The best part of this job without a doubt is the opportunity to work with extraordinary people.
One of those people is John Maloney.
I met John more than four years ago shortly after our first round in Tumblr. David (then 20 years old) was thinking about hiring a business partner and John was a natural fit. Besides his experience and entrepreneurial chops, John had hired David years prior at his startup Urban Baby. Their trusted relationship gave us all the confidence this was the right move.
John decided to climb aboard and I’m glad he did.
After four years, last week John decided to step down from day to day operations at Tumblr. I am proud of all of John’s accomplishments and grateful for all of his many contributions and leadership. And I appreciate our friendship.
Thanks John – for everything.