For the most part I have nothing but appreciation for all the time I spent at the company. Sure enough, things were not perfect (or I'd still be working for them), but I was allowed to learn and grow, to do amazing stuff and with the experience of trying to build a multi-billion worldwide company almost from scratch.
Amongst the things I've gained I depart with some good and lasting friendships, some of whom left the company before I did, some are still there. I wont name you (because I would certainly forget about someone and hurt some feelings), but you certainly know who you are.
Final tip of the hat goes to David. He was my mentor within the company, the one to deposit quite a bit of confidence in a South American dude he barely knew and the one providing all the opportunities to do fun things. I have nothing but appreciation for you.
So, what's next for me?
I've decided to make the jump and join a startup company called AbilTo. In words of our own website Abilto:
[was started] in 2008 with the mission of providing a better option for millions of people seeking to overcome the difficulties resulting from commonplace behavioral disorders and life transitions.
That means that I'll be hopefully applying my knowledge to connecting people at various life crossroads with a little help to get them past the bumpy road from my humble position of VP of Web Operations.
In practical terms that means that all web development and marketing will ultimately fall under my responsibility.
I'll also devote more time to my Digital Marketing & Social Media consulting gig. I will certainly keep myself busy.
What this all means for the readers of this blog is that I'll keep posting about the same things I have not been writing about plus some more new and interesting stuff.
I can hardly wait.