Looking Forward to Big Changes in 2010
It has been quite a year – a good year considering the broad financial turmoil of 2009. Many goals have been accomplished but perhaps the greatest accomplishments for me have been professionally at WTC – a company I have had an active hand in since its earliest days.
Over the last year the number of customers, the amount of revenue, and the degree of stability (both financially and technically) has increased dramatically. It is a completely different company than 12 months ago with serious traction. My role in that progression was in my opinion minor and I chalk the success up to the absolutely stellar team that makes the company run now. I could not be more satisfied or proud of what has been accomplished and could not be happier or more complementary about the team that has gathered around it.
Those facts make it difficult and potentially confusing to mention my decision to step way from an active role in the company. I will still be involved as an adviser, supporter, and proud evangelist but will no longer be actively contributing to the technical development or operations of the company. This change is being made slowly over the next month or two to ensure the transition is smooth and I genuinely believe the company is going to be a great example of success for Atlanta.
What is next for me?
I am joining another startup in Atlanta working on an utterly different product. The founders consist of guys I worked with for years in the undergraduate computer labs at Georgia Tech and the technology is around areas I am very passionate about – those that I was focused on as a student before jumping at a chance to help take WTC off the ground as an early engineer. This opportunity combined with the strides made in the last year to put WTC in a stable, growing position are the reasons for this decision.
Needless to say 2010 should be interesting, I am looking forward to it. I’ll be trying to keep this blog a bit more active as well. I had a few posts in 2009 that really took off and hope to give it more attention in 2010.