Last month my job title got changed from CTO to CEO. I wasn't really looking for a new job and I am going to keep all the old tasks I had before, but I am still a bit excited about it. Chief Executive Officer sounds pretty cool and I am really looking forward to the big corner office, personal assistant, private jet, huge mansion… –Hehe… not yet.
OK, so in reality, it might not be such a huge difference from my old job here at Versatile Security. I co-founded the company in 2007. I have been on the board and worked as CTO since the start. I have had plenty of influence on the large decisions in the company all the time. Now I think I need to focus on the small things, the small things that make the company execute as well as possible. Maybe that is what the E in CEO should stand for, Execution.
My team is fantastic. The individuals are motivated, skilled and hard working. The organizational changes needed are really very minor. We of course need to hire more resources, but first I will focus on transforming this fantastic team into a well-oiled money-making machine. My plan is to do this mainly by improving and expanding communication in all parts of the organization.
Check http://versatilesecurity.com/versatilesecurity-news.php or follow us on twitter (@versasec) to see how I and Versatile Security are doing. And, please wish me good luck with this new job, I've never done it before, so I might need it!
PS. Check out this article and learn about the similarities between ABBA and Versatile Security (?): http://www.getwakefield.com/2012/09/27/a-startup-follows-in-abbas-footsteps/