After nearly five incredible years of working at Spreed, I have made the difficult decision to move on. As of this coming Monday, I am very excited to announce that I will be joining the Google team as their Media Solutions Lead.
As you can all imagine this was not an easy decision. I have lived and breathed the Spreed platform, representing a best-in-class product with a World Class team. I still remember the excitement of my first day, the rush of my first speaking engagement and the pride of closing my first major deal on behalf of the team. I could not have succeeded without the leadership and support of the co-founders Anthony Novac and Suhail Mirza, who have been instrumental to both my personal and professional success.
I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with the brightest minds in the newspaper industry, people whom I have grown to respect and admire. I won’t mention any names specifically, but you each know who you are and your passion for newspapers is contagious and inspiring. The industry is far from dead and, thanks to some of its change-driven thought leaders, has a very bright future ahead of it.
Alas, I have a long career ahead of me and a strong desire to continue learning. I believe that Google will be the perfect place to hone my skills and foster my growth. As many of you can imagine it has been a dream of mine to work for Google since I first saw their colourful logo and used their technology to access the web in 1998. They are known for their ground breaking innovations, exceptional industry leadership and powerful position in the market. I will continue to keep striving for excellence and sharing what I learn with those around me.
This has been a year of big changes – the new home, engagement to the love of my life – and Google is the next step to achieving the life goals I have set out for myself.
Thank you to everyone who has been there to support me; my family, my fiance, the team at Spreed, the newspaper industry and the Toronto Technology/Startup Community. All of your encouragement, feedback and guidance have been invaluable and I promise to not let you down.
I hope to stay in touch with all of the fantastic people I have met, worked with and shared a passion with for Spreed. I cannot wait to begin this next chapter in my life.