Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sucuri!

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.

Comments

  1. says

    Wow! While that’s shocking, I’ll tell you what, I couldn’t be prouder of what you put together. I have no doubt that Sucuri is what it is today because of you. You’re a passionate human being and when you set your mind on something, there’s no way you’re not going to achieve it. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. I love you bro.

  2. says

    Dre you are awesome! You did amazing things with Sucuri and I enjoyed interacting with you there. I am confident that whatever your next endeavor is it is going to blow the world away. Best of luck in whatever!

  3. says

    You’ve done an awesome job at the helm of Sucuri, and I wish you the smoothest of sailing in whatever your future endeavors are. But I have to say I hope you’re not leaving the Dradcast anytime soon.

  4. Nicole Linder says

    Gonna miss ya buddy. Sucuri is most definitely something to be proud of and I know you’ll go on to succeed just the same in whatever you’ve got up your sleeve. I’ll be watching for updates! Oh and can we get a little Halo love on your bio? That is all. ;)

  5. says

    Did @DanaWhite call you? you’re going pro? daaayumm son. ;)

    Well whatever the reason – best wishes your way and to Tony and the crew. I’m sure I’ll see you around dude.

    Cheers

  6. says

    So, wow! First, congrats to Tony – I know he will do an amazing job as CEO. Dre, I’m so proud of you and what you’ve accomplished, you are truly an inspiration. I’ve watched you guys for a few years now and am proud to call you friends and could not be happier for what you’ve accomplished.

    I wish you luck in whatever is next but my guess is you won’t really need it ;) You’re awesome dude, I love you!

    Your buddy, Shayne

  7. Chris Ford says

    Just don’t tell me you won’t be coming to WordCamps any more. I would hate to have to start a riot :D You will be awesome at whatever you decide to do next :D

  8. says

    Wow! Your company is truly one of creativity and ingenuity. Good luck with your adventures! I hope we see you at WordCamps though! :-O

  9. says

    Whoa dude.. That’s a shock. You and Sucuri are pretty much synonymous in my mind. I’ve enjoyed working with both you and Tony on Sucuri projects and wish you both all the best. I know he’s got a good head on his shoulders. Keep me up to date on future happenings. I know they are going to be great!

  10. says

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said?

    Congrats to you, Tony, and the future of the web. I know we’ll be seeing you with something amazing soon enough!

  11. says

    So, the news just got around to me yesterday. But Congrats on the new adventure. May the wind fill your sails. Hope you can continue to visit the Inland Empire Meetup Group When possible.

    All the best,
    Verious

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