Chris Baus

Goodbye Zephyr.

A couple weeks ago I made one of the most difficult decisions of my life. I resigned from my long time employeer, Zephyr Associates. I’ve worked for Zephyr for most of my adult life and considered my colleagues to be some of my closests friends and extended family. I wasn’t sure how I would feel when I left the office for the last time today, but I feel like giving thanks.

I want to thank Steve Hardy, the founder of Zephyr, for being crazy enough to try to start and run a software company in Lake Tahoe, which provided one of the few opportunities for developers to live and work in the Sierra. Working for Steve Hardy was like an MBA crash course in economics and hustle.

I want to thank Aaron Moore for hiring me and making StyleAdvisor a game changing reality. Also Will Clemens for the opportunity to work underneath him as part of Zephyr’s leadership. Lauren Boismer for bringing in key accounts when it mattered, and Lawrence Chia for setting up our accounts becoming more of an expert on Zephyr On Demand than I was.

I want to thank the core Zephyr on Demand team, Kyle Schuma, Max Lybbert, and Matt Motherway, for sticking with me and catering to my whims. You are amazing developers and can hold your own with anyone in the business. I know what you put up with and I appreciate it. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a team of such a high caliber.

And Thomas Becker for being Thomas Becker. You are an unheralded genius, but your work will be recognized.

I wish everyone at Zephyr and Informa the best. Thank you for the memories.