What an amazing ride.
When Chris Humphres, Brad McGinity, Scot Catlin and I started Windsor Circle in 2011, we had a vision of democratizing data for online retailers. We rocketed out of the gates with a pre-product, pre-revenue round, and scaled to 70+ people over the next several years, with fun team wins such as winning the prestigious Google Demo Day award, SxSW Pitch Competition, Best Place to Work in the Triangle, and an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company.
We took some punches, too, when we pivoted in 2017 to focus on the enterprise market, a hard strategic move that reduced our team by half, but ultimately proved successful as it led to a 2018 exit to OSG and a merger with its’ email marketing subsidiary, WhatCounts.
We were a hard-working, values-oriented, smart crew, with a penchant for Green Pants and funny mascots, and I am so proud of what this unique group of people achieved together.
All journeys eventually come to an end, and for me, it’s time for my next adventure.
Starting in September, I will join SalesPad, which is on a mission to radically transform distribution operations worldwide. In my role as Chief Revenue Officer, I’ll be working with the team to strategically and tactically scale new and existing revenue streams for the business. In doing so, I’ll be opening and staffing an RDU office, primarily in sales, account management and business development roles (so get those resumes ready… we’re looking for adventurers and buccaneers who are ready to get into the fight and have a blast as we grow the business together!).
To my beloved family, my fellow founders and cherished team, our investors and advisors, our customers and partners, to my new friends at OSG and WhatCounts, thank you. It was an amazing journey that I am immensely proud of, and I feel privileged to have been on the quest with each of you.
ps – We are going to hold a Friday Sales Meeting Grand Finale in the near future, and name the next and final not-so-very-sacred order. If you know what either of these things are, I look forward to seeing you there! Stay tuned for more info!