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Marketo – The Sequel

After an 8 month hiatus, I have rejoined Marketo.  Truthfully, I found myself using the sentence “At Marketo we _________ and it worked great!” way too many times.  I know I missed alot of things about Marketo and am really surprised 2010 worked out this way.  It feels weird, like a High School reunion with people you recognize but you are both older.  My time at Adchemy was extremely fruitful and I gave them great stuff, but the fit was never quite right.

I rejoined Marketo last week and was greeted so warmly it made me blush.  There are alot of faces I don’t recognize, but they knew about me.  I felt very proud and vulnerable at the same time.  It’s very exciting and new, yet with that familiarity and nostalgia there as well.  I don’t think I have experienced something like this before.

The challenges are new too.  Of course the product I originally designed (Lead Management) has alot of improvements in the backlog, but additionally, there are new hills to climb like Revenue Cycle Analytics and [Project: Awesome!].  Sorry, secret code name for super secret awesomeness.

That’s the thing about Marketo and its CEO Phil; the ideas are really, really good.  Phil has a great vision of the future where Marketing is fundamentally different and better than it is today.  He has a way of pushing my brain to think about really interesting problems.  More than anything else, this is what drew me back.  I feel inspired when I am here.

I don’t know what the future holds, but all I can ask is that my sequel with Marketo is as good as the original.  I am aiming for Godfather II rather than Grease 2.  But not Godfather III, that was a disaster.  Rocky II wasn’t that good, but Rocky III was awesome!  Anyway, I am off track.  I am back at Marketo and so far, it feels really good.

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3 Comments

  1. That’s awesome man. I’m very happy for ya.

  2. Tom Quaile Tom Quaile

    Good luck on your “new” job.

  3. Glad to have you back at the office. Slightly confused because I thought I was project awesome.

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