You might have heard the news already, I'll be joining WP Feedback as CTO come March 1st, 2020. Since this is a major milestone for me, I wanted to take a few minutes and give a little bit of background on why I made this decision.
Vito Peleg and I first met at WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin, being introduced to each other by Nathan Wrigley from WP Builds. At that point, I wasn't too aware of what WP Feedback was doing.
Within the first few minutes, Vito impressed me with his exuberating energy. He was buzzing for power, carrying around packages of his infamous WP Feedback survey to distribute amongst WCEU attendees.
After WCEU, I noticed that he and I hovered around in the same communities. We began chatting and over the course of a few weeks recognized that our skillsets align perfectly. He's a genius marketer, bringing his company to six figures within the first month. Come on, who does that?!
I, on the other hand, am focused more on technology, coding, and dev ops. I do enjoy marketing but it's not my core strength. Being a nerd and writing code for WordPress is.
It feels natural to join the WP Feedback team, as I can be the missing piece of their puzzle. They're growing quickly and Vito sees my responsibilities exactly in my core competence - ensuring their products have a stable code base and can continue to impact the WP ecosystem in the way they already do.
On the other hand, I'm super excited about what Vito and WP Feedback have planned for 2020 and the years coming - and am proud to hopefully play an important role in these endeavors.
Both our companies have grown rapidly in 2019, each on our own. I can only begin to imagine how much power we can develop after fully joining forces.
Onwards and upwards!