Tuesday, October 11, 2011

End of one era - looking for the future

I got a phone call one week ago. CEOs get that kind of phone call sometimes. Saying that your services are not needed anymore. In my case, it means that seven year's journey with Naviatech has ended (last year company changed its name to NXC Finland).

I was in the company almost since day one, first as a sales director and then as a CEO. The company has had a steady growth although the business has changed a lot. Last year was the only one ending with negative profit, but otherwise the company has very good financial situation and it has the Strongest in Finland certificate.

First of all, I want to thank all those people in my team who have put up with me all these years! :) Sometimes we have had tough times but still, we have always managed to work our way through. I want to thank our customers and partners during these years as well. Thank you!

Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to say goodbye officially, but I hope that this message will reach you. I have had a priviledge to work with you in many different projects regarding to websites, mobile services, search and newsletter marketing, web analytics and social media.

I'm pretty sure that I will concentrate and specialize even more on measuring and analyzing marketing as a whole. I mean some day in the future. Now it's time to take a breath and relax a bit. Let's see what the future holds, I'm a free man! =)