Personal Message from Noah Tutak, General Manager of Geni

Started by Noah Tutak on Tuesday, April 8, 2014


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4/8/2014 at 2:22 PM

Dear Geni Community,

I have spent the last 7+ years of my life dedicated to helping the Geni community build the World Family Tree. Over that time I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many of you in the Geni community. Regretfully the time has come for me to move on from managing the Geni Team, as I have decided to take on a new challenge as co-founder of a new startup, that is not related to genealogy.

As I hope you know by now, I care deeply about Geni and the Geni community and I wouldn’t have moved on if I weren’t totally confident that Geni was left in good hands with a great future. Well over a year ago Geni found a great home as part of the MyHeritage family. I haven’t regretted this once as they have proved to be a great partner. Our CEO, Gilad, remains committed to the vision of the World Family Tree and maintaining and improving Geni as a separate product from MyHeritage. In fact, as part of this transition, they have committed to even more resources to help Geni continue to grow. Unfortunately the next chapter of Geni will have to be written without me.

Over the coming weeks the leadership of the Geni Team and product will transition to Mike Stangel, who has been with Geni even longer than I have. I’m sure you’ll agree that there are no more capable hands to take the reins. Please help me in welcoming Mike in his new role as General Manager of Geni and help me make sure that the transition is a positive one for the Geni community as a whole. I will still be around for many more weeks to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible.

I’ll leave you with a quote from Pauline R Kezer. I don’t know who she is, but her quote about change is one that I found fitting:
“Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.”

Best Regards,

4/8/2014 at 3:02 PM

Thanks and congratulations Noah! Geni wouldn't be what it is today without all you've done.

4/8/2014 at 3:48 PM

Wow, I'll be really sorry to see you go, Noah! Can we at least assume that you will remain a Geni user?

4/8/2014 at 4:03 PM

Thanks Randy and David. And yes, of course I'll remain a Geni user. I was a user before I was a part of the team and will be a user after I am no longer a part of the team!

Private User
4/8/2014 at 4:23 PM

Change can be scary and isn't very comfortable, but the growth that comes with it is what life's all about...

Best of luck with your new venture, Noah, and thanks for all you've done at Geni to create this wonderful collaborative adventure!

4/8/2014 at 8:15 PM

Oh wow! The end of an era is upon us. Noah, you've been so central to Geni's identity that it's hard to imagine Geni without you in a leading role. But I'm excited for you that you are launching the next step of what has already been quite an exciting career. I look forward to keeping in touch.

Mike Stangel, you know that I'm one of your biggest fans, so I applaud MH for choosing you to be Noah's successor. You are The Man. Congratulations and best wishes during your transition!

Private User
4/8/2014 at 10:44 PM

Congrats Noah, and good luck with your new exciting role!

Private User
4/8/2014 at 11:33 PM

Thanks for everything you did on Geni Noah! Good luck with your new venture!

4/9/2014 at 5:24 AM

Thanks for putting up with the foibles of the Curators Noah and for taking Geni so far. You will be so missed but at least you've left us in safe hands. Hope to see you climbing the tree and wish you luck in your new venture.

4/10/2014 at 6:57 PM

Noah, much luck in your new venture. Thank you for everything you have done for Geni.

Private User
7/24/2014 at 1:52 PM

Noah, I've been following you at angelist for a while. Good luck with Swim.

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