I bid fair winds and following seas to what became my ship the last few years, Sucuri!
In life, there are only but few constants. As humans, we tend to latch onto variables that are comfortable, and easy for us, but this can be a dangerous proposition. Perhaps we can become too comfortable, and over time, we may find ourselves not nurturing those variables in a way that helps us, or those around us to succeed in the smartest way possible.
As CEO and Co-founder, I am proud of the role I have had at Sucuri over the last 4 years, but I have reached that point of comfort. Building and scaling a company is not about the CEO, or about being that guy that goes at it alone, it’s about building a team. It’s about building a team smarter than you, and as passionate in the vision as you are. We have built the right team!
What started as a 2-person part-time hobby between Daniel Cid and myself has turned into a multi-million dollar, 30+ employee company. A company that services millions of unique monthly scans, monitors thousands of websites, and makes sure that 100′s of websites are cleared of malware daily. We have helped a lot of people, and I get goose bumps thinking about those successes. This has been an epic experience!
I write this with bittersweet feelings, and others of great excitement. I am truly honored to be writing to you today about my brother-in-law, my friend, my colleague, Tony Perez. Tony is now the new CEO of Sucuri Inc. Without hesitation I can say that Tony will continue to build what will become the future of website security. He has helped build this ship from the early days, and there is no one better to take the helm. This is an exciting time for Sucuri Inc!
What’s next for me? Well, the ship we built is sailing in the right direction with a capable skipper and crew. I hope that my future adventures allow me to take command of a young and new ship some day. Odds are good I’d say. After all, the seas will continue to offer limitless opportunities for those willing to roger up!
If I were a betting man, I’d say you’ll see something awesome sailing from my direction sometime soon! Who knows, maybe the next Sucuri.
See you around folks!
Dre Armeda. Departing.