ADDED: I’m not moving. I’m staying in the Seattle area
Well it’s been a long, weird year so far but it’s finally settling down for me and life is resuming a normal routine very similar to what it was back in my days at Range Online Media.
I don’t really like typing so I’ll keep this breif and bring you all up date.
In January to this year I left Range after 2 and a half amazing years there and struck out on an adventure with a tech startup in Seattle called Visible Technologies. To be honest it was a rocky few months and in spite of the good people and great products and services it became clear pretty quickly that VT and I were not a good fit so with the blessing of the VT management we parted ways in a very amicable fashion. The only hitch was that I am a Canadian (toque, aboot, prOcess, zee) and I was on a work visa through Visible and once I quit I was not allowed to work for anybody else.
Long story short…while I waited for my new work authorization I simply took the summer off and stayed home and drove my family nuts. Three and a half months later I have some new papers in my hands that say I can work for whomever I want. Talk about a freeing feeling. The timing could not be better since my wife is about to kill me and we’ve pretty much burned up the savings account.
So where am I going? What will I being? Who will I be doing it for? Good questions.
I’ve accepted a position as VP of Search for Position Technologies. PT is based just outside of Chicago in St Charles IL and also has an office in Santa Barbara. Jim, the founder, and I are long time friends and have talke about working together for years now and I’m ecstatic to finally be part of the PT family. I’ll be running the SEO and consulting department as well as representing PT on the conference circuit.
So there you have it. A brief explanation of where I’ve been for the past few months and if you can put 2 and 2 together you’ll also figure out that leaving VT was the demise of TrainTalkWithTodd. TTwT may come back in some form once I settling into an official office space and a daily routine. We’ll see.
The brief side trip into startup land was fun but it’s good to be back in Search doing what I know and love.