January 2022


A new year is a time for fresh starts, and I am feeling reinvigorated by the energy and enthusiasm everyone at Rocket has brought with them into 2022. I strongly believe this will be a huge year for Rocket, in large part because our global team of Rocketeers is truly unstoppable.

Despite ongoing challenges in the world, we have not slowed down. It is the resilience, strength, optimism and drive I see from Rocketeers across the globe that resulted in a very successful 2021. Those traits will also propel us forward in 2022, as we remain focused on our customers’ journey to modernize their apps, their data, and their infrastructure.

You’ve heard me say before, our customers are our North Star and listening well to their wants and needs is essential for us to succeed. We’ve been listening carefully and know our customers are struggling to solve the pace of their modernization. Rocket is uniquely positioned to deliver on the modernization promise for them with our focus on simplification, scale and unmatched depth and breadth of software innovation. With our commitment to customer success at the forefront of our mission, I firmly believe Rocket is the partner that will help our customers accelerate their modernization efforts and support them on their journey to open, hybrid infrastructure.

As you can see, 2022 brings incredible opportunities for us and our customers and I am confident we are going to accomplish great things this year. However, it is important we have some fun at the same time. Yes, traditional wisdom states “work is not supposed to be fun. That’s why it’s called work.” But we are not a traditional company. We are a modern technology company. A company with a growth mindset where we are agile, nimble and embrace change. With that in mind I’m excited to share a change in format to these CEO letters.

Moving forward, at the start of each quarter I’ll be sitting down with Paul Muller, the lively host of our Digital: Disrupted podcast, for a video Q&A segment called Bold Moves, Bolder Conversations. In these conversations, Paul and I will take on a “bold move” of sorts that is fun, maybe a little quirky, and definitely entertaining. I might challenge Paul to a game of chess, play a game of Pictionary (you know I love a whiteboard!) or even taste test muffins to see if I can identify my beloved Dunkin’ blueberry.

From there, Paul and I will discuss important updates on the business, big accomplishments from the previous quarter, what’s upcoming and—of course—the Rocketeers who make it all possible. My hope is that this new format will allow me to share some of my personal interests and maintain an open dialogue about our achievements, our challenges, and our biggest goals. So, this is the last CEO letter you will see in this format.

Stay tuned for the first edition of Bold Moves, Bolder Conversations in April following the close of Q1.

January’s Bold Move: The Rocketeers behind our Global Sales Kick Off (GSKO)

Every year, our Global Sales Kick Off is a fantastic few week of learning, engaging, networking, and celebrating your successes. The event would not be possible without the input of sales, enablement, product, and marketing leadership as well as their dedicated teams, and I am grateful for the hard work and preparation that goes into making such an important event a huge success!

AGSKO also provided a chance for us to see firsthand how eager and prepared our GTM/Sales team is to serve our customers and ultimately play an important role in accelerating their modernization journeys. At Rocket, we measure our own success by the positive experiences customers have with our products and solutions, and the important conversations we have at GSKO all stem from our ultimately goal: to make customers truly happy with products and solutions that help expand, evolve, and progress their modernization journeys.