18 years after founding Castek, I will be moving on to new pursuits. From the very first experience of starting the company in 1990 with my founding business partners, bootstrapping its growth through our credit cards, and all of the thrills, chills and spills of an incredible journey through the most exciting times in history for our industry, the birthing of this company and the opportunity to work with each of you have been amongst the most important, formative experiences of my life.
Together, we have been able to make a difference in our industry, and in each other’s lives.
We have invented the future together … we have grown up together … we have built a foundation and won many hard-fought campaigns together — these are the ties that bind.
It has been a privilege and an honor to have served as your CEO, and I am grateful for all of the support that employees, customers, partners and shareholders have provided me and the company through the past 18 years. As they say, all good things come to an end, but each ending is also a new beginning. Castek is not my first company, nor will it be my last — as all of you know or suspect, I have always been a far better entrepreneur than an employee :-). That being said, we built Camelot when we built Castek, and this company and the people that built it with me will always hold an honored place in my memories.
I wish each of you all the best, as you go forward within Oracle. This is a wonderful final chapter in the Castek story, to see our collective dreams of achieving global leadership in our space realized, and I will be very excited to follow your future progress.
My very best wishes for much continued success !!