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Posted 9 years ago by Adam Gautsch

Jim Ciallella is his name (or Jimmy C. for short). Evan and I have both known Jim six or seven years. I knew him mainly as Jim, the guy with a bar in his apartment. Evan knew him as the kid in computer science that made everyone else jealous because the work was so easy for him. “All you have to do is think about it,” was and is Jimmy C's mantra and we couldn't be happier that he is thinking about problems for OrangeCoat full time now.

Over the last four years Jim has worked for the Cliffs Communities. During that time we all remained good friends. I can't tell you the number of calzones and pitchers of Kashimer IPA we've had at Barley's talking about business, big ideas, and making off-color jokes. These meals have been one of my biggest pleasures while living in Greenville. Both Jim and Evan stretch the way I think and always make for fun arguments. I've found myself yelling at the top of my lungs in a crowded bar, 'it's not about being fucking happy.' This over a discussion on whether people really are better off today than they were 100 years ago. I said, yes they are, and I'm right.

We've gone back and forth over everything from paying off your mortgage early to getting a MBA to recycling. During all these discussions one thing has been clear, every decision Jim makes he makes because he's thought it through completely. Jim measures three times and cuts once. Evan and I both trust him completely and we are ecstatic that he is part of OrangeCoat.

Business in general over the last few months has given us a couple of sharp and painful growing pains. That being said, it was all needed and with Michael and Jim both on board now, we have the base team that we've always wanted.

Things are about to get real fun. Stay tuned.

10 Comments

Jimmy ~ 9 years ago

Bear...Don't screw this up...You don't get to have a team around you like this often

Bobby ~ 9 years ago

Except the Flying Burritos and the Spurgeons Foundation squad that lost in OT...

Adam Gautsch ~ 9 years ago

Yes, the Flying Burritos was indeed a special group of people. In fact, as far as intramural sports go, we were far and away the best logoed team ever. Of course, my biggest contribution to the FB, besides the name, was implementing the strategy of fouling some frat squad that was running a four corners offense the entire second half, ending with me ripping some kids shirt because the ref wouldn't call a foul, and then being called bush league by the other team after the game.

Good times.

Susan ~ 9 years ago

Congrats to all involved!

Parcho ~ 9 years ago

One more and you've got a basketball team.

Bobby ~ 9 years ago

That kid's insult was terrible since none of us even knew what Busch League meant. He said it, and we all kind of looked around at each puzzeled. I even think Bear asked for clarification.

Adam Gautsch ~ 9 years ago

@Parcho: In theory yes, but we wouldn't be very good. That is unless number 5 was Shaq.

@Bobby: I knew what Bush League meant.

olivier ~ 9 years ago

You aren't a trinity anymore?!?!

Not even a triumverate?

Adam Gautsch ~ 9 years ago

@Olivier: Our goal is to be Pentavirate not a triumverate. We will meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows.

It will be great.

Susan ~ 9 years ago

The fifth member must have wee beady eyes and a smug look on his face. He must put an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it fortnightly. Web skills are secondary to this.

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