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Not all techies are the same. 

We’d like to introduce you to our MEET DCG series. Each month, we’ll present another one of our employees for you to meet so you can get to know the faces behind the computers here at Dynamic Consultants Group.  

First under the spotlight is the main cheese, the Head Honcho, our President, Dustin Domerese {pronounced Dahm-Er-eece}. Dustin enjoys playing the guitar, golfing, fishing and hunting…as well as running a company.

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Guide us through your career journey: How did you end up here?   

  • I was hired by a local Kansas City GP partner which brought me into the Dynamics world right out of college. My first project was working on .Net development with a new product Microsoft had just released called CRM. From there, I was able to gain experience with businesses doing consulting for CRM and ERP systems in both the Dynamics and SAP software spaces.  Afterwards, I worked with over 15 MS partners throughout my career while being able to start and run consulting practices. That brought me to where I am today at Dynamic Consultants Group.

What influenced your decision to create DCG?  

  • After many years working for partners I decided to start a company that was exclusively focused on the technology and empowering partners to give more to their clients. My goal is letting our clients know that our main focus is providing them with the best services for the best prices. That was the beginning of our white label partner offering. With 15 years in the business, I realized offering a service to create ease on Microsoft partners while providing them with our company expertise felt like a win-win for everyone.

What is your favorite Microsoft product that we offer and why?  

  • Microsoft Dynamics Customer Engagement is the platform that I believe fits every company in the world.  From the small business to the large enterprise there is a solution to empower every business to achieve more through technology. This product specifically allows an organized and centralized experience for storing data about all customers or prospects, I mean what company can’t benefit from that?

What is your most used emoji?  

  • I would have to say the thumbs up emoji.  I used to be a “K” guy to show approval and/or confirmation of something via quick message, but the thumbs up is my new favorite. 

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?  

  • Hmmm, well since it is almost Christmas I will pick “Blue Christmas”. 

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be?  

  • I would have to choose authentic Mexican Carnitas Tacos. They are the best.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?  

  • It would be from a manager at Kmart where I used to work, he told me, “If you are passionate about making toilet seat covers and you focus on becoming the best toilet seat cover maker in the world, you will live a life that is happy and you will never go hungry because there is always someone who needs the services of someone who is the best at whatever they do”.  It resonated with me and continues to stick with me through all my business endeavors. 

When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?  

  • Well, I am not ready to go just yet =-) there are still too many things I want to do on this earth. BUT, when I do, I want to be remembered as a person who impacted every person that they met in some small positive way. I think the character you strive to be is truly your best characteristic.  

What is your favorite item you’ve bought this year?  

  • My favorite item was more of an experience, but those are the best items to buy. We recently did a hunting vacation to Colorado with “the guys”. Memories last forever and it was worth it.

What would the title of your autobiography be?  

  • “Stuck On Purpose” – Often times in our life we feel stuck in something, whether it be a job, a relationship, a career, a friendship, or something else, but ALL this time, we are there for a reason and some purpose.  We never truly understand the full meaning of where we are at any point in our lives until that season is over.  I want to be able to reflect on those journeys and how I enjoyed every season of my life with a purpose.

Say you’re independently wealthy and don’t have to work, what would you do with your time?  

  • I think we all think about this question considering, how nice would that be? I would buy land and start a small dairy, horse, and agriculture farming operation that I could involve my kids and grandkids in.

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?  

  • Choosing apps that did not come with the phone I would choose “Instagram”, “OneNote”, and “Podcasts”.

What is your favorite time of the day and why?  

  • My favorite time of the day is the evening.  When the daily grind is mostly over I can then focus on the handful of “my” projects that I have going on.

What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?  

  • The weirdest food would be baked lamb brain over blood pasta and Dippin’ Dot faux gras.

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?  

  • It would be shoes.  I really hate shoe shopping.

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?  

  • They would be in charge of my phone to respond to my emails and text messages. It’s hard to keep up sometimes.

Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room?  

  • Funniest, if I ever think I am the smartest person in the room then I am probably not.

What would you most regret not having done by the end of your life?  

  • I hope I never have to regret it but, writing a book.  Not sure why, but I just want to write one.

If you could choose one age to be forever, what age would it be and why?  

  • I don’t want to be the same age forever.  There are so many amazing things that come at each phase of life.  I am excited to experience them all.

What’s your most interesting/embarrassing office story?  

  • I was working for a high-profile client on the 45th floor of a building on 5th Avenue in Manhattan and had spent most of the morning writing on the white board of their executive conference room.  This conference room was surrounded by a view of the city skyline on one wall and an exotic fish tank on three other walls.  My point is it was not your run of the mill conference room.  I noticed later in the day that I had been writing with a permanent marker rather than a dry erase marker all over their conference room white boards.  I spent the rest of the day scrubbing and finally getting the boards clean.  I was embarrassed to say the least.  A close second would be the day I was training a room full of students and had a waiter drop an entire tray of buffalo wings all in my lap at lunch.  The rest of the day was spent teaching in front of the room in buffalo sauce stained clothing.  The good news is we all have a story to tell now.

What motivates you in your career?  

  • My main motivation in this position is being able to watch this business grow and be transformed year-over-year, both positively and negatively, by technology.  I get to see firsthand things that work and things that don’t. Innovation is the key to this business.

How do you wind down after work?  

  • After days have concluded, I like to enjoy a cup of coffee while spending time on Twitter.

What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?   

  • I can “wing it” on almost anything software related, practice and trade shows help in that sense. However, speaking the best presentations have at least an hour of prep for every 10 minutes of talk.

What job would you be terrible at?  

  • Any job that requires “small talk” because I struggle at it.  It is honestly something I am constantly working to get better at. 

What would a “perfect” day look like for you?  

  • A perfect day would be anything that involves a crisp, cool outdoors day and a cup of coffee. Are you guys catching up to the trend of my love for coffee yet?

If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be?   

  • Winston Churchill. I want to understand more of how a person can make such an impact on history in such a short amount of time by simply being the same person they were all along.

See you next month on our second installment of MEET DCG!

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