Closer to Zero

"If I'd done it for the money I'd have been a fucking lawyer" -- Macklemore – Make the money

In May, after a quiet and overdue vacation, I resigned my position as Director of Engineering at Simply Measured to pursue new opportunities. I am immensely grateful to Adam, Aviel, and Damon for the opportunity to build and lead a team of amazing engineers and technologists.

In my career, I have been truly fortunate to work with absolutely brilliant minds. People I trust, and deeply respect, like family. I’ve also had a goal to get to what I like to call “employee zero”, founder. So, imagine my delight when I was presented an opportunity to work with people who are like family, and get one step closer to zero.

I have joined UserMind as its first employee. I am pleased and incredibly proud to be working with Michel Feaster again, whom I’ve known from the inception of what the press has liked to call “The Opsware Mafia” and had the pleasure to collaborate with in our tenure at Apptio, and Przemek Pardyak, a seasoned and successful CTO who will be leading UserMind’s engineering efforts, in creating a new breed of enterprise software. I’ve gotten the privilege over the past several weeks to watch the two of them begin to mold something out of nothing, and I feel honored to lend my hands to mold UserMind with them.

At the moment, this is the only external acknowledgement that UserMind exists, save from the titles on people’s Linkedin profiles and necessary corporate paperwork. However, we are building something special, and we’re actively looking for brilliant minds to join us. So, if you’re up for an adventure, let me know.

Stay hungry, stay foolish.

Jun 20, 2013