Andre Durand

Discovering life, one mistake at a time.

Archive for May, 2012

Red Herring Top 100

May 24, 2012 By: Andre Category: Life

I had the pleasure of being nominated and competing on behalf of Ping Identity for a spot in the Red Herring Top 100 awards this week and I’m happy to say — WE WON!

I also had the opportunity to visit with Alex Vieux, CEO of the Red Herring and get this photo accepting the award. Alex is making a difference in the tech and entrepreneurial community with his work here. And I could sense that he was not only deeply passionate about the companies he invited to present but that he was tirelessly dedicated to making a difference in society through his contribution.

Marathon. Check

May 23, 2012 By: Andre Category: Life

Jennifer Dragstedt, a friend from work inspired me to sign up for the Colfax marathon. I’ve told myself forever there was no way I could ever run a marathon. Flat footed, short bow legs, Pineapples for calves, shin splints and top heavy.

But I’ve learned something in the past 5 years of boot camp. You can push your body to do amazing things. That doesn’t mean you’ll do well, relatively speaking, but can you finish, absolutely.

That’s Bill Douglas running next to me. He’s never run more than 10 miles, and he signed up 4 days before the event. Crazy. Yea, love it.


Halloween 2013

May 01, 2012 By: Andre Category: Life

Ok, I’ve figured out my costume. It should only take me two months to build. Funny thing is, my oldest daughter (9) is looking to outdo me this year. And she won’t tell me what it is. She’s not competitive at all. This should be interesting.