By: Sri Ambati
Cliff resigned from the Company last week – He is parting on good terms and supports our success in future. Cliff and I worked closely since 2004 so this is a loss for me. It ends an era of prolific work supporting my vision as a partner.
Let’s take this opportunity to congratulate Cliff on his work, in helping me build something from nothing. Millions of little things we did together to get us this far. (Still remember the uHaul trip with earliest furniture in old building and cliff cranking out code furiously running on Taco Bell & Fiesta Del Mar.) A lot of how I built the Company has to do with maximizing partnering with Cliff. Lots of wins came out of that and we’ll cherish them. Like all good things it came to an end. I only wish him the very best in the future.
Over the past four years, Cliff and the rest of you have helped me build an amazing technology, business, customer and investor team. Your creativity, passion, loyalty, spirited work, grit & determination are the pillars of support and wellspring of life for the Company. I’ll look for strong partners in each one of you as we pick up and continue on building the tremendous opportunity for changing the world with innovation. It’s an amazing responsibility we have been given.
Change is a constant in the life of a startup. While this hurts now, many Companies before us have overcome them and transitioned smoothly into the next phase. And we shall become stronger from the change and build even more vibrant community and culture of sharing & participation.
We have an amazing team loyal to the Company, the fullest support of our Community of Customers. And a will to survive & win that will help H2O metamorphose into the next stage in the natural evolution for the Company.
This will be beautiful when built.
Thank you for your company –
in the journey to transform the world, Sri