Since I joined Intuit almost six years ago, I’ve really grown up. From learning how to sell accounting software to very practical accountants to being Intuit’s first word of mouth marketing manager to growing a social media, community and support team truly delivering value to our division, I’ve had an unbelievable number of adventures.
Now I’m ready for my next one. I’m joining Ant’s Eye View to open its Silicon Valley office, starting in mid-April.
I joined Intuit after business school because I wanted to learn how to innovate and drive growth at scale and in a large, complex environment. But, I also joined Intuit because I would get to serve the customers who mean so much to me – small business owners. Having grown up in a family of entrepreneurs and having been one myself, small business owners have been near and dear to my heart.
By opening Ant’s Eye View Silicon Valley, I return to my roots, starting a new practice within a young but growing company. At the same time, I’ll continue to innovate and drive results at scale in complex environments by partnering with Ant’s Eye View’s clients to help them achieve success with social media, community and influencer efforts.
This is a major milestone for Ant’s Eye View, having been founded by Sean O’Driscoll and Jake McKee only 15 short months ago. Their growth to a third office in such a dynamic place in such a short time is testament to the fantastic work they’ve done for their clients and with their team. I am lucky and thrilled to join them.
At the same time, I’m sad to leave Intuit. I'm so grateful for the people who challenged me, supported me, made me laugh, made me smarter and, above all, who became some of my closest friends. I could blog, tweet and update my Facebook status for days and still not have enough time to acknowledge everyone. Suffice it to say, you know who you are, you’ll be missed and, unless you un-friend me, I won’t be far away!