On Growth and Gratitude

Sovos | February 15, 2016

ShipCompliant was originally launched to help wineries access the burgeoning Direct to Consumer channel back in January 2006.  Since then, our bootstrapped team in Boulder, along with our steadfast industry partners and supportive clients, have reshaped the industry and enabled a $2B market to flourish.  We have expanded from serving wineries to assisting all beverage alcohol companies reach their markets compliantly, and efficiently. In recent years, we have launched an entirely new adjacency in eCommerce sales tax automation called Taxify.co.  Finally, we have scaled the team, still based in Boulder, to nearly 70 dedicated, engaged, core-value driven employees.

As a founder entrepreneur, I knew once I decided to sell the business last April to Vista Equity Partners, one day it would become time to leave the company we built. I have recently announced to our team here in Boulder, that the time is nigh.  My family and I will take some long-awaited time away, however I plan to stay involved in the beverage alcohol industry through mentorship and investments. (more…)