Adobe buys Satellite… and I’m moving!

Note: This post reflects my personal views, and not necessarily the views of my employer.

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The company I have worked with for the last year, Search Discovery, announced last week that they had sold their flagship product, Satellite, to Adobe.  Satellite has been such an amazing product to work on, and I am very proud of what my team and I have been able to accomplish with it.  Numerous household names (AT&T, Chick-Fil-A, Toyota, Johnson & Johnson, and Ticketmaster, just to name a few) have come to depend on the technology that we’ve built to manage their digital measurement initiatives.  It’s both exciting and humbling to know that Adobe, the leader in digital measurement solutions, has recognized that we have built the only tag and data management solution in existence worthy of the Adobe name.

Many acquisitions end up with at least part of the team losing their jobs.  Not this time. Everyone on my team was offered a position with Adobe, and most of us have accepted those offers.  (Those that didn’t are staying on at Search Discovery and creating something entirely new and sure to be equally awesome.)   I am now a member of the product management team at Adobe, and am very excited to get to work with some of my former Omniture colleagues as we bring the next level of tag and data management to the world.

Now, the really big news.  Those of you that know me well know that I have an immeasurable affinity for Northern California, and specifically the Bay Area.  Just over a year ago, I was fortunate enough to be able to move out here and I have never been happier.  Life likes to throw us curveballs, though: Adobe has asked me, and the rest of the Satellite product team, to relocate to Utah so that we can all be in the same office as the rest of Adobe’s digital marketing team.  That means I’ll be leaving California at the end of September to start the next chapter of the adventure known as life.  Initially I had a lot of apprehension about the move, but as more time has passed, I find myself actually growing excited.  I’m hoping that the next several years of my life will be filled with personal and professional growth.  And who knows, maybe someday I’ll end up back out here in California.  At the very least, I’ll be visiting often… I just can’t stay away from this place. :)

Here’s a little preview of what the next few years (at least) of my life will be like:

I can’t wait!

(P.S. For those who may not have heard about the acquisition yet, TechCrunch published a great article about it which includes answers to a number of frequently asked questions.)

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