We’re Bob Warfield fans here @ CloudAve: Ben called Bob a blogger role model, and I share his feelings, although in a strange moment Bob said he was reading my blog religiously 🙂 Perhaps when he wants to laugh?
Joke apart, Bob is a software veteran whose most recent gig was Executive VP of Helpstream – read Ben’s coverage on Helpstream here. I’ve long believed Bob was due to run his own show one day, and it happened: Bob is now CEO of Helpstream. I do not have details of how / when the Exec shuffle took place, but it must have been fairly recent – there is no news release or even blog post yet, and if you look at the CEO’s bio.. well, it needs a lil’ search / replace (emphasis mine):
Bob Warfield is executive vice president of products at Helpstream. Bob is responsible for continuously improving the Helpstream user experience through engineering, operations and product management.
It’s not everyday that a fellow Enterprise Irregular becomes active CEO, so double congratulations to Bob. But I am a bit worried: he will no doubt have less time and I certainly hope we are not loosing him as a blogger. The SmoothSpan Blog is a must-read for anyone interested in the Business of Software, and SaaS in particular. I hope it will stay that way… so once again, congrat’s, Bob, and remember to take care of your readers.
Update: The transition likely happened a few weeks ago, at least the press release announcing quarterly results on July 14th mentions Bob as CEO, which we apparently missed. On another note, a few hours after this post appeared Helpstream fixed the Leadership page quoted above.