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.
Love this, love you (and Melissa). Mazel Tov, brother.
Thanks Nus. How is Montreal treating you?
Congrats, that’s wonderful news Dave!
Thanks Ben! Hope all is well with you and the fam.
This is the BEST! Congrats, pal!
No, YOU are the BEST! Thanks Rayanne. #GENYTO in June is a must
Congratulations, well put and well done, Dave. I’d say you’re having a good year — the first of many!
Thanks Saleem. I’ll keep the others anonymous, you know that you were one of the folks in the newspaper industry I was talking about. Thanks for all the advice, support and for being a great friend. It is very much appreciated.
Congrats and happy passover!
Chag Sameach to you and the family. I will connect with you next week.
Amazing. Congrats, Dave!
Thanks Rachel. I hope all is well on your end.
Awesome news! Good luck!
Right back at ya! Keep up the great work on your blog BTW. I am loving the graffiti artist insiders.
Dave, I have full confidence that you’ll shine in this new position as well. You’re a brilliant mind and a role model to all like-minded tech folk. Best of luck to you and I look forward to chatting very soon
Thanks Corey and congrats to you and the ContactMonkey team for all the great buzz you have been getting. I have no doubt you will all continue to be successful.
Here’s to the next chapter. Mazel tov on all of your accomplishments thus far, and best of luck in all of your future endeavours my friend …
Thank you Mr. Notable. I couldn’t have done this without you and that shiny award that is sitting on my mantle.
Tech YP of the Year
Sincere congrats to you Dave! Sounds like an amazing opportunity. Enjoy the transition!
Awesome news! Congrats!
Much Mazel to you Dave – fantastic news all around. Best of luck as a Newgler!
Best news! Congrats Dave
Congrats Dave on the move. Sounds like a great opportunity and the team at Google Canada should consider themselves fortunate to have you on their team. All the best.
And congrats from me too. Google is lucky to have you.