At the end of May I’ll be leaving MCIC to work fulltime on Food Genius, a mobile app start-up that links hungry people to specific dishes. It’s a bittersweet transition; I absolutely love my work and colleagues at MCIC, but the opportunity to be a part of the Excelerate Labs 2011 Class is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.

For 14 months I’ve had the privilege of working alongside some of the smartest and most effective people I’ve ever met. MCIC is a special place where quality, integrity, and innovation are the norm, and it is uniquely situated to continue being at the center of Chicago’s civic data and information worlds. It is hard to quantify the impact that this experience has had on me, and I’ll miss this work dearly.

If we are working on something together right now, look for an email from me in the next 2 weeks with a status update and an introduction to your new lead contact with MCIC. My schedule is fairly tight these next four weeks, so please understand if I’m slow to respond.

MCIC is also seeking to replace me as Director of Project and Grant Development; a job description is attached to this post.  Please circulate this folks you think might be interested; they should contact MCIC’s Director of Operations, Paul Murtagh, at pmurtagh at mcic dot org to submit a resume and cover letter.

Soon, I’ll have a longer post with my reflections on leaving the non-profit sector for the for-profit world after more than 10 years. This is going to be one hell of an adventure.

Job Description Director of Project & Grant Development (.docx)

2 thoughts on “transition

  1. check out Food Spotting- my friends started this in SF last year!

    Good luck amigo, will we see you at NNIP Detroit?


  2. FoodSpotting is awesome, but I think for a different purpose. They do an awesome job in sharing images of food, but they have pics of a tiny sample of the universe of dishes that are out there; to their crowd-sourced ‘best of’ lists we’re a data-based catalog of everything around you.

    Not making NNIP Detroit, which is lame. The timing is bad; my last day at MCIC is the 27th. But you’ll get to meet Taryn and Virginia, who are awesome. Cheers :)

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