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Change is good

I’ve purposely been laying low in recent months due to the significant changes that I foresaw coming both in my personal and professional life.

And now those changes are manifesting themselves, so I figured I’d share.

For starters, I have decided to leave my current role as head of search for HSN and take on a senior role with J.P. Morgan Chase, working to help build their burgeoning digital marketing group. It’ wasn’t an easy decision because HSN was doing some truly innovative things within the digital space and because I made some truly great friends and built some valuable professional relationships in my tenure. But at the same time, the Big Apple has been calling me and my wife back for some time and the opportunity that presented itself was truly profound on many levels.

For those of you that are based in the NYC area, feel free to reach out to me if you’d like to connect in person. I’m a big believer in building relationships in the real world, so I’m open to grabbing a bite to eat, etc. once I get settled in. Don’t be shy! Reach out.

Also, it worth noting that I’m taking advantage of this life pivot to expand the scope of this blog. I’ll definitely continue to touch on subjects relating to digital marketing and analytics, but I will take an opportunity to branch out into other subjects that I am passionate about including but not limited to:

  • programming and software development
  • mathematics, statistical analysis, and quantitative analysis (I believe the cool kids call it “Data Science”)
  • scientific research and experimentation
  • art & philosophy
  • non-profit and charitable causes
  • Being a father and a husband

I’m doing this partially because I just enjoy expressing myself regarding topics beyond the bounds of my current profession and partly I believe that enriching your mind by exploring varied domains will actually help you improve both your professional and personal standing in life.

If you were only here to read about search or digital marketing, then I apologize and I hope you’ll stick around. I promise to try and keep things interesting and insightful.


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  • http://twitter.com/notsleepy Tony Spencer

    Congrats on the new opportunity Hugo! I’m in the city often and would like to buy you a celebratory round once you’re settled.

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Tony and sounds like a plan!

  • http://www.alessiomadeyski.com/ Alessio Madeyski

    wow. change is good for sure. I’ll change path myself starting from september on. The willing to risk , to try something different, to challenge myself is too big and so I decided to…..yes, I decided to LIVE.

    congrats on your new role! cheers!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Alessio and I wish you well with your own upcoming change!

  • http://www.blindfiveyearold.com AJ Kohn

    Congrats Hugo. Sounds like a great move and I look forward to reading more since I completely agree about exploring varied topics.

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks AJ and glad to know someone wants to read the rambling thoughts in this mind of mine!

  • http://www.perfectlyplausible.com/ Iain Bartholomew

    Congratulations. Good things come to those who take chances instead of sitting back and waiting for the world to deliver them a living. All the best in NYC.

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Iain! And I definitely agree : )

  • dancristo

    Sign me up for lunch with Hugo

    • hugoguzman

      Fo sho!

  • LJB

    “There is nothing permanent except change”. Heraclitus

  • http://www.netsprinter.com Lyena Solomon

    Congratulations, Hugo, on all the exciting changes. New job is exciting, but moving to a place where you want to live is wonderful! Happy moving. If I am ever in NY, I would definitely let you know so we can grab some coffee.

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Lyena and definitely hit me up if you make it out to NYC!

  • http://twitter.com/jennita Jennifer Sable Lopez

    Congrats on the all the changes & the move. 🙂 I look forward to seeing what you have in store for the blog!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Jennifer! Whatever is in store for this blog, I’ll do my best to emulate your community building approach : )

  • http://twitter.com/dohertyjf John Doherty

    Welcome back to NYC, my friend! Excited to have you around!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks John! Looking forward to our next beer-induced philosophical conversation : )

  • http://jonrcooper.com/ Jon Cooper

    Congrats Hugo!! I’m really excited for you.

    Florida will miss you though!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Jon! Here’s to hoping that I can lure you to the Big Apple some day. Florida will miss you too, but I can guarantee you that the city will welcome you with open arms and boatloads of opportunity.

      • http://jonrcooper.com/ Jon Cooper

        You never do stop, do you :). If I ever find myself in NYC, you’ll be one of the first to know. Good luck!

        • hugoguzman

          Ha! I’m a hustler baby ; )

  • http://www.monicawright.com Monica Wright

    Congratulations Hugo, and to the entire family. Welcome back to the Northeast! This sounds like a great fit for everyone and I’ll keeping tabs on how it all evolves. I never feel comfortable unless things are changing and moving forward. I hope this means we’ll see more of you!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Monica! Hit me up when you make it into the city.

  • kristybolsinger

    Congratulations Hugo. Sounds like an incredible opportunity for you and the family both personally and professionally. Stretching and exploring. Always a positive 🙂 Good luck – I’ll look you up next time I’m in NYC!!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Kristy! My family and I are very excited. Definitely ping me the next time you’re in town!

  • http://twitter.com/jenastelli Jen Marie Robustelli

    Best of luck, Hugo! You’re welcome to stop by the Conductor office any time 🙂

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Jen and you know it!

  • http://twitter.com/danaditomaso Dana DiTomaso

    Congrats Hugo! Very exciting indeed.

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Dana!

  • http://twitter.com/AkvileHarlow Akvile Harlow

    Congrats, Hugo! That’s fantastic news!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Akvile!

  • http://searchmarketingwisdom.com alanbleiweiss

    One foot in front of the other – the scenery changes and we get to experience new things. Congratulations on the shift and having the willingness to recognize when it was time to make it!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks bud!

  • http://jfwhite.org/ James

    Congrats Hugo! That is fantastic news, and I’d love to buy you a beer in NYC!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks James and sounds like a plan!

  • http://twitter.com/nickroshon Nick Roshon

    Congrats Hugo!

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Nick!

  • http://twitter.com/TonyVerre Tony Verre

    Well, well! Sounds exciting and that an whole new path has opened for you! Congratulations, well deserved! 😀

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks bud! Hope all is well with you.

  • http://twitter.com/carmentortora Carmen Tortora

    Congrats Hugo! NYC is glad to have you back

    • hugoguzman

      Thanks Carmen! Glad to be back.

  • http://casiegillette.com Casie Gillette

    Congratulations on the job change and the move! East coast FTW! If you’re in Boston…well you know the drill. Congrats again!

    • hugoguzman

      For sure, Casie, and same goes if you make it down to my neck of the woods!z

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.chirtea Heather Chirtea

    Congratulations Hugo. Digital Wish’s board is seated in NYC, so if you get the philanthropic bug and want to engage with Digital Wish again, I’m in the city monthly and happy to meet.

    • hugoguzman

      Hi Heather! That’s great. I’m a huge fan of Digital Wish and would love to continue contributing. Will ping you ASAP.