Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stutzman assumes new role...

What's that all about?

I've been running Red Sky and Wapack Labs since Feb '12 after leaving the government to join my old friend Jim McKee. I enjoy building new things, but long term? I needed a break. I keep finding myself with one foot in the analytic camp and one foot in the management camp, but as the company grows it becomes harder and harder to do both things well.

This week I told my partners that I felt like I was getting dumber with every day that passed, and
every minute that I dealt with prospecting, taxes, managing the team, and all of the other things that go along with being CEO, I miss out on time spent staying sharp on the things that I really love doing.

So on Monday, I turned over to Jim McKee, anointed him President, and started writing analysis.

My first task? I convened a fusion cell and authored a weekly report —one that we push out to customers who use us for tailored intelligence. I'd forgotten how much fun it is, but also it's like going back to working out after being off for a while —your muscles hurt afterward! Yes, my brain hurts tonight but it's a good hurt.

So, CEO? Not me. Chief, Intelligence Operations? Oh yeah…

Tanqueray Martini. Shaken, not stirred.
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