now is a good time to remember all the important people in our lives. On behalf of Red Wing Software, I want to wish a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and prosperous New Year to our families, customers, co-workers, partners, vendors, friends, and especially all the people that help keep us safe and free.
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