I want to take a moment here to wish Jon Washburn ALL the very best in his new and future endeavors. Jon Washburn and Bob Stewart brought me into the rain, gave me shelter during the storm, then encouraged and supported me while I helped them build and grow this great network.
I owe a great deal of my experience and success to these guys for giving me the chance, for supporting me through thick and thin, and for bringing me on board to the AR team and family. I am forever grateful to them for letting me take deep root in the soil of this great community.
Thank you Jon for a wonderful journey! May all things good and prosperous be yours and in abundance. The direction and path you are taking today is exactly where you are suppose to be at this time in your life and during your adventure...
Stay true to your passion my friend... always! Do something "AMAZING!" Crush It!
I love ActiveRain and am overwhelmed with bittersweet feelings as I write this post. ActiveRain's core mission means so much to me. The Community, this amazingly rare group of people have far surpassed any vision I could ever dream. I have experienced true emotion from every part of the spectrum throughout my tenure and it's all with thanks to you. It is not an overstatement when I say this was the best job in the world.
However, the core of who I am is a startup entrepreneur and it's my passion and purpose to create new companies with the hopes of changing the world for the better.
With this purpose in mind, today I am announcing that I am moving out of my leadership role with ActiveRain and will be focusing on my new start-up DailyTicket. I will continue to be an ActiveRain champion, evangelist, advisor and significant shareholder.
ActiveRain is a thriving community of like minded real estate professionals and a learning organization that has blessed the entire real estate industry. My initial vision for this community has been realized and it is now time for me to hand over leadership to someone with the expectation that they will continue to shepherd and uphold the values that are the foundation of our community and become the champion for a greater vision for what ActiveRain can become. The CEO selected to lead ActiveRain through this next phase is Nikesh (Niki) Parekh; he has a long history of scaling fast growing technology start-ups and worked with ActiveRain as a consultant in 2008 and earlier this year.
I will continue to work with Niki as he learns about the culture of our community, and I plan to continue to share with everyone about my experiences and challenges associated with launching a new business.
Being a part of this community since the beginning has been an experience of a lifetime. I wish to thank everyone who has supported the mission and the vision of ActiveRain.