After 7 years, I’ve decided that it’s time for a change. There are always times of change and shift in our lives at different rates of frequency, be they personal or professional. For me, the decision to leave Revision3 is both, as the experience has encompassed and consumed my life to a large extent on both levels. Because of that personal connection and my love of the work that I’ve been so privileged to do for so long, I will still continue to do work for Revision3, just not on a full time basis.
The promise and draw of new opportunities and challenges is extremely compelling and with Revision3’s positive and successful sale to Discovery Communications, the time is ripe for a change.
I very much look forward to staying in touch with all of the friends, fans, colleagues, and competitors that have led me to where I am proud to be today. Pasted below is the email I sent yesterday to the staff of Revision3.
Moving On, Sort of…
I’ve spent the past 7 years doing the most fulfilling work of my life. I loved building a culture and passion around an idea and bringing on people smarter than I am that can do their jobs better than I could. I loved seeing their thoughts develop ideas to places I never thought of. When I helped found Revision3, I admit I didn’t realize just how impactful and how notable a role we would play in the still rapidly evolving world of digital entertainment, television, distribution, and its business models.
It is because of all of you that the vision gained strength. It is because of all of you that we were able to trail-blaze, pioneer, and turn what was a volatile and unknown marketplace into a profitable business. It is because of all of you that we caught the eyes of some of the biggest media companies on the planet. Together, we shook traditional media giants to the the core so much that perhaps the smartest and most respectable one of them all, Discovery, realized that the combined power of our collective knowledge and ability could be the perfect media (new media) company for the coming generations.
And so with that milestone and with a heavy heart, I have decided to wrap up my tenure as a full time employee of Revision3. I’m excited about starting the next chapter of my career and will be sharing a couple of the projects I will be working on with you all soon in the weeks ahead. My decision to leave Revision3 is wholly my own, but one that I couldn’t make cleanly. Although I won’t be here day-to-day, I will continue to serve Revision3 as an advisor and will continue to work on a couple of different productions – one a revival of a modified version of Toasted Donut with Glenn McElhose and one a yet to be launched show whose pilot involved a small (errr… rather large) scorpion.
Finally, I want to reiterate just how proud I am about how hard the Revision3 team has worked to take us to where we are today. There are lots of exciting things going on with Revision3 post acquisition and I’m thrilled for the promise and opportunity for the company, the industry, and everyone involved. I have an incredible amount of confidence in our team as well as the synergy between Revision3 and Discovery to lead to un-paralleled success.
All my respect and appreciation,