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While I’m in town, I thought it’d be fun to talk about some of the projects that I’m planning for 2014. So, I’m hosting a happy hour talk on Friday, December 13th from 5-7pm, appropriately titled “What I’m Working on Next”.
I’ll also share some stories and lessons from the past few years, so if you or someone you love is interested in startups + VC, the design of social systems, design education, or independent film/music, etc., I hope you’ll drop by and join us. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
We’re almost half full already, and from the RSVPs it looks like there will be a lot of great people in the room.
The press release for Foursquare’s 7.0 from TechCrunch today is interesting, if not terribly informative. This article is a great example of tech reporting in 2013 - a quick stab at analysis but mainly a conduit for the company’s evolving pitch.
I love love the new design - but at it’s core, the value proposition not set.
Disclosure: My wife used to work for Foursquare, but we rarely discuss our product management work in detail. I’m writing as a fan of the service and as a fascinated observer of the current state of press reporting on tech product development. I love the idea of location-ness in our lives.
I’m very excited to announce that as of today I have joined the team at Sherpaa as their new Vice President of Sales and Corporate Development. I’ve known Jay Parkinson for a few years (we met on tumblr!) and he and his co-founder, Cheryl Swirnow, asked me to be a Sherpaa advisor last year. I immediately fell in love with Sherpaa and their mission. In October I started to do some hands-on consulting for them; one thing led to another and here we are.
When Jay and Cheryl first described the company to me many months ago I knew Sherpaa was going to be an important and massive business. Given what they and their team have achieved over the past year they are well on their way. I could not be more excited and honored to be joining this team.
I’ve worked in advertising sales for 16 years - my entire career up until now. My first job was as a sales assistant at Details magazine in 1997. The advertising industry has been good to me and I’ve enjoyed being part of it. I’ve worked for some great companies (Conde Nast, Disney, Time Warner) and running sales at Blip for four years was an amazing experience. But I’ve also watched as the ad business has changed. And not always in positive ways. It’s not so much the change from when I started to today but recent change over the past couple of years. That’s fodder for a different post.
Today begins a new adventure. Health care is broken. Sherpaa has figured out how to make health care work again, for both you and your company.
I couldn’t be more excited to have Evan on board at Sherpaa. My job as CEO is to hire the most talented team imaginable. Evan completes the picture. You can’t get any more talented than Cheryl, my co-founder and COO. And now Evan, with 17 years of experience building and leading enterprise sales teams. Sherpaa now has the trifecta— health insurance, doctors, and sales. So damn exciting. Welcome, Evan.
Sherpaa didn’t need another reason to be one of the most exciting startups in NYC, yet here it is. Evan will be tremendous in his new role and I’m proud of him for leaving his comfort zone.