Last Friday was my final day on the analyst roster at Gilbane Group. My parting was voluntary, amicable, and done after much thought. I will always be grateful to Frank Gilbane for providing the opportunity to return to the analyst role and rebuild my public reputation as a thinker and problem solver. I anticipate that I will continue to be involved, in some manner, with the Gilbane conferences, which are structured as a separate legal entity from Gilbane’s research and consulting business now owned by Outsell, Inc.
I have chosen to leave Gilbane in order to better take advantage of the work opportunities that are presenting themselves with increasing frequency. In the days ahead, I will continue and build upon the advisory work that I have been doing since April through my own business, Dow Brook Advisory Services. The mission and business model underlying Dow Brook are quite different from Gilbane’s. In fact, I believe that Dow Brook’s subscription advisory service is a better way to serve companies that create and sell enterprise software than are the offerings of most established analyst firms. Time will tell…
There are several other business opportunities swirling about as well, including part-time and contract research and consulting projects. I am also open to any exceptional offers of full-time employment. I intend to give it my all as an independent analyst, but will remain open to any and all career possibilities.
In the short-term, you will probably not notice any changes. I will still be tweeting, blogging, etc. as I have for the last two years. I will still engage all of you to share, learn, and work together. The only real difference is that it will be done under the Dow Brook brand, as well as my name.
So here’s a toast to the past and one to the future! I am looking forward to making the future together with you. Cheers!