Today marks the last day of my eight year journey as CTO of Zenput. For these past eight years I have dedicated my life to this company, our customers, the friends who’ve joined, and the friendships forged along the way. From the humble beginnings around my dining room table with just Vladik and myself trying to convince our friends to join (all of you are still here!) to a multinational corporation doing eight figures in revenue, this has truly been one of the most exciting and challenging projects of my lifetime.
As many of you have heard me say over the years, my goal has always been to make myself replaceable. That’s a statement that I made at the founding of this company and one that I stand behind today. It has taken the better part of a decade to get here but now that I am completely confident in the company’s future success that I can safely say my mission has been accomplished.
I would like to thank all of you Zenputers for making this possible. Without your capable hands and leadership I would never be able to step away from operating. If there’s one thing I’d like you to take away from my departure it’s that you are great at what you do. It’s that greatness and sense of agency that you all have that has allowed me to move on to pursue other personal endeavors. Thank you.
As for me, I will remain on the board and be available to help whenever and wherever needed but for the time being I am going to retire in the foothills of Sonoma. Maybe one day I’ll build another team half as good as this one but until then you’ll find me working with my hands on the ranch.
As for all of you, you’ll continue to build, market, and sell the most robust execution operating system for public health and safety in the world with empathy, curiosity, and systems thinking [our company values]. I’ll be cheering from the sidelines and helping from a board level wherever necessary. Although my time as an operator here is over, my commitment to achieving a positive outcome for our customers and ourselves has never been stronger.
I wish you all the best of luck and enjoy the rest of the journey!