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Hanging with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and member of Fusion-io's Board

Hanging with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and member of Fusion-io’s Board

Today is my last day with Fusion-io. This has been an exceptional two years and four months.  I can’t express how excited and thrilled I am that I was able to be here.  It has been an amazing ride!

I came to Fusion-io in order to be a part of some of the world’s most disruptive storage technology, and that was absolutely what I got to take advantage of.  The rock stars that I’ve recruited still amaze me.  I know that it’s not about me, either, but it’s simply about the great technology and problems we have to solve that brings brilliant minds to work here.

I am leaving because an opportunity came knocking. I wasn’t out looking and I will repeat over and over that there is no reason I need or want to leave Fusion-io, but Monday, I will start a new adventure, in a new role, at a fantastic company doing some amazing things as impactful to human families as Fusion-io has been to digital storage… but I’ll talk more about that when the time comes.

For now, I am excited to leave behind:

  • A company with an expanded technical footprint across Salt Lake City, San Jose, and Boulder.
  • An exciting campus recruiting program working with more than 10 top-tier engineering schools around the country and some of the most-brilliant students I’ve ever met
  • A fantastic recruiting and HR team that I wish I could spend every day with still, even though there’s other fields I need to plow.
  • Terrific hiring managers that know how to really recruit and hire and retain great people.
  • The chance to meet and hang out with Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computer and member of the Fusion-io family.

I believe fully in what Fusion-io has done and is doing.  I have absolutely no regrets for leaving other than I constantly wish I could have done more to support the technology and the great people I worked with.

There are GREAT THINGS coming from Fusion-io. I will be watching from the sidelines now, but can not wait to see our great work come to full fruition.

“Do more, faster” is the company motto. I will forever be changed because of this culture and the way everyone at Fusion-io has an insatiable desire to do more than believably possible.

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Robert Merrill

Senior Technical Recruiter
I am a Husband, Dad, Recruitinator, Geek. Mormon. Smart-Alec. . Professionally, I am the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition at Ancestry.com", the world's largest online family history resource. Check out our jobs! Since 2001, I have helped connect companies and talented professionals with a particular style of recruiting, interviewing, onboarding and retention that helps companies change their recruiting processes and capabilities forever. I believe that even small companies can do fantastic recruiting with the right tools and mindset.

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