It is amazing what nCrowd has accomplished since May of 2011 when I joined the company. At that time we were active in two cities and using an off the shelf e-commerce platform. Today we are a leader in the local commerce market with sales from Boston to Honolulu, have built a proprietary platform (along with a few mobile apps), and taken on the role of consolidator in this young industry. Leading our development, sales, and marketing teams over the past two and a half years has been a very rewarding experience. It has been fun. It has been challenging. We have accomplished a lot. I am extremely proud of how far nCrowd has come during my time with the company. 2013 was a record sales year.
However, it seems to me that I have done all I can do for the company. To quote Keith Rabois.
"Every day matters. And it is better at this point for me to be doing something different every day."
While I remain excited about the opportunity before nCrowd I will be leaving the company in the near future.
I will be forever grateful to Alan Taetle for introducing me to Brian Conley and having the conviction to lead our Series A. I am thankful to Brian for his confidence in bringing me on board to expand the business, the faith he showed in me when he increased my responsibilities, and his graciousness in handling my decision to leave. I am thankful to every member of the team that I had an opportunity to work with, learn from, and share a laugh.
But it's time to move on.
Every end is a new beginning. I will be writing about my next adventures soon.