Alan Lepofsky just blogged that he has joined Socialtext as Director of Marketing. I'm excited to work directly with him, as his passion and expertise in collaboration. He most recently served as Senior Strategist for Lotus Software at IBM. Ed Brill, who first introduced me to Alan, puts it better than titles:
Alan's contributions to the IBM Lotus business over the last ten years have been immeasurable. Many know Alan as a visible member of the Lotus community -- a speaker during Lotusphere keynotes and breakouts, user groups and IBM conferences; constant contributor to the "Notes.net" and Business Partner discussion forums; Penumbra "Prism" award winner; and, of course, passionate blogger. What is less well-known externally are his contributions to Lotus's business and technical strategy over the last ten+ years. Alan has had direct influence on successful projects in our partner/channels organization, business strategy, and technical direction. I can honestly say I've never worked with someone as passionate as Alan -- he is always willing to push for what is needed, even when that might be unpopular or politically challenging. As recently as last week, I saw him updating strategy documents, conducting brainstorming sessions, and pushing for more Notes technical integration.
I look forward to raising the bar in our marketing efforts with Alan, and also enhancing our partnership with Lotus Connections.