On being a free agent, rumors and politics – juicy details inside

I need to Google the saying, “The cat’s out of the bag.” Without announcement, I’ve had a few consulting offers come through (hey, if you’re reading, thanks!). On top of that, I’ve had a few interviews…one long shot but the potential is so crazy huge…I couldn’t resist. Then today, I had a call from a former agency relationship (Hi, Todd), and that sealed the deal for me. I can’t hide, my personal life might be put on blast on Twitter ad nausuem, but none of that changes things. Long, deep breath….

As of Monday, April 8th, 2013 I’ve become a free agent. That means I no longer lead the team I built, despite my admiration for each and everyone of them. It means I can rebuild my consulting business if I choose (I’m already half way there, but I want equity upside), and it means I’m looking. Recently, I’ve taken to the expression, “I’m all that and a bag of chips,” because it was the easiest to explain. If you are curious, as I’ve shared with a few people, I want to work for a smaller company. Every venture backed startup I’ve worked for got acquired and or went public; I add value.

Politics wise…there are a list of things I could say, but I’m not 25 anymore. If you want dirt, dig elsewhere.

Sometimes, we have to make sacrifices in life. For me, it means holding my tongue in public. For my friends, you know how much this costs.

To the one person who reached out and confirmed my guess; thank you. Life is what happens when you make other plans.