Tom Schmidt

Tom’s company headquarters is over 5 hours away, so after a noble attempt at working from home, he decided it was time to get out of the house and work among other human beings. In addition to being his office away from his office, HUDSON serves as the perfect meeting place for clients and co workers visiting the Milwaukee area.

As a remote project manager, why HUDSON?

I just started doing a lot more work from home, switching from mostly travel to part travel and working from home. The small desk in the corner just wasn’t cutting it for me; I was going a little stir crazy. It gave me a place that I could go to and experience more of a normal workplace environment. My home office is outside of Minneapolis, so majority of my co-workers go into the office everyday whereas I live here in Milwaukee and there’s no one. It’s nice to be able to come and visit with people here and get a little socialization.

How do you host out of town colleagues at HUDSON?

I’ve had a few meetings on the lower level in the main area in the conference rooms up in front as well as one of the smaller conference rooms next to the board room. It’s been great. I have co-workers come into town from time to time. I don’t have to worry about having my apartment clean and we don’t have to go to a restaurant. We have a professional place to come and hang out for the day while they’re in town.

How does HUDSON support your networking needs?

One of the other parts I enjoy is the social aspect of being here. The networking opportunities are endless, whether it’s the speakers that come in to talk about a subject that might be pertinent to you or teach you a new skill, or just even to kick back, socialize and network with other professionals that are here. I didn’t think that I was going to work with as many people