Oct 1, 2014 clicker updates
I was trolling around my phone this evening, and came across a new piece that mentioned David Rosenblatt, so I clicked into it. The story was that Chris Saridakis had been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role as an insider trader. My heart sank. As much as I appreciate that Chris admitted it and was contrite, I can’t help but think – what a nice guy, how did this happen? A momentary mistake, a small lapse in judgement, and a guy that most liked and only thought well of, goes to jail.
I recalled for my wife my history with Chris.
- While working at Hachette, Chris and Gian were my first account reps. I really liked them, and they turned me into a huge fan of DoubleClick
- When I was at Phase2Media and we learned, it was going under, the very first email I sent was to Chris, letting him know, I’d soon be a free agent.
- At a time when DoubleClick was doing regular layoffs, Chris brought me in. It was a dark time in my life and I’ll never be able to think of anything about Chris other than what a great guy he was, loyal, generous, and there when I needed it.
My thoughts are with Chris and his family.. I know he’ll make friends in prison, I hope he gets out in 10 minutes for good behavior.