The summer of Frank part deux?

When Attachmate completed its purchase of Novell and I found myself “on the street”, I thought I was all set for another summer of Frank.  The great news, however, is that I received a job offer about 48 hours after my “departure” from Novell.  My new role is leading marketing for Correlsense, a private software firm in the application performance management space.  It has a bunch of happy customers, interesting technology, great investors and strong revenue growth –  things I am very excited about.

Before I close the books on Novell, I have a bunch of people to thank and great memories from the last two years.

  • Thanks to my marketing communications people Ian Bruce, Kelley Johnson and my boss Phil Juliano for showing me what super high quality branding and marcom looks like.
  • My peeps at PJA Advertising (Mike O’Toole, Matt Magee and Amanda Bird) for creative and moral support as well as donuts every Thursday morning.
  • My content marketing mafia (Brian Singer, Todd Harris, Kyle Woodruff, Michele Hudnall, Ron Miller and my social media utilityman, Jeff Cutler) who helped me figure out how to get to page one on Google in 90 days.
  • The maximum leader Dr. Matthew T. Grant.  I never knew cloud computing could be so entertaining.
  • Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier who reminded me that bloggers need to live up to higher standards.
  • Ben Grubin for providing the most entertaining story from the acquisition which I can not repeat in public.
  • Ryan Smith for being there when I needed to vent.
  • And finally the smartest man in the room, Justin Steinman for running away from  Novell when he did which got me thinking about my future…..

And finally, best wishes to everyone at Attachmate, Novell, SUSE, and NetIQ. There is a great opportunity ahead of you to make things happen.  Good luck and I’m sure our paths will cross!  Until then, enjoy your summer and stay tangy my friends.

Author: Frank Days

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  1. Those last few months were a lot of fun. I doubt I will ever see something like that again in my professional life. The content marketing mafia will live on!

  2. Congrats on the new gig Frank! Hopefully our paths will one day cross again.

  3. Brian, I also forgot to mention, you owe me a case of Clif bars…

  4. Thanks Jason, the feeling is mutual!

  5. Congrats on the new gig! I knew it wouldn’t take long for you to land a great new opportunity!

  6. It was brief, but informative – Thank you Frank and all the best with the new gig.

  7. It was nice working with you for a day:-)

  8. Appreciate the kind words. They were smart enough to recognize talent and move fast:-)

  9. I consider myself the Steve Lyons of social media and content creation. But having a team like Brian and Todd and you – and the countless others on whom to lean – was great. The projects live on and I’m doing my best to keep the torch lit, but it’s a little more work and a little less fun without you around.

    Congrats!

    Jeff

  10. Just don’t don’t pull your pants down in inappropriate places, OK?

  11. We will get it going again some day for sure. Just no Clif bars for me this time.

  12. Loved being part of the content mafia! Most fun I could have had learning more than I could imagine on the rise to Google page 1 in < 90 days during what could have been a less than happy time in the wait and see mode. Thanks for bringing a girl into the mafia ring! :-) I look forward to crossing paths again and say hi to my friend Doris!

    m-

  13. Michele,

    Thank you. The pleasure was all mine:-)

    Frank

  14. Congrats on the new gig, Frank! And thanks for the shout out. Working with you has been a pleasure from day one, and I look forward to more of it. Hope you get Donut Thursdays going at Correlsense ASAP.

  15. Frank, I enjoyed very much working with you. Congratulations on your new job, sounds like your happy about it, look forward to staying in touch!

  16. Thank Matt. I need to find a decent retro donut shop first:-)

  17. The feeling is mutual!

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