Starting a new adventure …

Alas, I’ve decided to move on from Abaca Technology and start a new adventure.  It was a very difficult choice for me to leave but it was the right thing  for me and my family to do.  I have the utmost respect for the leadership team and the engineering team that I helped to re-build.  They are in great position to execute on their engineering goals moving forward.  And, what a ride is was!

  • Recruited by seasoned silicon valley entrepreneur Steve Kirsch and reported directly to CEO
  • Grew the customer base from 10,000 to protecting hundreds of millions of email boxes worldwide
  • Started with two resources and later became responsible for ~50% of the overall company within constrained start-up environment
  • Rebuilt engineering team from scratch after previous leadership meltdown
  • Managed highly regarded 24/7 support organization
  • Built 24/7 operations organization managing production IT and customer facing infrastructure
  • Owned road map and engineering of all product lines
  • Responsible for engineering deliveries resulting in key company wins
    • Produced first external product effectiveness review [press release]
    • Successfully deployed first 3000 user appliance [press release]
    • Successfully attained official VMWare certification [press release]
    • Successfully deployed first 12 million user customer [press release]
    • Successfully deployed large scale trial leading to a deal of hundreds of millions users worldwide [press release]

I’m very happy with the traction we were able to gain during my time there despite the start-up conditions.

So, what’s my next thing? Same type of thing — building something new. Stay tuned ….

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