Today was my last day at Quest.
Archive Manager (nee AfterMail) is now well integrated into Quest with the right people in the right roles. I’m proud of how the acquisition has gone and that our NZ team has grown in both size and skill and are now part of a fantastic global company. This week we have several of our team all over the world and its exciting that they’re getting the experience of developing a global software product and taking it to the world.
Transitioning from the CEO of a small company, and working on the deal for several months, almost none of the activities you do pre-acquistion, you do post acquisition, so my focus was evangelizing the product around our multinational sales team. I really enjoyed that, but my passion is taking an idea, building a team and creating something from nothing.
I really like Quest. Its been a great experience especially making friends around the Globe. If I was sans kids I’d probably take the opportunity to move up to the US with Quest but with a family now I need to get back to normal hours and operate in time-zone for a while.
I hope to remain close to the company. For the next week at least I’ll enjoy the silence of my disconnected BlackBerry.
For all the many people that have helped over the past few years. Thank you very, very much.