It’s been a while since I’ve written about what I’m up to, so here it goes.

First, my company Signal was acquired in April 2014. At some point I’ll write about that process, but I’ll summarize for now as a nice win and lots of lessons learned (seriously, if someone is interested in acquiring your company, let’s grab a coffee). I recently left the company and I’m excited to turn my mind towards what’s next. In retrospect, the past eight years have been an incredible experience, and I’m thankful to have been a part of it all. Here’s a nice photo of the team taken before I left:

Signal team

Next, we welcomed Eleanor Jane Judge into the world on March 19th - she’s doing great and growing quickly. Her brothers and sister have been a big help around the house and it’s fun to watch everyone figure things as we’ve grown from a family of five to six. I think it helps that she is adorable:


I’ve also created a new company to explore some product ideas that have been top of mind. I’m excited to dig into these ideas and see where they go. I’m also available to help with short term projects on a consulting basis. I’ve learned a lot over the years and would love to help others accelerate their product, marketing and operational efforts. If you’re interested, email me at

Finally, spring is here and everyone in Chicago is excited for the beautiful weather. Erin refers to this period of transition as fishbrain given how quickly we forget the Chicago winter experience. Seriously though, Chicago offers three amazing seasons that make you feel lucky to live here. I’m excited to take advantage of all the parks, neighborhood festivals, free concerts and movie nights that the city has to offer throughout summer.