“It would be an understatement to say that itâ€™s been a while since Iâ€™ve posted to Menaâ€™s Corner. Personally, Iâ€™ve needed to take an extended break from corporate blogging and luckily this break was enabled by the great work our teams have done on the various product blogs.
“However, it just wouldnâ€™t feel right if I didnâ€™t take the time to wake up the corner and personally write a post about some Six Apart related news that weâ€™re announcing today. In brief, Chris Alden (who has served as EVP and GM of our professional division â€“ basically, the Movable Type and TypePad businesses) is going to be the new Chairman and CEO of Six Apart, having been handed the reins by Barak Berkowitz.
“When Barak officially joined Six Apart as our CEO in July of 2004 (heâ€™d been acting CEO since January), I wrote in great length (my God, itâ€™s five printed pages!) about the reasons we wanted him to be a part of the company and what it meant to Ben and I on professional and personal levels.”
“Itâ€™s a really exciting time for Six Apart and I continue to have great faith in what weâ€™re accomplishing. As I realized myself, being a CEO is a big job, and Barak has filled it for four years of hard work as we all built this amazing company. He moves on, but will continue to be a valuable advisor to us all. The Six Apart thatâ€™s empowering millions of people to express themselves wouldnâ€™t be what it is without Barak, and for that Iâ€™m incredibly grateful.”
Chris at Six Apart, La Mena, September 14, 2007
The Six Apart thatâ€™s empowering millions of people to express themselves (except at LiveJournal, alas) wouldnâ€™t be what it is without Barak, and for that Iâ€™m incredibly grateful. Grateful for the turmoil at LJ? Huh.
Does this mean things will get better? Or worse?
(Is that a new picture of Mena? Did she cut her hair?)