Leaving Mattermark & What’s Next

Andy Sparks
Nov 1, 2016 · 2 min read

October 5th was my last day at Mattermark.

The decision to leave the company I co-founded just shy of four years ago with Danielle and Kevin Morrill was not an easy one, but I am confident it was the right one.

When we first broached the topic, I took a couple days off to think and speak with friends, family, and mentors.¹ Even after we made the decision, Danielle, Kevin, and I went back and forth. We even had a tear-filled backpedal at Cigar Bar where we decided staying was better before we decided leaving was the best option. Co-founder departures have a tendency to get messy, but I’m proud to leave the company on great terms and remain thoroughly bullish on its future.

So what now?

Thanks to Alex Wilhelm, Ben Gilbert, Danielle Morrill, Eric Kerr, Nils Root, Sam DeBrule, Travis Hedge and Zach Boerger for editing drafts of this post.

¹ Thank you Ben Gilbert, Bill Babeaux, Brad Feld, Brett Northart, Carrie Phillips, Christian Long, Christina Harbridge, Dad, Danielle, Emily, Eric Kerr, Jeff Harper, Kevin, Khalid Halim, Mom, Nils Root, Peter Wooster, Rafael Corrales, Samiur Rahman, Travis Hedge, & Zach Boerger for putting up with my crazy during all that.

Thanks to Nils Root.

Andy Sparks

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I like my beer cold, conversation challenging, and work fulfilling. Aún aprendo. Buckeye. Current: Co-Founder & CEO, Holloway. Past: Co-Founder, Mattermark.