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We’re opening up an Austin office

I’m excited to announce that my companies, GasPedal and the Social Media Business Council, will be opening up an Austin office and I’ll be moving down there this summer.

Our Chicago office remains home base. All of our awesome people are still here. Kurt Vanderah is stepping into the role of General Manager for the Chicago office (congrats, Kurt!). We’ll be a two-office company, hiring and expanding in both locations.

Why?

  • Austin is booming and it’s a great town for small business.
  • The social media/startup scene is very hot there and we want to share in that energy.
  • I’ve been in big cities for the last 20 years, but I grew up in Milwaukee and want to raise the kids the way I grew up.
  • Better BBQ. (Sorry, Chicago.)

We’ll be hiring all sorts of folks (in both cities), especially social-media-savvy salespeople and community managers, a COO, and the world’s greatest executive admin. It’s a little early, but feel free to contact me and tell your friends.

P.S. Anyone want to trade houses? 60614 for 78731?

P.P.S. Time to dust off the vintage Tony Lamas!

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  1. Howard Mann January 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Congrats Andy! Great news!

  2. Laura January 21, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    Congrats! I don’t live there anymore, but Austin is a great place. Aim for 78741 though!

  3. Nick S. January 21, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Congrats to the entire team, and congrats, Kurt – well deserved.

  4. Ferodynamics January 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Hope your move goes well. I’m in Round Rock, a few minutes north of Austin. Did you find office space yet?

    @ferodynamics

  5. Brett Hurt January 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    Looking forward to having you in our hometown, Andy! You’ll love it here.

  6. Lindsay Lebresco January 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    How exciting Andy! Congrats on the expansion plans and your kids will surely thank you- very cool down there in Austin! (and a big congrats to Kurt- well deserved!)

  7. Sarah Loyens January 23, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    That’s awesome, Andy! Austin is excited to welcome you!

  8. Bob Pearson January 23, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Andy, will be great to have you join us all in Austin. Exciting news!

    I recommend Lucchese at Allen’s Boots on South Congress, by the way, for your new pair of boots….:)

  9. Andrew McFarland January 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    As a native of Central NY, I guarantee you’re in for a great experience. Austin is highly regarded for all the right reasons. Welcome to the Lone Star State!

  10. Kirsten January 27, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    Excited to welcome you to Austin Andy – this is the most fun & creative tech city … you’re going to love it (and the weather ain’t bad either). Let me know if you’ll be here for SXSW … I’ll be in town … love to catch up over drinks.

  11. Andy Sernovitz January 27, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    Thank you all! I feel so welcomed and appreciate the hospitality. Really looking forward to seeing you all (y’all?).

  12. Christine Harmel February 2, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    Andy, Welcome to Austin! Can’t wait til you get here. You will find it the most welcoming and super-fun city.

  13. John Lund February 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    Great city! Check out the Continental Club…Saturday afternoons especially….JL

  14. Bill Parkes February 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    Welcome to Austin! You’re making a good choice, as the energy and creativity in the town is great. Welcome!

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