The title here is nothing more than a play on words, but it does touch on news that I am excited to share with you.
It has been a few months since I stepped down from Sucuri and I have to say, it has been a wonderful couple of months. It seems like I have been able to spend more time with my kids in the last two months then I have in the last 4 years. It has been refreshing, relaxing, and exciting!
School’s out for summer!
My four oldest daughters made softball all stars and we traveled to various tournaments to kick off a jam-packed summer. We spent time cruising the Caribbean, body boarding in the Pacific, Jeeping the San Bernardino mountains, and of course, crushing it on the Jiu-Jitsu mat.
It truly has been great to take some time off. It has certainly helped me decompress and clear my head. After a great summer full of fishing and naps, the time has certainly arrived for me to ramp up which brings me to this announcement.
Time to team up and focus.
Without further ado, I am quite honored to announce that I am no longer WebDevStudio’s longest standing honorary WDS’er. As of earlier this week, I am the newest team member at WebDevStudios! I am officially stepping into the role of Vice President of Operations, although focus will be more broad than just operations. There are great things happening in the WordPress landscape, and this is an exciting time of growth for WDS! Here is the official WDS Announcement.
Shortly after I stepped down as CEO of Sucuri I had the opportunity to hang out and chat with Brad Williams and the other two partners at WDS, Brian Messenlehner and Lisa Sabin-Wilson. The question kept coming up as to what I was getting into next, and those discussions lead to more serious chats around what it would look like if I was to become part of the WDS team. The more and more we discussed what it would look like, the more it became evident there was a strong fit for me on the executive team. My strengths certainly play well into the forward vision for WDS, and along with Brad, Brian and Lisa, we came to the conclusion that together we could continue to grow this great company.
It was a no brainer in the end, and I am honored to have an opportunity to help build upon an already wonderful company with a vibrant culture. It’s a great place to be!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me here on my blog or on Twitter.