Coaches, Colleagues, Coworkers, & Friends - 

 

I am very excited to announce that I have accepted a role as Content Marketer at FloHoops, a member of the Flosports.TV network. On the other hand, with a heavy heart, I wanted to announce that this Friday, October 21st, will be my last day as Community Manager at Krossover. 

It's such a simple statement, just a few words, that rerouted the course of my career in the blink of an eye. It's been hard for me to conceptualize that short statements like the one above, in addition to a few others I've had to use in this process, put such a distinct end to a very important chapter in my life. 

Through this journey, however, I have been extremely lucky to work with the world's best coaches. Whether it was an email exchange, a conversation on the phone, an inspiring tweet, or a blog post a coach submitted on Krossover Kredit, I was able to learn and grow as a person through the positive energy put forth by our coaches day in and day out. I am so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with each of you as you work to achieve your goals. 

October 1st, 2016 marked my fourth year at Krossover. Four years! While it might not seem like a long time for you, it's 80% of my young career! I cannot fully express how proud I am of the work of our team during my time. There is literally no other place I could have imagined myself. From day one, I was on the ground, constantly learning what it took to grow a company from 5 employees to 80, while building out the best product for coaches on the market today (yes, I am biased, and yes, I am right😄).  I was given the opportunity with work for multiple departments, starting in sales and transitioning to marketing, and with every department, from support, engineering and product, to business development. Experience that in my opinion, is invaluable. Lastly, I've learned the importance of commitment and its vital role in achieving wins, big or small, for your team. I will always carry the Krossover Brand with me where ever I go, constantly spreading the word and encouraging coaches to go the extra mile and try something new.

To Vasu, Thank you. Thank you for trusting me with the amazing opportunity to great things with your tool. Thank you for believing in me early on and encouraging me to have a voice in this industry. Thank you for being a mentor and the main guiding light as I revived and redefined my love for the game of basketball. You are truly changing the game, V, and I am so excited for everything that the basketball gods have in store for you. 

As far as a career move, I am eager to get started with a media company looking to bring unique high school and college basketball content to the best, most engaging fans in sports. I look forward to continuing telling the stories of today's coaches, athletes, teams, organizations, and events. I'm simply changing the name on the front of the jersey and am ready to take the next step in my journey, with all of you. 

Below are some milestones we all achieved over the past four years. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and never hesitate to touch base with me in the future. 

Yours in hoops, 

Jaki