Friday will be my last day at Telligent

photo (2)Three and half years ago I left Microsoft to join Telligent.  At the time, Microsoft didn’t seem interested in being a player in the social software space, and I decided—to get the opportunity I was looking for–it was time to leave.   Telligent represented a tremendous opportunity to be part of the leadership for a growing company that has a truly rare opportunity to be very disruptive, dominate the social software space, and make a real difference in people’s lives.  It’s incredibly difficult to find a combination as cool as that in the software industry, and that remains true today.

In my time at Telligent, I’ve had a chance to ship 1.0 versions of the Telligent Enterprise, Analytics and Mobile products and continue to grow the Telligent Evolution platform with the addition of wiki, social profiles, and QnA applications.  Along the way, I’ve also had an opportunity to implement developer quality standards and introduce Telligent to the Program Management and Quality Assurance disciplines.

I’m grateful to Rob, Patrick and everyone else at Telligent for the opportunities I’ve been given and the wonderful people I’ve had the chance to meet and work with here.  I’m so incredibly proud of the work we’ve all accomplished as a team to get Telligent into the position it’s in today.  From the outside, I’ll be rooting for everyone’s continued successes. 

My co-workers, friends and the opportunity have made this an incredibly hard decision for me, but I’m making the choice to join the entrepreneurial scene and develop some projects and business ideas I’ve been putting off for a while.  In the end, it was a decision that really came down to a lot of personal timing and stars aligning.  I’ll miss everyone almost as much as I’ll miss ordering Texas meat by the pound. Smile

If you want to know what I’m doing next, you’ll have to follow my blog or twitter feed.  My personal email address is and my business address after Friday is  This will get interesting.  Smile

8 responses to “Friday will be my last day at Telligent”

  1. Good luck Josh, keep us posted how things are going.

  2. Kevin says:

    Congrats and good luck on your new venture! Looking forward to your reading about your adventures.

  3. Bhorton336 says:

    Good luck, Josh!

  4. Telligent is losing more good talent. Good luck to you, Josh! Please, let’s keep up!

  5. Terri Morton says:

    Telligent was fortunate to have you on board, Josh. Wishing you much success on the next leg of your journey!

  6. Shayan says:

    Congrats Josh! Welcome to the crazy side 😉

  7. Congrats and good luck! Look forward to hearing more. I do agree with you though… I miss some of that Texas food.

  8. Steven Ray says:

    Good luck and roll hard! 🙂

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