One of the toughest things about running Envato is that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. It’s just one of the many reasons I’m excited about the possibility of a colony on Mars – days there are a whole 37 minutes longer than here on earth!
Back here in the real world, we’ve been growing and growing at Envato. Our Envato Marketplace team has swelled to more than 70 people, and today I wanted to introduce you to a fantastic new team member: Helen Souness, who has joined us as the new Marketplace General Manager. She’s taking over from Vahid who has done a valiant job this last year and spearheaded some very important infrastructure, team and growth projects. While Vahid is moving on to work on Envato operations, Helen will now be heading up the Marketplaces.
Helen joins us having been head of marketing at one of the largest online job companies in the world – the SEEK group. She has a huge depth of experience in online, marketing, business, and once upon a time in a former life was a lawyer! She’s also incredibly warm, down to earth, and possibly talks even more than I do.
I have quite honestly never been this excited about a new member of the team. While she joined us in December, we gave her a few weeks incognito to find her feet. But now I think it’s time to proudly introduce Helen to the community!
Over to you Helen!
Thank you Collis for such a warm introduction!
I could not be more excited to join Collis, Vahid, and the rest of the Envato team. Envato seems a very special place, full of talented people who just want to work hard and do great things for our community. As a bonus it is also a very fun and caring place to call home!
I see my job at Envato as supporting our hard working team to deliver more awesome stuff to you; helping buyers create better projects and authors to grow their businesses.
Our mission is simple: to build our tools and audience so that we get ever better at bringing buyers and sellers together. In my mind a great marketplace is easy and fast and ultimately feels like a pleasure, rather than a chore.
I have met a number of members of the wider Envato community already, but I would love to hear from more of you. So please make contact anytime on firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thanks for my warm welcome so far. I so look forward to being a part of this creative force that is Envato’s community, here on earth, and if Collis gets his way, it seems I’ll be introducing myself to our Martian community before too long!