“We will work as teammates. We will succeed together or not at all.” — Python Safety Core Company Values
In 2011, I joined the leadership team of a local startup, Python Safety, where we started building a company designed to eventually be acquired. A few short years later, all of our work paid off when we were acquired by Capital Safety, the global leader in Fall Protection.
During my time at Python, I was fortunate enough to be mentored by Mark Caldwell (co-founder of Purewire, later acquired by Barracuda Networks), Jeff Lake (VP of Field Ops and Federal Ops at CipherTrust, later acquired by Secure Computing Corporation), and the founder of Python Safety, Billy Mathews. Over the years, I had the pleasure of serving alongside an incredible team that anyone would be proud to work with.
From the start, I knew there would be a time when Python and I would go our own ways, and I'm overjoyed that I was able to see the company through an acquisition before my departure. While Python granted me so many opportunities to grow and learn, I knew that I eventually would shift the majority of my focus back to web design and development. While photography, video, and print design are all fields I enjoy working in, my passion is for business and the web.
I'll never be able to fully express my gratitude to every person that helped make Python the company that it was, and still is. Every person there will always have a special place in my heart.