How to Survive Three Quantum Shifts in 18 Months

Change can be scary, especially when your company changes ownership. Now imagine that happening THREE times in under TWO years! Shifts in culture, branding, leadership, coworkers… you name it. What does it take to not only survive under such circumstances, but thrive?



This week on the Speaking to Influence podcast, Sam King, President & CEO of Veracode, shares the realities of that experience in digital technicolor. As she described the trajectory:


“Over the course of about 18 months to 24 months… we went from being a venture backed independent software company to becoming part of a large publicly traded software company, which then in turn, got bought by another, much larger, publicly traded software company, which then created an opportunity for us to get divested and become an independent software company, again, backed by a different software investor. So in the course of 18 months, we had three owners. The key to going through that successfully was just constant communication.”


If you want to know more about what that constant communication looked like, listen in.


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