A familiar face is joining the IX Solutions team today! Please join us in welcoming Emmanuel Granado as IT Consultant.
A team with diverse skill sets is a team likely to succeed. Although we’re all in IT, each of us has a distinctive background that brings a unique perspective into the work we do for our clients.
Take Emmanuel for example, the newest member of our team. Emmanuel launched his career in the broadcasting industry with a radio and television arts diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). For years, he worked in various production and news-gathering roles for Global TV across its Alberta branches before discovering a passion for IT.
How’s that for a wild career change?
Although the two industries are different, what Emmanuel is best at spans both worlds: working with high-performing teams to solve unique challenges toward a common goal.
When he kickstarted his IT career at Stantec as a desktop support analyst, Emmanuel went back to NAIT – a school he jokes he loved so much he attended twice – to achieve a second diploma in computer systems technology. Years later, he ended up taking a role at NAIT’s sister school, SAIT, where he worked as a systems support specialist. For the past several years, Emmanuel has gained valuable experience in a role at a national IT consulting firm before finally joining us today.
At IX Solutions, Emmanuel will consult with clients, assist with planning for major projects and support the team with technical delivery of services. He is passionate about acting as a trusted partner to help clients explore where technology fits in with their business goals.
“I’m most excited to have a new challenge to sink my teeth into,” says Emmanuel.
“I am very much looking forward to working with everyone on the team – some of whom I have had the pleasure of working with previously and have a deep professional respect for.”
In his free time, Emmanuel does freelance television work as a newscast director at one of Calgary’s television stations. He also flexes his creative side creating video content for a local non-profit organization.
Flames fans, brace yourself. Emmanuel may live in Calgary, but his loyalty lies with the Edmonton Oilers! So much so that he hosts an Oilers podcast, has an Oilers license plate, and either watches or listens to nearly every single Oilers game.
You can also find him exploring Calgary’s food scene or cruising the West Coast down to Vancouver or Seattle, some of his favourite destinations.