Monday, October 13, 2008

Good Bye to ValueClick

From: Andrew Grangaard
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 11:24 PM
Subject: Good-bye dear coworkers!

To my ValueClick family,

Friday is my last day at ValueClick. I've had a great two years working here in the Westlake Village office (with visits to SF). I will miss seeing my many friends across the ValueClick departments. You are an excellent crew of hard working, dedicated people. Running the MOJO Publisher Development team was a wonderful opportunity and a fun ride. Sean, Rodney and Joe, thanks for your guidance and leadership with the Publisher product.

The MOJO Publisher layoffs in August were emotionally draining: suddenly separated from a crew and product I'd worked hard building and defending. My thanks go out to Peter Wolfert for working hard to find positions for myself and my team. Kelly Harrel and Mike Mikowski really went to bat to find the funds to bring Noel and I into Search123. Thank you. I'm happy to see Kevin Tam and Mike Heckman continuing with new roles at Mediaplex. I was truly blessed to have such a wonderful hardworking development team.

With my team safely transitioned, it is now time for me to take on a new opportunity. I'll be starting at The Rubicon Project next week. I can only hope that I'll find the same standards of excellence in my new teammates. I'm looking forward to the change of joining a young, small company -- and shortening my commute from a 35 mile drive (each way) to a 3 mile bicycle ride is too hard of a prospect to pass up. I'll miss you all. Stay Classy!

Thank you,

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