I learned the importance of having a strong work ethic from my father early in life. As an immigrant from Malta, he lived through World War II and eventually was able to build a life in the United States. His determination to give us every opportunity for a better life made me appreciate every chance I was given. Through my time in school, the U.S. Navy and every work environment since, I was determined to work as hard as I possibly could and learn as much as humanly possible from every situation.
This determination has afforded me the opportunity to work with some incredible people at some incredible companies over the past 30 years. During my 12 years at Autodesk where I most recently served as VP of Worldwide Customer Success, I worked side-by-side with great leaders like Carl Bass, Andrew Anagnost, Amar Hanspal and Steve Blum. As a team, we were constantly pushing the edge, digging for new ways to help people look at the world differently, design differently, and solve problems differently. It was with this team at Autodesk that I first experienced MURAL.
As Autodesk started to adopt MURAL, I was amazed at how our globally distributed teams began acting as one, creating together and solving problems together so much faster than before. The system was flexible enough to be used in every situation, from large workshops to small, one-on-one brainstorming sessions. In the back of my mind, I knew we were changing the way our company worked and imagined new solutions forever. After you experience the benefits of globally distributed visual collaboration first-hand, there’s no going back.
I wanted to be a part of helping more companies like ours experience the same transformation. So after 12 incredible rewarding years at Autodesk, I chose to come to MURAL to serve as Chief Revenue and Customer Officer for three main reasons:
What we all used to do physically in our offices, like place sticky notes on white boards and share ideas visually, can now be done from anywhere at any time on a computer, tablet, or even your phone. I believe MURAL is going to change the way people imagine and design solutions for good, whether they are working in the same office or on the other side of the world, removing bias and speeding alignment.
In short, I believe we have the people, the solution, and the incredible market opportunity here at MURAL to truly improve the way the world solves problems, and I am thrilled to have joined this company.
If you haven’t yet experienced MURAL, give it a try and contact me if you need help getting started.