January 30, 2013 19 Comments
I am stepping away from my role at Sprouter.
It’s been over a year since we were acquired by Postmedia and I look forward to seeing the community grow under their leadership.
It’s hard not to be nostalgic as this chapter closes, as the past few years have been an incredible journey.
I’ve been privileged to travel to many far-flung places, meet incredibly talented people and forge friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
I’ve learned so much that it seems trivial to try to put it into words… From building products to growing brands… from determining strategy to leading teams… from idea to execution, through triumph and failure.
It has been the most terrible, humbling, amazing, stressful, fantastic, exciting, maddening, wonderful, horrible, exhilarating experience one could ever have – and the most amazing education one could ever hope for.
My perception, philosophy and person are forever changed.
My time as a founder has brought forward an acute sense of self-awareness and resilience that I am immensely grateful to have discovered. It has also revealed to me the single greatest asset of any organization: the people.
I have had the distinct privilege of working alongside an amazing group of individuals. People I’ve come to respect, admire and appreciate deeply. It has been outrageously humbling to have such talented people believe in my vision and work tirelessly to bring it to fruition. Our shared battle scars are representative of the unfathomable bond that comes from toiling together in the trenches.
As I step away from Sprouter to move forward with a new idea, I’d like to sincerely thank those who have given so much of their time, effort and support to get us to where we are today. I am truly indebted for your unrelenting dedication, passion and loyalty. Thank you for bravely defying the odds, ignoring the critics and always believing in the possibility behind “what if”…
And finally – thank you to the entire Sprouter community. Thank you for rallying behind us, for sharing in our vision and letting us be a part of your own startup journeys. I wish you all continued success and know that the team at Postmedia will endeavor to serve you well.
I am looking forward to re-joining the startup ranks, rolling up my sleeves and starting the cycle all over again…
Here’s to the next adventure.