Well, it’s official: May 1st will be my last day with CloudHealth by VMware. It’s a bittersweet moment for me, bringing to a close an eight year chapter of my career. My journey started in 2012 when I left my job to start a company at the intersection of my two professional passions: cloud computing and IT management. Over the next several years, myself and the team would close our first customer, raise a first round of venture capital, struggle to get to product to market fit, achieve rapid growth, become one of Boston’s top growth companies, and eventually be acquired into a public company.
If there was a secret to our success, it was this: hire great people, find great customers, strive to drive customer value every day, be humble, and catch a few lucky breaks along the way.
So what’s next for me? Well, if I had a Magic Eight Ball, I think it would say: “Ask again later.” Kristin and I are new empty nesters about to make a move into the city. I’d like to take a couple months off for some much needed R&R (probability of success: 40%). And then, I plan to start thinking about writing my next chapter. But I will admit, I can’t seem to shake this idea ruminating in my head that there might be a business opportunity at the intersection of two emerging markets. Someone should investigate whether there is a disruptive opportunity there… 😉
Thanks for the journey & let’s stay in touch. After May 1st, I’ll be cheering for CloudHealth from the sidelines, so please make me proud. We swim in a small pond, so I look forward to our paths crossing again. All the best.
Founder & CTO
Sorry for not calling out the names of everyone who made CloudHealth what it is today. I started to do this in my first draft and realized there were just too many of us. 😀