2022年2月12日,星期六 2022年2月12日
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前达拉斯牛仔蒂米·纽瑟姆(Timmy Newsome)着眼于他的Newtec商业解决方案在全国范围内的扩张

前一个后卫当前牛仔队吉尔勃勃打造他夏天的工作时发现了他对计算机科学的热情。
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消息ome racked up 3,000 scrimmage yards and 30 touchdowns in nine seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. 由Newtec Business Solutions提供

自从20世纪80年代为托尼·多塞特和赫歇尔·沃克铺设跑道以来,前达拉斯牛仔后卫蒂米·纽瑟姆已经取得了长足的进步。作为总部位于达拉斯的Newtec Business Solutions公司的创始人兼首席执行官,Newsome正在开创自己的计算机科学之路。就在他即将在温斯顿-塞勒姆州立大学(Winston Salem State University)主修一年级时,这股热情刚刚燃起。

“我想对自己,”我不会很长时间踢足球,所以我会有另一个技能,'“Newsome告诉D首席执行官. “In line for registration, I thought I was going to major in health and physical education, but I struck up a conversation with a guy in front of me who told me he was going to major in business administration and minor in computer science. I found that intriguing, so right before it was my turn to register, I changed my path.”

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消息ome

这是一个谈话,形状的新闻阵线的生命和职业道路,导致他对专家草案和前达拉斯牛仔副总裁吉尔布朗特的副总裁。但是,Newsome通过NFL和进入C-Suite的旅程开始于北卡罗来纳州Ahoskie的领域。

Newsome的父亲是一位机修工,一天举办阳台站和一个农民 - 所有其他时代,养烟草,大豆和花生。通过炽热的夏日,新闻阵线和他的五个兄弟姐妹耕种土地,夜晚,年轻的,缺乏尺寸的运动员在实践 - 是橄榄球,篮球或棒球。他的母亲像许多其他成年家庭成员一样,是一名学校老师。而且因为它,新闻统一的父母于1966年取得了罕见的举动。

纽索姆说:“三年级时,在布朗诉教育委员会的裁决被撤销短短几年后,我的父母就把我和我的兄弟姐妹送进了一所全白人学校。”。“我的整个家庭都是教育工作者,所以他们看到的问题是,我的三年级老师将成为亲戚,我的四年级老师将成为亲戚,我的五年级或六年级老师将成为亲戚。”

他作为班上唯一一个黑人孩子的经历一点也不艰难,尽管他仍处在民权时代。“我爱我的学校,”纽索姆说。“我每天都会骑车穿过白人社区进入学校;我没有任何问题。我想我的父母把我置于那种境地,是因为他们想让我自己闯出去。”

而这正是纽索姆所做的,因为他从温斯顿·塞勒姆那里获得了一份奖学金,可以扮演《跑回》。尽管在高中的大部分时间里都是防守后卫,但纽索姆还是在哈佛商学院结束了他的职业生涯,成为学校和会议历史上有史以来最抢手的选手。

纽索姆承认:“在我最疯狂的梦想中,我从未想过自己会在大学里成为如此出色的跑步者,因为我想打防守。”。“我甚至没有击败任何人,当然,为开始的工作。有一个周六下午的练习,在跑回来后又跑回来了。一个家伙脱臼了他的肩膀,另一个家伙扭伤了他的脚踝,另一个家伙撕裂了他的膝盖韧带。所以,我在这里,一个180磅的大一新生,字面上是第四个在深度图表上当一天开始了,现在我被推到了开始的位置。”

纽索姆从未回头。然而,当他在本赛季大一的最后一场比赛中第二次撕裂ACL时,他确实很期待。“受伤让我有时间思考我想在体育和学术上做什么,”他说。“因为当时我的足球队甚至没有举重,我就回家过暑假。当然,我回到父亲的农场工作,那年夏天我告诉他我再也不回来农场工作了。我遵守了这个承诺。”

Despite piecing together four record breaking years at Winston-Salem, Newsome thought the NFL was a pipe dream. “Players going to the NFL from Winston-Salem just was not happening in those days,” he says. That was until NFL execs rang his phone off the hook. “I was traveling all over the country to workout,” Newsome recounts. “I went to Dallas, New York twice, San Diego, Seattle, and a couple other places.”

在草案日,堪萨斯城称为报刊。“如果你在那里,我们会在第四轮带你,”他记得被告知。新闻统一在第四轮队。但堪萨斯城在第三次挑选了不同的跑步。他一路走进第六轮,吉尔勃勃的布兰特和达拉斯牛仔队接受了他的意图,意图将他转换为全面。

“This is Gil Brandt, we just drafted you in the sixth round, you’re going to have a star on your helmet,” Brandt told Newsome, as the young prospect shook with reverence on a dorm room pay phone. “We’ll call you in a couple days and have you come to Dallas for a meet and greet and talk to the press.” That was the end of the call and the beginning of a nine-year career in Dallas.

新闻汇报赢得了运行背部的薪酬清算路径,并占3000多码和30个达阵,但他与Brandt Off现场的关系被证明是持久的工资。

When Newsome and Brandt first met in person, the two clicked. They talked draft and in-game analytics, the science that goes into the game of football, and much more. “It was everything I studied at Winston-Salem,” Newsome says.

他的新秀合同是3万美元。这与第六轮选手今天获得的60万美元的薪酬相差甚远。因此,在他的新秀赛季后,他与布兰特会面,讨论了获得暑期工作的可能性,这在当时对所有职业运动员来说都是一件平常的事。

“Gil got me a job working for a company called Shared Financial Systems,” Newsome says. “And what I did there was sell computer software to banks. Specifically middleware software that sits in between the ATM machine and the bank.”

He worked from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. every day in the offseason, then would drive straight from work to the old Cowboy’s HQ on Forest Lane to get in a workout. It was a definitive summer for Newsome, as he was able to find his passion in computer software while bulking up for year two in the league.

“但那个夏天之后,我记得去吉尔的办公室给他看我足球的工资存根和科技的工资存根,”纽索姆说。“我说,‘看看这两个之间的区别……请告诉我为什么我要踢足球。’吉尔告诉我,‘你忘了吗?我给你两份工作。’”

新闻汇报在三个月内为共享金融系统合同制作了50,000美元。在他的第三个赛季在银色和蓝色之后,Brandt撕毁了他的合同。他的基础薪水从30,000美元上升到300,000美元。后卫从未质疑为什么他再次踢足球。

But come 1989, the Cowboys experienced an organizational shakeup. Jerry Jones bought the team, Jimmy Johnson assumed the head coaching role, and a fullback by the name of Daryl Johnston waltzed into the building. “Deep into the preseason, I had a conversation with Joe Brodsky, our running backs coach, and Jimmy and Joe tell me, ‘Well, you’re not going to be a starter anymore.'” And the time came for Newsome to hang up his cleats and focus on technology full-time.

He went back to work for Shared Financial Systems for three years before realizing he could do this software development thing on his own.

纽索姆说:“当时我正在开发选民登记和选举系统的软件。”。“我想,现在是组建自己公司的好时机,那是1991年9月Newtec Business Solutions的诞生。在我的公司,我决定在批发和分销行业开发软件。”

消息ome poured roughly an entire year’s salary with the Cowboys into founding his company. He hired four employees to start developing software, and the wind hit his sails. During the early years, the company offered software development for wholesale and distribution for businesses, such as The National Dental Network and Jackson’s Furniture.

在Newtec Business Solutions的整个生命周期中,Newsome从开发软件转向销售软件,如今致力于软件集成。Newsome说:“我们做的是IP语音,它附带的软件,以及在基于互联网的世界中保护环境所带来的安全性。”。“我们所做的更具创造性的事情之一是,我们将三个校园的环境作为一所学校,并将校园连接在一起,这样学生们就可以相互协调和合作。”

Always looking forward, Newsome is now working to expand his offerings outside of Texas, with a renewed focus on how the business world has evolved. “As the pandemic begins to wane, customers have began to rethink how they want to do business,” he says. “I just had one customer do a tremendous downsizing. They had a 10,000-square-foot office space, but now their workforce is going to be completely remote. So, we come in to create a more secure environment in employees’ homes. Homes were never structured to have that kind of business bandwidth, so we are rethinking how workers will communicate and work in their homes in the future.”

消息ome admits his company’s year-over-year growth has been relatively calm throughout the pandemic, but the former Cowboy believes he has come upon the year that will propel him from Newtec’s past 30 years into the next 30. And his national expansion begins with a client-first mindset. “I’m the kind of person that will sleep on the floor at night in a client’s office to solve a problem in the programming world,” he says.

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