I’ve Joined Postmates
After nearly four years working with startups on the agency-side, I’m so excited to announce today that I’ve joined San Francisco based startup, Postmates, as Director of Communications and Marketing.
Transitioning from an agency to a startup is nothing new. The excitement of building a product firsthand, growing a team and shaking up an entire industry, is compelling. Sexy even. But it’s hard work.
I always pushed my clients to iterate faster, scale better and secure a stronghold within the market. But at the end of the day, I often found myself wanting more. There was a very real distinction between what we were doing, and what they were doing. After all, their business could fail and my bread would still get buttered.
Listening to the commitment and vision in Ben and Lucy’s voices, Joe’s plan to develop a social structure built on analytics and behavioral data, Mark’s solution for mobilization of the world’s workforce, or Norman’s vision of a world organized by mobile personal assistants. I have had the privilege of working with some of the industry’s most talented entrepreneurs.
And now, I’m joining them.
Over the years, my favorite products and teams have been those that are truly innovating. Sure, I’m guilty of downloading every new social app and service. But, at the end of the day, it’s the businesses that are using technology to turn age-old industries on their head, that I find truly compelling. Cherry for car washes, H.Bloom for flowers, Simplee for medical expenses, Rewinery for wine….you get the idea.
Postmates is a technology company. On the exterior, we’re simplifying the delivery process, plain and simple. On the interior, we’re building an extremely sophisticated platform to improve urban logistics and bridge the gap between merchant and consumer.
The team consists of some of the hardest working individuals I’ve ever met and I am humbled beyond words to have this opportunity.
We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I’m psyched to jump in head first and face the challenges from this side of the fence. And, to everyone that helped me make this decision, read my comparison charts, listened to me rattle on about team dynamics or let me pick your brain, thank you.
Here’s to walking the walk.