Another member joins the new band

Freewheel.tv, venture of Doug Knopper and a band of ex-clickers has landed yet another ex-clicker!  Steve Wolkoff has left Adobe to become Senior Product Manager of Freewheel – congrats to the entire team!

ch-ch-ch-changes

well, JB, Jeremiah Budzik, has officially left the building, his new challenge will be as Director of Digital at Tri-Direct Limited. 

Also, Cory Douglas has settled down in a new gig – in ohio!  he’s SVP Controller at Bisys Group.. i had never heard of them, they do some financial services and a quick review of their execs showed me that cory’s new boss is cory’s old boss, one Bruce Dalziel!

to start-up or not?

our own ari poses the question of how to value a start-up opportunity and whether you want to jump ship or not… he did his homework on this!  (which includes Excel screen shots!)

They’re back at it again!

Kevin & Dwight launched alleyinsider.com, a site with news, info, and discussions (feels like a blog) about the goings on in the business… they also have henry blodget on staff, he was a major analyst back in the .com run-up.  So far, some interesting reads and they are taking submissions to have a community twitter, i may enroll.

catching up..

I got LinkedIn with Joe LaManna, former sales poobah, Joe is now CEO of TriCap Technology.. I checked their site and am not smart enough to figure out what they do.

Also, Alex Tsai and his new gig, Imeem is now a customer – nice!

Last, but certainly not least – Bets Radley is now working over at Phorm

DoubleClick Employees Worry About Gaining the Google 15 – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

i battled this in college, at least they have some healthy food.. DoubleClick Employees Worry About Gaining the Google 15 – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

ex-clickers in person!

I just spent 2 days in Toronto and had the pleasure of spending some time with ex-clickers.  First off, we had a client user group, and Mary Broadfoot attended.  She was a DARTmail and DFA support rep who did a real good job and is now working for a small rep firm, Uptrend Media, she remains in Toronto.  It was good to see her and she’s a very knowledgeable customer now

Later in the evening, I had drinks with Ted Ma.  Ted’s a great guy and someone who was great to have on the DM team, back when I worked with DARTmail.  Ted is still at Epsilon, and now seems responsible for EMT, problem management, change management, ESM, and I think the facilities.  His hat rack is overloaded, but Ted remains the hardest working guy in the email business, full stop.

Of note, Ola was at the user group, he was a former email person who returned to DoubleClick.

Lastly – Kate Carman has returned to DoubleClick!  Kate is someone well liked by everyone who has worked with her and after leaving Epsilon for a stint with Kirby and the Gang, she has returned to DoubleClick, wunderbar!

Good to see these folks, but I had an ordeal getting out of Canada (flight issues), so while I hope to see them again, not right away

Also, Yahoo/RM closing, Microsoft/aQuantive closing, GoogleClick – still keeping lots of regulators and lawyers on the payroll.

when doves fly..

well well well.. word on the street is that Steve Dove is the latest “boomerang’er” to return to DoubleClick.  steve will be rejoining DoubleClick on the DFP Product Management team.  I’m happy for the team and Steve, I think he’ll do real well – time to make sure “UhhhYep” is still in my buddy list