Some news! After seven and a half years at TUNE, I’ve decided it’s time to move on to the next adventure. A big thank you to Peter Hamilton for bringing me on board using unorthodox and creative recruiting tactics combining Twitter, live music, and Mariners baseball. Sealed the deal. Thank you to Lucas and Lee Brown for taking a chance on me when I hardly knew what “CPC" meant. They are the definition of dedicated and hard working, and I was lucky to learn what true innovation looks and feels like through the different phases we worked together. Also a big thank you to Cameron Stewart, being my first manager at TUNE - motivating and guiding me throughout my career. I wouldn’t be where I am today, professionally and personally, without the opportunities these guys provided. And thank you to Prince Barron, for helping me make sense of it all over the last few years.
From the 10th employee to 350 team members. One small office in Belltown to nine offices around the world. Zero paying customers to thousands generating millions in revenue, and growing a partner ecosystem to over 1500 partners. The experience I’ve had growing with this “start-up,” driving a business on strong fundamentals, learning new technologies, traveling the world, and building a network of passionate and intelligent people all while making meaningful friendships is an experience I couldn’t have found anywhere else. What we’ve been able to accomplish together is something I will always be proud of, and I'm grateful to have contributed to TUNE’s ongoing success.
I'm certain TUNE will continue to be the unique, people-first company it always has been - providing real opportunities for people to learn, work on challenging projects, and have fun along the way. As for me, I'll be transitioning into an advisor role - helping TUNE with strategy as we navigate the mar-tech ecosystem. What's next after TUNE? That’s still TBD.
Thanks, TUNE, for letting me help build the monster! I found a few photos buried from the early days that will make us feel young again.