If you missed my post yesterday, I am leaving my position with MB&F. First of all, I got so many amazingly nice emails and phone calls. Thank you very much. It is great to know that people appreciated the job I did. Another common comment was that of surprise or shock that I would leave, and curiosity as to what I am doing next. I want to provide a bit more information. First, my leaving in no way reflects on MB&F. They are fantastic people, running a fantastic company. I greatly enjoyed my time there and am proud to have helped them get to where they are. We are parting on very good terms, and I have made it known that I am available to help them in the future should they need anything.
So leaving really came down to two things - personal goals, and timing. Most importantly, I am ready for a new challenge. Learning a completely new industry, new skills, and meeting so many great people has been an amazing challenge and growth experience. Now I would like to synthesize that and all of my previous experience to create something really big. And the timing was right to make the switch. I am confident that the gains I have achieved and contacts I have made are stable enough that I can hand them back to our Geneva office, and they will continue here in North America without losing too much momentum.
So what is next? Honestly, I am still deciding. I have a few ideas of businesses I would like to start and some interesting job offers. Some are watch related, some are not. I got into the watch industry almost by accident. Now I want to take a step back and make a real decision if I want to get back into it or not. Most importantly, I want to work with super bright, driven people who are focused on creating something important. I was lucky to have that experience with MB&F, and I hope to find or create it again.
Of course I will keep the blog going and keep everyone updated here. If you have any questions about my leaving or my time in the industry, now is a great time to ask and I'll try to write them up as posts. Thank you again for the support - the future is very exciting!