IMGeospatial CEO Alexis Hannah Smith’s blog: Over the past while I’ve been chatting to Phil Cooper, an associate of mine in the GIS world. Unfortunately, his ex-employer Sterling Geo had recently gone to the wall, so I asked him if he’d like to consider joining IMG as our Chief Strategy Officer. He was more than happy to apply, and also suggested I contact his ex-colleagues, as they’re a great group of professionals and most were looking for employment. I wasn’t at all surprised he was interested in my offer, but what was unexpected was the way I’ve been able to work so rapidly to integrate a significant portion of Sterling Geo’s ex-employees into the IMG family. It’s caused quite a bit of gossip on the Geospatial and Remote Sensing grapevines I can tell you.