While I have certainly enjoyed my post-Appcelerator vacation, it's time for me to return to the working world. Many of my friends have suggested that I might get a "real job" at a large established company instead of playing the startup game (again). But I'm not convinced that there is any more stability in Fortune 500 companies than anywhere else given the rash of layoffs at large companies. Especially since large company layoffs tend to be governed by seniority while smaller companies are more focused on "who do we need to survive".
I am thrilled to be joining up with some of my former JBoss colleagues (Roy Russo, Tom Elrod, and Frank Merenda) over at Loopfuse and will serve as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. LoopFuse provides a marketing and sales automation suite offering organizations the ability to generate leads from their website, score and route leads, marketing campaign capabilities, full web analytics support, and full CRM integration. This is all provided in a SAAS model so our customers don't need to install, maintain, or support any additional hardware or software.
If your company relies on it's website for a significant portion of your sales leads and you don't have an automated system to identify, score, assign, track, nurture, and analyze your leads for you, then you have been missing out. Drop me an email at mquinlan-at-loopfuse.com and I will give you an overview.
Sorry kids, daddy has to stop playing and start paying for your tuition again :)