As of today, Eric Marcoullier is moving on from Gnip. I’ll be taking over as CEO.
When Eric and I came to the table a couple of years ago, we sought to bring together the mix of my technology background with his skill in building successful products in consumer oriented markets. We blended those perspectives and have built successful offerings around them and we are proud of what we have accomplished. In the process we balanced the mix of “consumer” and “enterprise” influences in the stack (product, technology, team, sales, BD, and marketing). We’ve come to a point where a different balance will allow us to deliver what our customers and the industry need.
I have the utmost respect for Eric, and while our business relationship has changed, we will forever be friends. Gnip, and it’s impact on the “data space,” wouldn’t exist but for Eric’s heart and mind. Thank you. Eric has left a personal message on our blog.
To Our Customers (current and prospective)
You will not see a disruption in your service. We will continue building products that meet your demand, with our current team. We are here to answer any questions you may have (my personal email address is email@example.com if you’d like to connect with me directly). Our focus on providing you with the data you need, in the way you need it, only intensifies from here and we’re looking forward to refining our current product and strategy based on your continued feedback and perspective.